Migration and Home Affairs


The Covid-19 crisis brought with it unprecedented travel restrictions. It also impacted the functioning of national authorities issuing visa and residence permits.
On 13 May 2020, the Commission presented a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen.
On Friday 8 May, the Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU for another 30 days, until 15 June.
Figures published by the European Commission show that the consulates of the Schengen States received almost 17 million applications for short-stay visas in 2019, a considerable increase of 5.9% since 2018.
The Internet Watch Foundation 2019 report highlights concerning trends around the increase of child sexual abuse imagery hosted in Europe.
The Regional Development and Protection Programmes (RDPPs) in North Africa and the Horn of Africa are an important part of the European Agenda on Migration.
Today, the Commission adopted guidance on the implementation of relevant EU rules on asylum and return procedures and on resettlement in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, which
Today the Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 May.
The European Commission adopted today a guidance document on the implementation of the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU (PDF)
The 2020 call for project proposals on security research is open - €275 million available for security research projects
New Europol report on latest developments of COVID-19 on the criminal landscape in the EU
The Commission is reporting today on the progress made in the past year towards achieving full visa reciprocity with countries on the EU
On Wednesday, 11 March, the European Commission will organise a dedicated event in Paris to mark the 16th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism.
Update: The deadline for the call for interest has been extended to 10 March 2020.
DG HOME would like to establish a shortlist of candidates for Secretary/Administrative Assistant FGII positions. If you are interested, please apply to the vacancy notice below:
Earlier this week, Europol published the second report of the observatory function on encryption.
As part of Project IDEA, funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Po
Today, EU Member States in the Council have given the green light for the start of negotiations with Japan on an Agreement to enable the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data from the European Union to Japan.
On Tuesday 11 February, "Safer Internet Day" is celebrated across the world under the slogan “Together for a better internet”. Safer Internet Day is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs), with the support of the European Commission.
Today, the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) co-signed dedicated Terms of Reference to improve collaboration on research and innovation relevant for EU border security.