Call for proposals - External Borders Fund 2012 - Community actions EXT-BORDERS-FUND-2012 Closed!


The objective of the Fund is to contribute to the development of a common European integrated border management system.

The actions shall cover the following areas:

  • further Community cooperation in implementing Community law and good practices;
  • support studies, dissemination and exchange of information on best practices and all other aspects of the general objective of contributing to enhancement of the activities organised by the consular services of the Member States in third countries and the cooperation between Member States in this field, including on the use of state-of-the-art technology;
  • support projects and studies exploring the possibility of new forms of Community cooperation and Community law in this area, in particular common application centres;
  • support the setting-up of transnational cooperation networks and pilot projects based on transnational partnerships between consular services from two or more Member States designed to stimulate innovation and facilitate the exchange of experience and good practice;
  • support to the development and application by Member States of common statistical tools, methods and indicators for measuring policy developments in the field of visa policy and consular cooperation.


  • Category 1: Setting up and further development of regional consular co-operation programmes
  • Category 2: Establishing and further development of Immigration Liaison Officers ('ILOs') activities
  • Category 3: Cooperation and exchange of information on migration flows between the Member States with the possibility to connect with third countries with the aim of counteracting irregular migration
  • Category 4: Providing training for experts taking part in the evaluation of the implementation of the Schengen acquis in the Member States

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 11,10 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 February 2013 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EXT-BORDERS-FUND-2012 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security

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