Best Practices

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started
This project pursues the identification of best practices in border checks at land BCPs. In 2012 the focus was on border check procedures and international cooperation at the external land borders. In 2013 the project is exploring additional areas, namely the performance of VIS checks at land BCPs,the human machine interface of border control equipment, border checks at railway BCPs, and cooperation between border guards and customs.
Research
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started

The overarching goal of the VIS Project is to provide Member States implementing the Visa Information System with tools to better perform their tasks and to identify and gain value from EU-level synergies provided by use of the VIS system wherever possible.

Research
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started

The Passenger Analysis Model (PAM) is a conceptual business model and framework for the development of Passenger Information Units (PIUs) in the EU. It is the product of work led by Frontex, which builds on the knowledge and best practices from those states which are well experienced in intelligence-driven passenger analysis activities. Although developed with a border control mission in mind, it may easily be adapted to serve other concurrent government missions as well.