Exporting EU integrated border management beyond EU borders: Modernization and institutional transformation in exchange for more mobility?

Raul Hernández i Sagrera

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    Abstract

    © 2015 Centre for International Studies. All rights reserved. The external dimension of European Union (EU) border management cooperation has recently been developed, in particular through the promotion ofintegrated border management (IBM). The European Commission has been keen to foster IBM, an attempt to reach EU standards in the absence ofan EU common border service. Integrated border management is regulated under the Treaty of Lisbon, and the Stockholm Programme calls for its further development. This article analyses and compares the policy instruments promoting IBM standards beyond EU borders, namely the European Agency for Operational Cooperation at the External Border ofthe Member States ofthe EU (FRONTEX) (with the signature ofWorking Arrangements with the border services of third countries) and the activity ofthe EU Border Assistance Mission to the Republic of Moldova and to Ukraine (EUBAM) at the Ukrainian-Moldovan border. Moreover, it provides an empirical account ofIBM activity carried out in the Eastern Partnership and Russia, and explains the reasons underlying the lack ofIBM promotion in the southern Mediterranean countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSupranational Governance of Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
    Pages129-146
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2016

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    Hernández i Sagrera, R. (2016). Exporting EU integrated border management beyond EU borders: Modernization and institutional transformation in exchange for more mobility? In Supranational Governance of Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (pp. 129-146)