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Migration and Home Affairs


An agreement between some EU Member States and some neighbouring non-Member States to gradually remove controls at their common borders and introduce freedom of movement for all nationals of the signatory Member States, other EU Member States or third countries.


Derived by EMN from the Schengen Agreement


  • BG: Шенгенско споразумение
  • CS: Schengenská dohoda
  • DE: Schengener Übereinkommen
  • EL: Συμφωνία Σένγκεν
  • EN: Schengen Agreement
  • ES: Acuerdo de Schengen
  • ET: Schengeni leping
  • FI: Schengenin sopimus
  • FR: accord de Schengen
  • GA: Comhaontú Schengen
  • HR: Schengenski sporazum
  • HU: Schengeni Megállapodás
  • IT: Accordo di Schengen
  • LT: Šengeno susitarimas
  • LV: Šengenas nolīgums
  • MT: Ftehim (Il-) ta’ Schengen
  • NL: Schengenakkoord
  • PL: Układ z Schengen
  • PT: Acordo de Schengen
  • RO: Acordul Schengen
  • SK: Schengenská dohoda
  • SL: Schengenski sporazum
  • SV: Schengenavtalet
  • NO: Schengen-avtalen
  • KA: შენგენის შეთანხმება
  • UK: Шенгенська угода
  • HY: Շենգենյան համաձայնագիր

Related Term(s)


1. The Schengen Agreement was signed on 14 June 1985 between BE, FR, DE, LU and NL.
2. The Agreement and the Convention, the rules adopted on that basis and the related agreements together form the ‘Schengen acquis’. Since 1999, this has formed part of the institutional and legal framework of the European Union by virtue of a protocol to the Treaty of Amsterdam.
3. The rules governing the movement of persons across borders are set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/399 (Schengen Borders Code) .
4. For more information, see the webpage on Schengen.