2023 State of Schengen: achievements and key priorities
The second State of Schengen Report is part of the Commission's initiative to further reinforce Schengen governance through a yearly reporting. This exercise presents the state of Schengen, identifies challenges and best practices, as well as priority areas for action. The State of Schengen Report w
EU security projects on the ground in Türkiye post earthquake
Following the catastrophic 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Türkiye and Syria in February 2023, aid from all over Europe has been sent to the field in order to assist national authorities and bodies to handle the crisis.
Visa applications reach 7.5 million in EU- and Schengen Associated Countries – a 258% increase to 2021
Figures published by the European Commission show that the consulates of the EU countries and Schengen Associated Countries received more than 7.5 million applications for short-stay visas in 2022.
Info Days for Horizon Europe Cluster 3 (Civil Security for Society)
Through Horizon Europe Cluster 3 “Civil Security for Society”, the European Commission funds research and innovation projects to address the challenges arising from persistent security threats. These projects relate to the fight against crime and terrorism and external and border security.
Kosovo visa liberalisation signed for entry in early 2024
Citizens of Kosovo will be allowed to travel to the EU –and EU citizens to go to Kosovo- without requesting a visa, for periods of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. After the law has entered into force, the entire Western Balkans region will have a similar visa framework for the Schengen area.
Security research for policy community CERIS shares its news
Catering to the specific interest in Security Research news, the DG HOME Community for European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) launches a newsletter on its activities.
Call for proposals: funds for data sets in European Data Space for innovation
The European Commission published on 30 March 2023 a call for proposals for € 1 000 000 to fund projects for data sets for the European Data Space for innovation.
EU anti-corruption package: Commission meets with Member States and stakeholders on 13-14 March 2023
In both meetings, contributions were gathered on the upcoming Commission’s package on anti-corruption, scheduled for adoption end of April.
European Commission provides Member States EUR 10.7 billion to address challenges in migration, border management, and security
From 2021 to 2027, the European Commission allocated EUR 10.7 billion to 27 Member States for programmes in the field of migration, border management, and security.
Thanks to temporary protection in the EU, Tonya finds hope
Tonya looks back on the last year and the assistance from the European Union which has helped her settle in the country. 24 February marks one year since Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.