European Funds Unit

Regulation (EU) 2021/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2021 establishing, as part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy (the BMVI Regulation), provides that Member States may receive funding for specific actions in addition to their initial allocations in their respective programmes.

Specific actions aim to fund transnational or national projects that bring Union added value in accordance with the objectives of the Instrument for which one, several or all Member States may receive an additional allocation to their programmes. They will be implemented as one of the components of the Thematic Facility in line with Art. 8 of the above-mentioned BMVI Regulation and in accordance with the relevant financing decisions and work programmes for the Instrument.

The Commission launched a call for expression of interest under the Specific Action “Promoting innovation in border checks and/or border surveillance by taking up research results - INNO”, in line with the actions listed in the abovementioned financing decision and work programme.

BMVI 2024 SA INNO 1 1 5 Call for expression of interest.pdf