European Union institutions

The policymakers behind Frontex’ practices and the militarisation and externalisation of borders:

European Commission
Rue de la Loi 130, Brussels – Belgium

Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME)
Rue du Luxembourg 46, Brussels – Belgium

Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS)
Avenue d’Auderghem 45, Brussels – Belgium

An overview of Commission Representations in EU member states.

European Council
Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels – Belgium

Frontex cooperates with other EU agencies and is part of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network.

An important partner agency is eu-LISA, which manages most of the EU IT systems and databases for border and migration policies, including EURODAC, the Schengen Information System (SIS II) and the VISA Information System (VIS).

  • Headquarters: Vesilennuki 5, Tallinn – Estonia
  • Operational site: Rue de la Faisanderie 18, Strasbourg – France
  • Liaison Office: Oudergemlaan 20, Brussels – Belgium

Frontex cooperates with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of maritime surveillance. EMSA, for example, makes drones it leases available for border surveillance flights for Frontex and for EU member states.

  • Office: Praça Europa 4, Lisboa – Portugal


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