The European Internal Security Fund-Borders and Visas Sector was established in the framework of the new programming period 2014-2020.
The objective of the Fund is to maintain a high level of security and crime prevention, while at the same time facilitating legal travel and guaranteeing the effective management of the Union’s external borders. The Internal Security Fund has as its general objective the securing of a high level of security in the Union through financial support in the field of external border management and the common visa policy.
Under the auspices of the European and Development Programs Management Service (Y.D.E.A.P.), the political dialogue between the bodies of Greece and the European Commission took place in September 2013, resulting in the drawing up of strategies and the adoption of the main points of interest to both sides.
The National Program of Greece for support from the European Internal Security Fund for the programming period 2014-2020 was approved with the no. C(2015) 5312/31-07-2015 Decision of the European Commission. The total budget of the actions to be financed by the European Internal Security Fund – Borders and Visas Sector amounts to €204,449,184.00, including Special Actions (FRONTEX Equipment). The percentage of European participation for this Sector is 75%, while the percentage of European participation for Special Actions (FRONTEX Equipment) is 90%.
The European Internal Security Fund – Sector Borders and Visas, includes the financing of actions, which aim to achieve the following Special Objectives: