Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

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The Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The role of the body is to ensure the EU's security, to build a common EU migration and asylum policy, and to promote dialogue and cooperation with non-EU countries.[1] Thereby, it contributes to the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ).

Structure[edit]

  • Directorate A: Directorate for International and Horizontal Affairs
  • Directorate B: Schengen, Borders & Innovation
  • Directorate C: Migration, Asylum and Visa
  • Directorate D: Internal security
  • Directorate E: HOME Affairs Funds
  • Directorate F: Audit and Situational Awareness

Additionally, there are the following Migration and Home Affairs Agencies:

The current Director-General of DG HOME is Monique Pariat.[2] She can be deputised by one of three Deputy Directors-General including one who is responsible for "horizontal affairs and migration", currently Mr. Johannes Luchner, one in charge of "Schengen & security" acting also at Counter-Terrorism Co-ordinator, currently Mr. Olivier Onidi, and one dealing with "Financial management, situation awareness" who is also heading the Task Force Migration Management, being Ms Beate Gminder. The department operates under the political authority of Ms. Ylva Johansson, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs.

Directorate A: Directorate for International and Horizontal Affairs[edit]

This Directorate is made up of four policy coordination units (1) Policy Coordination and Inter-institutional Relations, (2) Communication, (3) International Affairs, and (4) Legal Affairs and Enforcement.

Directorate B: Schengen, Borders & Innovation[edit]

This Directorate is made up of four policy units (1) Schengen and External Borders, (2) Schengen Governance, (3) Information Systems for Borders, Migration and Security, and (4) Innovation and security research.

Directorate C: Migration, Asylum and Visa[edit]

This Directorate is made up of five policy units (1) Irregular Migration and Returns, (2) Legal Pathways and Integration, (3) Asylum, (4) Migration management, and (5) Visa Policy.

Directorate D: Internal security[edit]

This Directorate is made up of five policy units (1) Law Enforcement Cooperation, (2) Counter-Terrorism, (3) Prevention of Radicalisation, (4) Security in the Digital Age, and (5) Organised Crime, Drugs and Corruption.

Directorate E: HOME Affairs Funds[edit]

This Directorate is made up of five financial policy units (1) Funds Programming and Agencies Coordination, (2) South and Central Europe (I), (3)North, West and Central Europe (II), (4) Union actions and Procurement, and (5) Budget and Reporting.

Directorate F: Audit and Situational Awareness[edit]

This Directorate is made up of two units (1) Audit and Compliance and (2) Situational Awareness.

In order to achieve its goals, the European Commission has published several policy agendas. Current major agendas related to the DG HOME are the Security Union Strategy (2020),[3] the European Agenda on Migration (2015),[4] and the Cybersecurity Strategy for the European Union (2013).[5] Other major agendas are the EU Global Strategy (2016),[6] the White Paper on the Future of Europe (2017),[7] the European Energy Security Strategy (2014).[8]

History[edit]

DG HOME was created in 2010 when the DG Justice, Freedom and Security was split into DG HOME and the Directorate-General for Justice.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DG HOME: About us". 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Our Director General". 6 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Internal Security". 6 December 2016.
  4. ^ "New Pact on Migration and Asylum". 6 December 2016.
  5. ^ "EU Cybersecurity plan to protect open internet and online freedom and opportunity - Cyber Security strategy and Proposal for a Directive". 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe A Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign And Security Policy" (PDF). 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  7. ^ "The White Paper on the Future of Europe" (PDF). 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  8. ^ "European Energy Security Strategy". 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Commission completes internal reshuffle". EurActiv. 3 June 2010.

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