The video explains the role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, created in October 2016. Its main goals are to help implement integrated border management at the EU level, oversee an effective functioning of border control at the external borders and provide increased operational and technical assistance to EU member states. It also supports search and rescue operations.
In particular, the agency possesses a vital role in migrating management, by providing assistance in screening, registration and identification of the migrants. The agency also bridges the gap between border guard authorities and industry, to make sure that the search and development community has a clear picture of the needs and challenges face to the borders.
In addition, the vessels and aircrafts deployed in its operations collect information relevant to fisheries control, detection of pollution, as well as compliance with maritime regulations.