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Programm: Internal Security Fund

Programme
Internal Security Fund
Acronym ISF
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Internal Security Fund"

The Internal Security Fund (ISF) promotes the implementation of the Internal Security Strategy, law enforcement cooperation and the management of the Union's external borders. The ISF is composed of two instruments, ISF Borders and Visa and ISF Police.

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Thematic Focus Justice, Human Rights, Security, Administration, Migration
Macro-Region
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
Internal Security Fund
Belgium / Belgique-België
Bulgaria / България
Germany / Deutschland
Estonia / Eesti
Finland / Suomi
France
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada)
Ireland / Ireland
Italy / Italia
Croatia / Hrvatska
Latvia / Latvija
Lithuania / Lietuva
Czech Republic / Česká Republika
Poland / Polska
Portugal / Portugal
Luxembourg / Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands / Nederland
Austria / Österreich
Romania / România
Sweden / Sverige
Slovakia / Slovensko
Slovenia / Slovenija
Hungary / Magyarország
Cyprus / Κύπρος
Spain / España
Financial details

The total budget of the ISF for the entire funding period amounts to 3.8 billion €.


Subprogrammes of Internal Security Fund

Police cooperation, preventing and combatting crime, and crisis management

The two main objectives of the ISF instrument Police are:

  • Fight against crime & police cooperation
  • Protecting critical infrastructure & crisis management
Subprogrammes of Police cooperation, preventing and combatting crime, and crisis management
  1. Union actions

    Part of the ISF Police fund is managed by the Commission (direct and indirect management) through Union Actions, which include Calls for Proposals, Procurement, Direct Awards and Delegation Agreements.

    Open Calls

Internal Security Fund - Borders and Visa

The ISF Borders and Visa instrument's main objective is to contribute to ensuring a high level of security in the Union while facilitating legitimate travel. This goal will be achieved through the Fund's support to actions which will aim to reach the following specific objectives:

  • Visa: The effective processing of Schengen visas by supporting a common visa policy which aims at facilitating legitimate travel to the EU, providing a high quality of service to visa applicants, ensuring equal treatment of non-EU nationals and tackling irregular migration;
  • Borders: Achieving a uniform and high level of control of the external borders by supporting integrated borders management, harmonising border management measures within the Union and sharing information among EU States, and between EU States and Frontex, in order to halt irregular migration and ensure the smooth crossing of the external borders.
Subprogrammes of Internal Security Fund - Borders and Visa
  1. National Programmes

    Concrete actions to be funded through this instrument can include a wide range of initiatives, such as setting up and running IT systems, acquisition of operational equipment, promoting and developing training schemes and ensuring administrative and operational coordination and cooperation.

  2. Union actions

    Part of the ISF Borders and Visa Fund is managed by the Commission (direct and indirect management) through Union Actions, which can include calls for proposals, procurement, direct awards and delegation agreements.

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