Borders Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI)
Securing the EU's External Borders
With an overall budget of €6.4 billion, the Border Management and Visa Instrument, contributes to securing strong EU external borders, which in turn will allow the EU to maintain a Schengen area without internal border controls.
Member States will implement the largest share of the allocation through multiannual national programmes. In addition to this the Commission will also implement actions of particular EU added value - the Union actions.
In the context of the migratory challenges and potential threats at external borders, this Instrument aims to contribute to an adequate distribution of financial resources to most affected Member States and assist them in building up sufficient capacity to address the challenges they are facing.
The Border Management and Visa Instrument will contribute in particular to:
- strengthening EU capacity for borders and security controls, including implementation of common visa policy;
- ensuring the EU's visa policy continues to evolve and modernise, whilst strengthening security and mitigating irregular migration risks;
- implementing the new mandate of the European Border and Coast Guard.
The Thematic Facility will ensure timely publicity for actions, which are directly financed either via grants or public contracts. The Commission will directly cooperate with public and private partners, including civil society and other non-governmental organisations. At times, support of experts could be sought to provide opinions and advice on specific topics.
The Thematic Facility will ensure timely publicity for actions, which are directly financed either via grants or public contracts. The Commission