What is European Day for Border Guards
The European Day for Border Guards (ED4BG) is an annual event, organised by Frontex, taking place second half of May each year.
ED4BG presents Europe’s border-guard community with an opportunity to share experiences and best practice. It provides a forum for topical discussion, exchange of views between key border-management players, and a platform to bring together the worlds of public service and private industry.
One of the event’s key objectives is to foster a community of EU border guardianship with shared values and priorities. Above all it is an expression of appreciation and celebration of Europe’s border-management authorities and their personnel.
European Day for Border Guards 2017
Dr. Roderick Parkes is a senior researcher at the EU Institute for Security Studies, a Paris-based EU research agency, where he covers European migration and home affairs policy. He has previously worked for government-affiliated think tanks in Berlin, Warsaw, Stockholm and Brussels.
Tony Mouton is a Commissioner and Member of the Migration Unit within the General Directorate of Administrative Police of the Belgian Federal Police, responsible for the management of Belgium’s external borders and border guard training.