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 2016


  • Thomas Obruča

    Thomas Obruča is a professional with twenty seven years of law enforcement experience that includes, among others, nineteen years of practice in criminal investigations, eight years of work experience in international organization (United Nations, OSCE missions to Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina) and five years of expertise in the anti-corruption area.

  • Raoul Ueberecken

    Raoul Ueberecken is currently Director for Home Affairs (Migration and Security) at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.

  • Exhibitors

    Find out more about exhibitors during ED4BG 2014: National Authorities, Frontex Consultative Forum and EU Funded Research projects.

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  • Cinema

    By presenting both documentaries and works of fiction, ED4BG Cinema hopes to spark a discussion about the challenges at and beyond the continental frontiers.

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  • ED4BG on the road

    This programme takes ED4BG twice a year to different Frontex Partnership Academies and the virtual world to present interesting topics related to border management to a wider audience.

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