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


  • Ana Cristina Jorge

    Ana Cristina is the Head of Joint Operations Unit of Frontex Agency, in Warsaw, since November 2012. The Joint Operations Unit comprehends three Sectors – Air, Land and Sea Borders, and is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the joint operations carried out at the European External Borders under the coordination of Frontex.

  • Alvaro Jarillo

    Alvaro Jarillo is Lecturer in the International Law Department at the UNED University in Madrid. He holds a Bachelor in Law degree from Complutense University (1996), postgraduate degree in EU Legal and Economic Studies at the Sorbonne University (1997) and a Ph.D. in Law degree at the UNED University (2006).

  • Exhibitors

    Find out more about exhibitors during ED4BG 2017.

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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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