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
Rear Admiral Patrick Augier is France’s Deputy Secretary General for the Sea, with responsibilities including work with international institutions, in particular with maritime agencies of the European Union.
Egert Belitsev is a Counsellor (Illegal migration, Frontiers and Schengen Matters) at the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the European Union.