Improved border crossing experience for travellers and border authorities’ staff, while maintaining security and monitoring of movements across air, land, and sea EU external borders, supporting the Schengen space, reducing illegal movements of people and goods across those borders, and protecting fundamental rights of travellers. 


Improved security of EU land and air borders, as well as sea borders and maritime environment, infrastructures, and activities, against accidents, natural disasters, and security challenges such as illegal trafficking, piracy and potential terrorist attacks, cyber and hybrid.


Improved customs and supply chain security though better prevention, detection, deterrence, and fight of illegal activities involving flows of goods across EU external border crossing points and through the supply chain, minimising disruption to trade flows.