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How the Eurosur Regulation affects fundamental rights

The Agency has evaluated the Eurosur Regulation’s impact on fundamental rights, following a request from the European Commission.

The evaluation looked at how Eurosur is being implemented. It also reviewed the related work of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and relevant cooperation agreements between EU Member States and non-EU countries. The evaluation was shared with the European Commission and presented to EU Member States in the Eurosur expert group.

Eurosur allows for information exchange and cooperation between different national authorities involved in border surveillance as well as with Frontex. The purpose of Eurosur is to detect, prevent and combat irregular immigration and cross-border crime as well as help protect and save the lives of migrants.