Over 740 people have died so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean, looking for a place of safety. The EU’s border regime forced them to take dangerous migration routes, often on unseaworthy vessels ; it enlisted neighbouring countries to stop them on their way ; met them with violence and pushbacks ; or refused to rescue them – abandoning them to drown at sea.
Frontex is the European Border and Coast Guard Agency that lies at the centre of this violence. Often hiding away from public scrutiny, over the past months a series of investigations by journalists and human rights groups have put Frontex in the spotlight. Extensive evidence has exposed how the EU’s border force is repeatedly involved in pushbacks and human rights violations.
Actions in seven different countries marked on June 9th, 2021 the launch of an international campaign, that Migreurop is part of, to #AbolishFrontex and end the EU border regime.
What we are caling for :
- Abolish Frontex
Stop all deportations
Stop the militarisation of borders (and the military industrial complex)
Stop the surveillance of people on the move
Stop the EU’s role in forcing people to move
Freedom of movement for all
End the EU border regime
The aim of #AbolishFrontex is not to reform or improve Frontex, or to replace it with more of the same. But rather to target the policies and system that keeps Frontex in place. We are working towards the dismantling of the border-industrial complex, and the building of a society where people are free to move and live.
For more information about this international campaign/to get involved :