What is the Public Register of Documents?

The Public Register of Documents is an online library of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, which contains public documents produced by the Agency since its foundation in 2004. The aim of the register is to keep internal and external stakeholders as well as general public informed about Frontex activities and tasks. We strive to keep the register updated regularly and make it easily accessible for everyone.

For detailed information on how to search the register, please go to Help

What is the legal basis for the register?

  • Pursuant to Article 114(2) of the Regulation, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, hereinafter referred to as Frontex, shall communicate on matters falling within the scope of its tasks on its own initiative, without revealing operational information which, if made public, would jeopardise attainment of the objectives of operations.
  • Pursuant to Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, to which Frontex is subject based on Article 114(1) of the Regulation, each institution shall provide public access to a register of documents.
  • Pursuant to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 the institutions shall, as far as possible, make documents directly accessible to the public in electronic form or through a register in accordance with the rules of the institution concerned.
  • In its decision in case 2273/2019/MIG, the European Ombudsman points out the need for Frontex to update its register of document, recalling that such register should be user-friendly, complete and maintained in a timely manner.