17 July 2019
Request for training materials, Management Board Decisions, operational plans and lists of authorised restraints for National Return Operations (NROs) and Joint Return Operations (JROs)
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1) All training materials including, but not limited to, presentations, reports, guides, guidelines, handouts, audio-visual materials that currently used by Frontex for training staff in accordance with Article 36(4) of Regulation 2016/1624, i.e. staff that form the pools of forced-return monitors (Article 29), forced-return escorts (Article 30) and return specialists (Article 31).
2) Any Management Board Decisions (or other documents) determining the profile and size of the "pools" referred to in Articles 29, 30 and 31 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1624; documents setting out the actual size of those pools and the names of the competent bodies from which officials are drawn to make up those pools.
3) The operational plan and list of authorised restraints (as provided for Article 6(4) of the Code of Conduct on JROs) for:
4) All data held by the agency on national return operations (NROs) undertaken by the EBCGA, including for each flight, if available (and, if possible, in .xls, .csv or other machine-readable format):
|Date request submitted||23 May 2019|
|Date registered||4 June 2019|
|Deadline extended?||Yes, on 26 June 2019|
|Date response received||17 July 2019|
|Full access granted?||No|
"Some limited parts of these documents fall under exceptions under Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001"
"Point 2, Indents 1 and 2...constitute a request for information outside the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 to be processed by the Frontex Media and Public Relations Office."
Protection of public interest
Protection of privacy and integrity of an individual
135 files were released in response to our request. They can be downloaded in a ZIP file here.
Serious Incident Reports, June 2016-June 2017
Training materials and "good practice" for return operations
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