Study on the future of borders


"This ‘Forward Study of European Border Checks’ was commissioned by the Frontex Research and Development Unit. It focuses on the futures and foresight tools relevant to European border control."

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Futures of Borders: A Forward Study of European Border Checks (pdf):

"The study rests on the assumption that knowing the numbers of people and their purpose in crossing borders is essential to planning future border controls. However, the knowledge relating to flows of people across borders is touched on by various disciplines and isvery complex. To help simplify the relevant concepts and domains of knowledgecross-border flowswere portrayed in an idealised model, which acts as a framework for aligning types of flow into four quadrants along two dimensions: time (temporary to long-term) and type (regular flows of people to irregular)."

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