The Financial Support Instrument for Border Management and Visa Policy (IGFV), within the Integrated Border Management Fund, aims to develop and implement robust and efficient integrated European external border management. Thus, it helps to guarantee a high level of internal security in the Union, and safeguards the free movement of people within it.
Integrated European border management contributes, through this Instrument, to facilitating the legitimate crossing of borders, preventing and detecting illegal immigration and cross-border crime and effectively managing migration flows, preventing security risks.
It also supports the common visa policy, with the aim of ensuring a harmonized approach to visa issuance and providing legitimate travel, while helping to prevent migration and security risks.
Financial support from the Union budget is essential for the implementation of integrated European border management in order to assist member states.
The fund is managed jointly by the European Commission and the Member States through the approval of programs. For the 2021-2027 framework, it has a total budget of 5,241 million euros and Spain will have an initial allocation of 318,852,014 euros.