Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (HOME)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General is responsible for EU policies in matters regarding security, migration, border security and anti-terrorism measures.

The main tasks of this DG are:

  • internal security (combatting crime, anti-terrorism measures)
  • immigration and asylum policy (visa policy, Schengen area)
  • migration and borders (biometrics, repatriation)
  • cooperation with other countries and organisations in the field of security and migration
  • fostering European citizenship and European civic awareness

On January 1st 2015 DG Migration and Home Affairs was known as DG Home Affairs. Up until July 1st 2010 the tasks of this DG were part of DG justice, freedom and security i.



Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 481 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
03.03.2021  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2019/816 establishing a centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third-country nationals ...
02.03.2021  Use of travel medical insurance, under Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 810/2009, by visa holders during their stay in the territory of the Member States.
23.02.2021  Assessment of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Denmark and the European Police Office.
Report com(2021)77
10.02.2021  Enhancing cooperation on return and readmission as part of a fair, effective and comprehensive EU migration policy.
Communication com(2021)56
25.01.2021  Temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, amending Council Recommendation 2020/912.
Recommendation com(2021)39


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 203 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
12.01.2021  EU position in the International Civil Aviation Organization as regards Amendment 28 to Annex 9 Section D to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Decision com(2021)16
08.12.2020  EU position in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs om adding substances under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the Convention on Psychotropic Substances.
Decision com(2020)659
13.07.2020  Amendment of Regulation 514/2014, as regards the decommitment procedure.
Regulation com(2020)309
13.09.2019  EU position in ICAO Council, in respect of the revision of Chapter 9 to Convention on International Civil Aviation with regard to standards & recommended practices ...
Decision com(2019)416
30.08.2019  Conclusion of the Agreement with Belarus on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation.
Decision com(2019)401


Legislation in force

There are at least 9 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
18.10.2017  Authorisation of the opening of negotiations on an Agreement with Canada for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to prevent and combat terrorism.
Recommendation com(2017)605
15.09.2017  EU position in the Executive Committee of the Programme of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Decision com(2017)544
16.03.2016  EU position with regard to the rules of procedure of the Joint Committee set up under the Agreement with Cape Verde on facilitating the issue of short-stay visas.
Decision com(2016)149
09.11.2015  Accession of Croatia to the Convention on mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations.
Recommendation com(2015)556
30.10.2014  Union position with regard to the adoption of Common Guidelines for the implementation of the Agreement with Ukraine on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
Decision com(2014)679