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 507 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
22.03.2023  Authorisation of the European Commission to participate, on behalf of the EU, in negotiations on the amendment of the Council of Europe Convention on the prevention of ...
Recommendation com(2023)151
14.03.2023  Establishing the multiannual strategic policy for European integrated border management.
Communication com(2023)146
10.03.2023  Communication to the EP concerning the Council's position on the proposal for a Regulation on amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose ...
09.03.2023  Authorisation of negotiations with Brazil on the exchange of personal data between Europol and the Brazilian authorities competent for fighting serious crime and ...
Recommendation com(2023)132
09.03.2023  Authorisation of negotiations with Mexico on the exchange of personal data between Europol and the Mexican authorities competent for fighting serious crime and terrorism.
Recommendation com(2023)131


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 238 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
03.01.2023  EU position on the scheduling of substances under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961.
Decision com(2023)2
17.11.2022  EU position in the Partnership Council with the United Kingdom to extend the derogation from the obligation to delete PNR data of passengers after their departure from ...
Decision com(2022)646
09.11.2022  Application of an increased visa fee with respect to The Gambia.
14.10.2022  Coordinated approach to travel to the Union during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recommendation com(2022)680
12.10.2022  Suspension in whole of the application of the Agreement with Vanuatu on the short-stay visa waiver.
Decision com(2022)531


Legislation in force

There are at least 17 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
18.10.2022  Coordinated approach by the Union to strengthen the resilience of critical infrastructure.
Recommendation com(2022)551
06.04.2022  EU position with respect to the UK regarding the determination of the date from which personal data may be supplied by Member States to the UK.
Decision com(2022)158
15.03.2022  Signing and on provisional application of the Agreement with Moldova on operational activities carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Moldova.
Decision com(2022)125
08.03.2022  Amending regulations 514/2014, 516/2014 on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, crime, crisis ...
Regulation com(2022)112
02.03.2022  Existence of a mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine and to introduce temporary protection within the meaning of Article 5 of Council Directive 2001/55/EC .
Directive com(2022)91