The joint operation, entitled "Flexible Operational Activities at Land Borders 2021" - Joint Operation Flexible Operational Activities Land 2021 (OJ FOA Land 2021), which was launched in Romania earlier this year, expands its area of responsibility by organizing the entire border with Serbia, in all three counties within the area of competence of the Territorial Inspectorate of the Timişoara - Timiș, Caraș-Severin and Mehedinți Border Police. The action takes place at the level of sixteen sectors of the Border Police located on the land border and on the Danube River with Serbia and aims to prevent and combat illegal migration on the respective segment of the external border of the European Union.
During the border operation with Serbia, 65 representatives of Frontex Agency and border authorities from Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia will be deployed in October. , Slovenia, Spain and Hungary, with 25 patrol trucks and 2 thermal surveillance border trucks.
In various phases of the activities, Romanian border guards from the sixteen sectors of the Border Police who have jurisdiction over the land and river border with Serbia will also participate.
JO FOA Land 2021 is taking place, starting with January 27, 2021, on the territory of several states, its implementation duration being one year.
The purpose of the operation is to implement in a coordinated manner the operational activities carried out to control illegal migration flows to the territory of the Member States of the European Union, to combat cross-border crime and to strengthen European cooperation in the field of security at the external borders.
The aim is to ensure resilience in preventing and combating the migration phenomenon, to increase the efficiency of the exchange of data and information between law enforcement authorities in these countries, as well as an effective exchange of experience between European border guards.
The operation is fully funded by the FRONTEX Agency and it is planned that in the coming months the agency's contribution to support operational activities in Romania will increase, through additional secondments of human resources and patrol and surveillance techniques.