Frontex, for en sikkerheds skyld: Frontex, on the safe side

Mirjam Trier Henten & Maiken Friis Jørgensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


As a result of wars and other serious armed conflicts in first and foremost Syria, an increasing inflow of refugees has been witnessed in Europe during 2015. The European Union agency Frontex, which was constructed in 2005, has become a central institution in dealing with refugee and migration issues in Europe. The role of Frontex has grown including risk analyses, sharing of information between member states, training of border control guards, and operative actions. In order to legitimize these activities, an ideological and political basis is constructed involving a categorization of refugees and other migrants into different groups characterizing refugees and migrants as ‘irregular migrants’. The analysis in the report is based on a post-structuralist framework concerning the construction of certain ‘truths’ and resulting dispositives. EU immigration policies and the activities of Frontex are situated in an ideological and political zone where there are potential risks for conflicts between the protection of the security of the populations in the European countries and the human rights of refugees. The construction of ‘truths’ and dispositives concerning ‘irregular migrants’ plays an important role for the resulting policies and actions of the European Union and Frontex in handling refugee and migration issues.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidatGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 jan. 2016
VejledereEric Komlavi Hahonou


  • Frontex
  • Refugees