The EU's passport-free travel space, known as the Schengen area, is one of the most tangible achievements of European integration. Learn about it in our guide.
Schengen, the EU's passport-free travel area, covers 26 countries. Read on to learn which countries are members and who is likely to join next.
Schengen is facing challenges that might endanger its very existence. Learn more about these issues and their consequences for the border-free area.
EU countries are relaxing Covid-induced border controls. Parliament wants a coordinated effort to restore a functioning Schengen zone as soon as possible.
The Schengen Information System is being reinforced to deliver more security to Europeans. Discover the improvements in our infographics.
To strengthen security the EU is putting into place a new entry and exit registration system at the Schengen zone's external borders. Watch our video for more.
“Borders in the EU should reopen as soon as possible,” according to Juan Fernando López Aguilar, chair of Parliament's civil liberties committee . Learn more in our interview.
A swift return to a fully functional Schengen area is needed to safeguard freedom of movement and ensure the EU’s economic recovery, say MEPs.
Studies and briefings
Travellers who don't need a visa will in the future be screened before they arrive in the EU using the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (Etias).
The influx of migrants and the security of external borders is a challenge for Europe. Learn more about how Parliament is addressing the situation.
Temporary internal border checks within the Schengen area have been in place for four years. MEPs are pushing for clearer conditions for their use as a measure of last resort.
MEPs have approved plans to give the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027 to boost Europe's security.