Policy Briefing - The Future of the EU Trust Fund for Africa


Agreed in 2015, the EU Trust Fund for Africa uses development aid and cooperation funds to manage and deter migration to Europe. It currently funds numerous projects presenting urgent threats to privacy, including developing biometric databases, training security units in surveillance, and equipping them with surveillance equipment. There has been no decision made about the future of the Fund pending the outcome of negotiations on the EU's next budget.

This paper summarises the Trust Fund and provides recommendations for the future of the Fund in the context of the next budget.