BODEGA Human Factors in Border Control Deliverable D7.1: Stakeholder map and network

Sirra Toivonen, Nadezhda Gotcheva, Mari Ylikauppila, Axel Dyèvre, Pierre Goetz

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    The objective of this document is to describe BODEGA project's stakeholder map and network and its applicability in the project. Broadly defined, stakeholders are entities who have an interest in the suc-cessful implementation of a project, or may have influence on the project progress and completion. A project stakeholder is seen as any partly who may be interested or/and affected by a project. The purpose of stakeholder mapping is to better understand the key stakeholders in the system, which ensures that decisions and actions taken by the BODEGA consortium are timely, appropriate and useful. To proactively enhance human performance in border control, there is a need to acknowledge the dy-namics, diversity and complexity of the border control process. Border control stakeholders represent a large entity as it actually goes beyond the EU borders. The border control process is also organised and managed in different ways in the EU. There are many issues that should be taken into account when we consider the specifics of the border control context: political environment, ethical and privacy as-pects, secure societies, highly regulated environment, data and identify management and technology development. Therefore, this report takes a broader perspective of the stakeholders that go beyond the industry, policy makers, academic experts to include a wider range of stakeholders, relevant to the BO-DEGA project. The stakeholder mapping in BODEGA project identified five broad categories of stakeholders: core stakeholders, consisting of the national border control agencies, and five categories, which conceptu-alize the different types of environments that could potentially affect the progress and outcomes of the project, namely 1) core and 2) other operational; 3) societal; 4) technical, and 5) policy. By doing so, the influence of the wider institutional context is acknowledged. Stakeholders might be involved at least in three different ways in the BODEGA project: as partners, members of the Advisory Board or recipients and users of the project outcomes. Responsibility for border management is distributed among different national authorities (agencies and organisations), which include "border guards [who] are expected to receive a set of best recommenda-tions and guidelines to improve their performances [and] border-management decision-makers [who] are expected to get new insight on the border management process and in particular on aspects pertaining to the human factor1"; as well as travellers' associations, representing the interests of the individuals who are checked by the end users. The stakeholder map and network are important for creating value through the BODEGA project and for identifying relevant target organisations for the dissemination strategy in the project. More specifically, the stakeholder map and network support the coordinated efforts of the BODEGA project partners to deliver timely and meaningful results by understanding how the human factors in border control are affected by and affecting the different parties and contexts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages37
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


    • Bodega
    • Border control
    • stakeholder map
    • network
    • smart border


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