*DISCLAIMER: This information is related to the implementation of the project between June 2018 - August 2019

ECGFA NET III is the final phase of the project, aimed at finalising all the work and ensuring that the results of the previous phases are sustainable.


General Objective:  
  • To enhance educational cooperation in the field of coast guard functions (CGF) and, consequently, to facilitate the interoperability and cooperation amongst different bodies carrying out coast guard functions in order to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of CGF activities.
Specific Objectives:
  1. To ensure the sustainability of the ECGF Training Network, the ECGF Training Portal and the ECGF Training Exchange. This will fone through developing cooperation between the Network and the three sectoral EU Agencies: Fontex, EMSA and EFCA and by streamlining the Network.
  2. To run the 2nd phase of the ECGF Exchange Programme in order to increase sharing of knowledge, skills and best practicies among the the EU national authorities carrying out CGF functions and the EU's neighbouring countries in the Mediterrenenan.
  3. To achieve the development of the sectoral qualifications framework for goast guard functions (CGFSQF) by finalising the structure of the CGFSQF and completing the last phases of the developmenht process (stages 4-7 out of 7).


The Finnish Border Guard

Affiliated entities / Contributors

Italian Coast Guard, German Federal Police, Guarda Nacional Republicana, Guardia Civil, Hellenic Coast Guard, Portuguese National Maritime Authority, Portuguese Navy, SASEMAR, Spanish Customs and UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency


European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), Spanish Navy, French Customs, Polish National Maritime Authority and Border Guard Training Centre in Koszalin.

Work Packages

The project is divided into four Work Packages (WP)

WP 1: Administration, coordination and reporting, WP leader: Finnish Border Guard
WP 2: Dissemination of the ECGFA NET projects' outcomes, WP leader: Finnish Border Guard
WP 3: ECGF Exchange and Training, WP leader: Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Agency
WP 4: Finalisation of the CGFSQF, WP leader: Italian Coast Guard

Duration and Budget

15 months, June 2018 - August 2019
625 000 euros, of which 80 % covered with funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).