CM2102 Follow-up on workshop Schengen Evaluation and Monitoring Mechanism

The Meijers Committee sent this letter to the DG for Migration and Home Affairs as a follow-up to a workshop with civil society of 8 January 2021 on the revision of the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism. The Meijers Committee would like to emphasise that an effective Schengen Evaluation and Monitoring Mechanism serves not merely to foster mutual trust between Member States, but also citizens confidence in the well-functioning of the Schengen area. Transparency of the evaluation process and its result is essential for that confidence and for the legitimacy of the Schengen.