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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A town in south-east Luxembourg
  2. (politics) The Schengen Agreement: a treaty between countries in continental Europe abolishing mutual border controls and standardizing visa policy.
    • 2004, Imelda Higgins, Kay Hailbronner, Migration and Asylum Law and Policy in the European Union: FIDE 2004 National Reports, Cambridge University Press →ISBN, page 135
      As is the case for the other Member States participating in Schengen, Greece issues, on the one hand, Schengen uniform visas, and on the other, national long-stay visas for stays exceeding three months.
  3. The Schengen Area; the area over which the Schengen Agreement applies.
    • 2013, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee, Foreign policy considerations for the UK and Scotland in the event of Scotland becoming an independent country: sixth report of session 2012-13, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence, Stationery Office →ISBN, page 8
      One of the requirements in Schengen, quite practically, is that you have configure airports so that you can separate out your air travellers from those who are travelling within Schengen and those who are not.
    • 2016, Andrea de Guttry, Francesca Capone, Christophe Paulussen, Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond, Springer →ISBN, page 310
      Risk indicators avoid the need for checks of police databases for all persons entering Schengen

Derived terms[edit]





  1. Schengen (town in Luxembourg)
  2. short for Schengenin sopimus, the Schengen Agreement


  • In Schengen = Schengenissä (inessive case)
Inflection of Schengen (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Schengen
genitive Schengenin
partitive Schengeniä
illative Schengeniin
singular plural
nominative Schengen
accusative nom. Schengen
gen. Schengenin
genitive Schengenin
partitive Schengeniä
inessive Schengenissä
elative Schengenistä
illative Schengeniin
adessive Schengenillä
ablative Schengeniltä
allative Schengenille
essive Schengeninä
translative Schengeniksi
abessive Schengenittä