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Enhancing capacities of Border Police forces to detect forged identity and travel documents for preventing and combating irregular migration and trafficking in human beings

  • June 2021 - November 2022
  • Budget:

    EUR 392,927.63

    (94.55% from ISF-Borders)

  • This Action is being implemented by the State Border Guard Service at the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, in collaboration with the Border Police of the Republic of Moldova.

  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Poland Poland

This 18-month action aims at strengthening the capacity of the Moldovan Border Police to prevent irregular migration and trafficking in human beings and to combat cross-border crimes related to the fraudulent use of travel documents. The action will support the transfer and exchange of knowledge and good practices with the aim of further developing policy dialogue and transnational cooperation in the field of migration and border management between the EU Member States and the Republic of Moldova.

Activities

Capacity-building on border management

Specialists from the State Border Guard Service of Lithuania will develop guidelines on document examination, counterfeiting and forgery of travel documents and searching of transport means. Lithuanian specialists will then hold targeted training sessions for the benefit of the Border Police of the Republic of Moldova. Training sessions and expert workshops will take place in both Lithuania and Moldova.

Transfer of knowledge and support to transnational cooperation

As part of the activities aimed at reinforcing border control, the staff of the Moldovan Border Police will also participate in two study visits to forensic laboratories in Lithuania and Poland. This will provide an opportunity to exchange experiences and acquire best practices, as well as to strengthen cooperation against cross-border crimes and irregular migration in the Eastern European region.

Equipping the mobile forensic laboratory and forensic experts' workstations

In order to improve the technical capacities of the Moldovan Border Police for crime prevention and preparedness to respond to border incidents related to the fraudulent use of travel documents, based on EU standards and the Schengen acquis, the action will allow the purchase of a mobile forensic laboratory and its required equipment, in compliance with ISO 17025:2017, for the Border Police of the Republic of Moldova. Practical training sessions on the proper use and maintenance of such equipment will be organised for the benefit of the Moldovan counterparts.

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