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Sea / Land Borders Security & Refugees/Arms/Dual-Use Goods Control Course

Sea / Land Borders Security & Refugees/Arms/Dual-Use Goods Control Course



          To familiarize Officers, NCOs and Equivalent Civilians from different countries, with all aspects of Sea-Land Border and  Refugees/Arms/Dual-Use Goods Control field.

          To familiarize trainees with organizing, manning, equipping and running Border Control Units and Sectors. Additionally to enhance information sharing between the aforementioned stakeholders at the national and regional level in order to effectively enhance the border security and fight the trafficking of human beings, conventional weapons (including small arms and light weapons) and strategic dual-use commodities across the borders.


          Through general orientations, one week theory and a one week practice with syndicate work and scenario based field exercise, the students will receive:

   -  Legal Considerations.

   -  ROE and Use of Force.

   -  Humanitarian Codes of Conduct.

   -  Human Rights.

   -  Refugees Rights.

   -  Border Control Systems organization, manning and equipment.

   -  Basic duties, responsibilities and techniques, such as vehicle and personnel

      searching and checking techniques, control of Illegal arms, human trafficking etc.

   -  Verification of Travel Documents.

   -  Hygiene Measures.

   -  Use of Drug/Bomb Dogs.

   -  Coast Guard Duties, Procedures and Sea Training.

   -  IOs - NGOs related with Refugees Handling.

   -  The UNHCR Example.

   -  Internal Conflict and Displacement.

   -  Field Training on Border Control Duties.

           Except of the above mentioned objectives there is always the possibility in offering of certain topics within modules. Some examples of these themes include:

   -  The OSCE core documents such as the Border Security Management Concept etc

   -  Regional Border Security and Management – Mechanisms for Coordination and


   -  Implementation of National Border Strategies

   -  Border Crossing Points

   -  Customs Controls for the Collection and Protection of Revenue

   -  Emerging Transnational Threats

   -  Law Enforcement Integration

   -  Combating Drug and Human Trafficking

   -  De-mining

   -  Hazardous Commodities: The Basel Convention

   -  Migration and Refugees

   -  Human Rights and the Borders Management

   -  Concepts of Operations

   -  Public Affairs and Media Matters

Students Criteria

          To be eligible to attend Sea-Land Border Security & Refugees/Arms/Dual-Use Goods Control Course, nominees must fulfill the following criteria:

   -  Military Personnel/with a general military background experience from national duties.

   -  Military Personnel ranging from Sergeant to Major rank, Civilians and coming from

      Public Services Sector Employees.

   -  Participants from the Customs Services, Border Guards, Border Police, Immigration,

      Drug Control, Export Control, Phyto-Sanitary, and Economic/Transportation


   -  Participants are welcome from other levels of government i.e. Ministries of Foreign

      Affairs, Defense, Environment and Internal Affairs as well.

   -  OF-1 up to OF-3 or civilians of equivalent rank.

   -  OR-3 up to OR-9 or civilians of equivalent rank.


   -  Up to 40 participants. Allocations will be on a “first comes – first served” basis.

   -  Domestic (inland) transportation support (from Thessaloniki airport to the

      MPSOTC) will be provided by MPSOTC.

   -  Accommodation, food and drink expenses are to be paid by the participants.

   -  There will be no charge for lodging and messing for some PfP and MeD countries,

      according to bilateral arrangements.

   -  Duration: two weeks from 13 - 24 Oct 2014.

   -  Curse fee: 100 € per week.

   -  Dress: Service and field uniform.



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