MAE finances project on international cooperation in border management

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The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) will finance a project on the international cooperation in the field of border management by training trainers, which consists in a programme meant to train 50 medium rank people working in the institutions empowered to carry out activity in border security.

According to MAE, the project, which will be launched on Wednesday, has a 250,000 euro budget and is financed by MAE from the official development assistance budget for 2009.

The participants come from some Asian states that are members of the Asia-Europe Meeting, from Afghanistan, Georgia, Iraq and the Republic of Moldova, the last four ones being priority states on which Romania’s policy in the field of the international cooperation for development focuses, says MAE.

The programme is organized in two sessions of courses of lectures, each lasting three weeks, which will be held over September-November 2009, at the School of Initial and Continuous Training of the Border Police in Iasi (eastern Romania). The School of Initial and Continuous Training of the Border Police in Iasi is a member of the Frontex Partnership Academies.

The above-mentioned project is an initiative of Romania’s, which was made public during the ASEM Summit in Beijing on October 24-25, 2008. It is the first far-reaching project carried out by Romania in the field of border management and security. Eighteen states from Asia and Europe are invited to take part.

The organizers of the programme suggest an interactive approach to the training activity. Thanks to a European curriculum, completed by the presentation of the experience acquired by Romania in the cooperation with the European Union member states and the states in the region, this project intends to contribute to the consolidation of the EU-Asia inter-regional cooperation in the field of border management and security.

The MAE funded project is carried out in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, Romania Mission, with the Ministry of Administration and the Interior as a partner, represented by the General Inspectorate of Border Police through the School of Initial and Continuous Training of the Border Police in Iasi.

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