On February 28-30 in Dushanbe, March 03-05 in Tashkent and March 28-30 in Ashgabat workshops on contingency planning were held, gathering representatives of state agencies involved in border control.

The communication practices and the exchange of information between the various concerned agencies is one of the most fundamental aspects of successful cooperation. During the workshop, participants examined the issue of information exchange in almost various areas of cooperation: flow of passengers and cargo, investigations, risk analysis, patrolling, special operations etc. While analysing different areas of cooperation, the issues of effective and efficient information exchange were raised and discussed. Based on the Latvian experience, an example of an advanced national coordination mechanism, ensuring appropriate and effective cooperative preparedness and response measures was presented to the participants.