On December 9-10, 2021б the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) held a regional kick-off meeting on cross-border cooperation: best practices and outlook for Central Asia. The meeting aimed at raising awareness of the state beneficiaries on the cross-border cooperation schemes and benefits of such cooperation in particular areas.
During the meeting the participants took part in the focus group discussions moderated by the European Union experts, which allowed to define the priority areas, on which BOMCA 10 will focus on in each beneficiary country on a given cross-border cooperation topic. Upon completion of the meeting the participants became better aware of the cross-border cooperation schemes and benefits of this approach that could be applicable for their institutions and areas of work and identified priorities and gaps that could be addressed through the support of BOMCA 10. The outcomes of the discussions will be included into the project documents paving the way for the implementation of the capacity-building activities and initiatives throughout 2022 and 2023.