New platform for improving the educational process of border and customs services in Central Asia

  • Thematic Component: 1. Institutional Development of Border Control Agencies
  • Country: All region, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

From March 29 – 31, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia, in partnership with the OSCE Border Management Staff College, organised a regional consortium workshop for the Heads of Customs and Border Guarding services’ training institutions from Central Asian countries.

The workshop provided a platform to training institutions for enhancing cooperation and exchange of information on educational activities, and also on innovations and changes to the educational processes of Central Asian border and customs services. It is expected that a consortium of Heads of Central Asian training institutions will operate in the format of annual meetings and will expand legal framework for cooperation to ensure effective collaboration at the regional level.

The workshop also provided best practices in the educational process, including facilitation of the exchange of trainers. The annual cooperation plan was prepared with specific topics and educational formats, including e-learning, on-site learning and study visits.