From 6 to 8 June 2022, BOMCA and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held a joint capacity building training session in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, on the risks of profiling and identification of forged documents for officers conducting border checks, to improve their practical skills in authentication of counterfeit travel documents and identifying potentially dangerous persons using operational diagnostics. As document security remains high on the agenda for the national counterparts in Kyrgyzstan, participants have been introduced to the concepts of document protection, types and methods used for forging and falsifying documents, as well as trends in security features etc.
Remarkably, the training was facilitated by Nurlan Jusupbekov, a Kyrgyz national expert, who was previously trained through the BOMCA basic Training of Trainers (ToT) on document security, held in Bishkek earlier this year. Thanks to the practical approach and theoretical foundations of the BOMCA ToT, based on the agenda, developed in accordance with the EU standards and the FRONTEX best practice curricula, participants were equipped with necessary skills to transfer the knowledge further. In particular, Mr. Jusupbekov, one of 16 certified trainers in Kyrgyzstan, proved his competence in designing training agenda, cooperating with the other experts, presenting materials, as well as in providing insightful feedback and support to the colleagues in the field of document security.