Strategic risk analysis of the law enforcement agencies of Central Asia strengthened by EU expertise

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

From 17 to 19 May 2022, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia held a regional workshop in Tashkent on strategic risk analysis for representatives of the law enforcement agencies engaged in the border management of Central Asian countries. The workshop developed a strategic approach to risk analysis as a key decision-making tool in identifying, assessing and minimising risks.

During the workshop, participants familiarised with the basic principles of the Common Integrated Risk Analysis Model (CIRAM), which establishes a conceptual framework to assist Frontex and EU Member States in the preparation of risk analyses. This system strengthens the capacity of border security and increases the quality of control. Moreover, the use of a unified system improves the quality of information exchange and ensures a platform for a successful fight against cross-border crime.

The experts from the State Border Guard College and the National Customs Board of Latvia introduced the basic principles of CIRAM. The participants were trained in modern instruments and techniques to collect information on strategic management, exchange of information and preparing analytical products. The expert team also facilitated discussions on differences and commonalities among the risk analysis systems in the EU and Central Asian countries.