Border control standards with a special focus on ethics were discussed during a regional workshop on border checks held in Bishkek between 31 May-2 June. A total of 20 border guards and customs officers from all five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) were trained to use modern techniques and apply international standards in carrying out border checks and to manage mixed migration flows in accordance with international standards. Participants shared their experience and discussed the issues of border control organisation in their countries - administrative rules, regime, tools and methods of control with a focus on flow management. BOMCA experts based on the Latvian experience demonstrated examples of technical equipment at checkpoints and practices of optimisation of checkpoint activities. This BOMCA activity, conducted in cooperation with IOM and UNHCR, aimed at strengthening the capacity of border and customs control officers, enabling them to better categorise the different types of persons crossing the borders while also respecting document security, ethics and human rights.