In scope of the foreseen activities of the European Twinning Project, in the period of February 13th and 17th 2017, the delegation from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine visited the Federal Police of Germany in Potsdam. The main aim of the study visit was to familiarize with strategic planning principles and IBM monitoring and evaluation approaches of the EU Member States.
At the time of the study visit, the representatives of the Federal Police were focused on the principle tasks being performed by that law-enforcement agency, and on all the IBM stages including the best practices of the four-tier-access-control model.
Apart from the theoretical provisions presented, the representatives of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine also had an opportunity to get familiarized with the practical part of the IBM realization by visiting the regional inspectorate of the Federal Police in Frankfurt – Oder with regard to an interagency and international cooperation at the time of joint patrols which are carried out in the joint German-Polish Contact Point “Svetsko” dealing with information exchange, readmission organization and risk profiling at the airport in Berlin.
As stated by the Head of the international department of the Federal Police Headquarters, the police officers give a significant value to the Integrated Border Management and the project Twinning is the key mechanism of the support being provided to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine to be in line with EU best practices.
It stands to mention that the Ukrainian Border Agency takes a consistent and an active part in implementing the most effective experience of the EU Member States, thus, the realization of all the activities foreseen by the Twinning Project will allow to conduct an equal dialogue with the European Community.
It also bears reminding that the ongoing Project, being implemented by the Border Agencies of the Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Lithuania and Republic of Poland, had been started at the end of 2016 and its active stages had been accompanied by the wide range of the European experts.