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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT
2007-2013 CROSS BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Strengthen the Capacity of Dog Handling Services of Border Guarding Institutions

Short title: Development of Service Dog Handling


PRIORITY 2: ADDRESSING COMMON CHALLENGES

Measure 2.4.: Improvement of border management operations and customs procedures

Beneficiary: State Border Guard College of Republic of Latvia (Rezekne, Latvia)

Partner: State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)

Associate: State Border Guard of Republic of Latvia (Riga, Latvia)

PROBLEM: The main issue addressed in the project is the enhancement of capacity of dog handling services of border guarding institutions in Latvia and Belarus. The joint project could improve the methods of border guarding activities and resource base of dog breeding services to the level and standards of the EU.

OBJECTIVE: The project activities aim to increase the security level of inhabitants living in the Programme implementation territory (according to the European Union and Schengen Agreement requirements), and effectiveness of border and immigration control and operational capacity of law enforcement institutions involved in project for acting in crisis situations.

 

RESULTS&OUTPUTS: 

The project contributed to the safety of the border region by improving the prevention of illegal migration, smuggling and human trafficking on the Latvian-Belarusian border.

Service dogs were purchased and trained by both partners. Also, the necessary cynologic equipment and specialised transport were purchased.

The border guards of Latvia and Belarus took part in joint trainings.

The purchased service dogs have already helped in detaining the illegal goods worth hundreds of thousands of euro.

Project number:LLB-2-228
Grant Contract number:1VL-600
Total budget:555 694,32 
EU contribution:500 124,88
Implementation period:24 months (08.2012-07.2014)
Contact:Uldis Barkāns
Zavoloko str. 8, LV-4600, Rēzekne, Latvia
+371 646 03687; uldis.barkans@rs.gov.lv
; www.vrk.rs.gov.lv

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