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.
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.
|Grant Contract number:||1VL-600|
|Total budget:||555 694,32 €|
|EU contribution:||500 124,88 €|
|Implementation period:||24 months (08.2012-07.2014)|
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