The Project in Action

The EaP-IBM Capacity Building Project aims, through tailored training programmes, to enhance the ability of the border agencies of the six EaP countries to implement Integrated Border Management on their borders.

The project is being carried out over 36 months from July 2014, with a budget of €4.5 million, and its activities are divided into three broad categories:

Improvement of IBM training capacity

  • Capacity building in thematic areas in order to improve working methods of the beneficiary institutions
  • Support in the definition of national IBM training strategies
  • Support in the development of educational curricula and support to training centres
  • EU guidelines (such as EU customs blueprints) and the Frontex Common Core Curricula will be used as the basis for advice and support


Enhancing IBM capacity through specialist training

  • Specific training in various areas requested by the beneficiary agencies and based on their needs, to include a range of IBM and customs topics such as false document detection, anti-trafficking, and English language training
  • Other training to fit into the IBM core curricula and tools, and into customs guidelines, developed under category 1
  • Tailored risk-analysis training, including the possibility to create, reinforce and expand risk analysis networking with all EaP counterparts


Horizontal initiatives related to good governance and respect for fundamental rights

  • Activities and training dedicated to raising awareness of transparency, good governance and the fight against corruption
  • Support in the improvement of respect for the human rights of individuals crossing borders
  • Support to the development of communications and public relations skills