ECMI participates in the development of a training framework for EU FRONTEX border police

ECMI participates in the development of a training framework for EU FRONTEX border police


“Bridging Theory and Practice – Design Workshop for the Pool of Trainers” is a fundamental rights training for the staff of FRONTEX, a coordinating body of the EU border guards community. The aim of the workshop that takes place at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna 19-21 October is to design a fundamental rights training concept and its main objectives are to define training methodologies and materials and to develop change indicators.  The ECMI contribution relates to the mainstreaming of minority issues into the fundamental rights based border management and a non-discrimination approach. Many national and ethnic minorities live along the external EU borders that are part of the border regions with special provisions for local cross-border traffic. This fact indicates that greater sensitivity is needed in terms of acceptance of cultural diversity and intercultural management. This ethnic background dimension has only recently been included in such elements of border regimes as trafficking in human beings or asylum seekers, e.g. Roma. Also the role of language as a tool in border management has come to the forefront.

The design workshop will be addressing the training for the staff of FRONTEX both as a face-to-face training and as a network of practitioners in a continued capacity building mode.

FRONTEX is the EU agency based in Warsaw that was created as a specialised and independent body to coordinate the operational cooperation between Member States in the field of border security. The activities of FRONTEX are intelligence driven. FRONTEX complements and provides particular added value to the national border management systems of the Member States. There are more than 400 000 national border guards working on the land, sea and air borders. FRONTEX is involved in managing unprecedented influx of migrants from North Africa to Greece and Italy and from EU neighbouring countries as well as from third countries.

For further information on Frontex, see here.

For further information contact Ewa Chylinski at chylinski [@ ] ecmi.de and Alexander Osipov at ospiov [@] ecmi.de




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