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Border Security

Matters Vol: November 2014

Welcome

Thomas Tass, Executive Director,

BORDERPOL

Border security, traveler and

migration management is an

intensely fluid business. It reacts

to geo-political, environmental and

social upheavals. Events occurring

a half a world away will eventually

impact on national and regional

border priorities and policies. But the

time lag between the event and the

impact on the international border

management community is not

always seen as optimal in terms of

effective responses. The expected

response by border services may not

meet the expectations of the general public. The case in point is

the Ebola crisis which at the time of this writing is of significant

concern to the international community.

In March of this year the international press was reporting

that Ebola was emerging in West Africa. On April 3rd 2014 the

World Health Organization posted on its webpage that “WHO

is supporting the national authorities in the response to an

outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD; formerly known as Ebola

haemorrhagic fever). The outbreak is now confirmed to be

caused by a strain of Ebola virus with very close homology (98%)

to the Zaire Ebola virus. This is the first time the disease has been

detected in West Africa.”

In August 2014 the New York State Joint Information Center,

Emergency Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention issued a statement which among other things stated

that the “CDC [US Centre for Disease Control] and its partners

at U.S. ports of entry are not doing enhanced screening of

passengers travelling from the affected countries”. The CDC was

however “working with international public health organisations,

other federal agencies, and the travel industry to identify sick

travelers arriving in the United States”.

On October 8, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s

Customs & Border Protection (CBP) announced that they would

begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that

receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected

nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

A week later Reuters reported that the European Commission,

was “weighing up the effectiveness of entry screening, given

that travelers are screened on departure from the affected areas

Contents

Agency News 2 - 7

BORDERPOL Workshop - Helsinki, Sept 2014 8

Our Future Border Security: United We Stand, 9

Divided We Fall

The Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional 10 - 11

Initiative (MARRI)

Developing the National Capability for 12 - 13

Integrated Border Management in Lebanon

World BORDERPOL Congress 2014 14 - 33

European Centre of Information Policy and 34

Security releases finding on ISIS in Africa report

Industry News 35 - 40

News and updates form the Secretariat 41 - 42

and have a low probability of developing infectious symptoms

between leaving an African airport and arriving in Europe.” At the

same time unnamed EU officials said “one key element of entry

screening could be informing arriving passengers of what to do

if they later fell ill - notably telling them not to turn up without

warning at hospital after developing symptoms of Ebola.”

None the less at Heathrow airport screening for Ebola among

passengers flying into the UK from countries at risk began on

October 15, 2014. Specifically screening started at Terminal 1,

before being extended to other terminals, Gatwick airport and

Eurostar .

So where does the border management community – and

whose officials are on the frontline interacting with travelers

coming from infected regions fit in the health paradigm? Is it

safer to close borders and travel means from areas where Ebola

is rampant? Is it possible to hermetically isolate a state or a

region of the world from another? Could it be that it is actually

less risky for the world to fight Ebola with a strategy of beating

the virus at its source while exercising screening programs at

borders and airports?

Is the Ebola crisis the “Black Swan event” this author wrote about

in the last issue of Border Security Matters.

It is likely that answers to these questions will evolve during

the debates and deliberations of border security and border

management experts that will be attending the peerless 3rd

World BORDERPOL Congress in Budapest, Hungary from 9th to

11th December 2014.

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BORDERPOL Workshop:

25-26 September 2014, Helsinki, Finland

BORDERPOL organised

its latest workshop under

the theme “Schengen Area:

where is it working and

where is it not working in

relation to cross border

organised crime?”

Hosted by Mr Leo

Nissinen, Director General

of Finnish Customs, the

Workshop took place at

Finnish Customs School on

25th & 26th September,

attended by leading

experts from border

agencies, senior police,

security, customs and migration management professionals.

A round-up of the Workshop can be found on page 8.

OSCE trains Tajik law enforcement

officers on assessing threats at border

Twenty-two mid-rank and front-line officers, including three

women from Tajik law enforcement agencies, completed a twoweek

OSCE training course today in Dushanbe on assessing

threats along the border.

During the course, officers from the Interior Ministry, Tajik

Border Troops, the Customs Service and Drug Control Agency

studied criminal intelligence, collection of information and

searches, surveillance, threats posed by high-tech crime, and

threat assessments at the border.

“Capacities of Tajik border and security agencies have to cope

with changing border security risks and a professional and

realistic threat assessment is the key element of an efficient

border management,” said Ambassador Markus Mueller, the

Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan.

Flemming Hansen Splidsboel, Head of the OSCE Office’s

Politico-Military Department, said: “This training course assisted

Tajik border law enforcement agencies in strengthening their

professional capacity in their day-to-day work in assessing

threats at the border.”

The training course was implemented as part of the Tajik

National Border Management Strategy and the OSCE Office in

Tajikistan’s Border Management Unit’s activities this year.

Statement by EU Commissioner Cecilia

Malmström on operation Triton

“Italy and the EU Agency Frontex are making good

progress in preparing the joint operation Triton,

coordinated by Frontex. The main elements have now been

agreed and Frontex has sent out a call for participation to

EU Member States. So many desperate people are trying to

cross the Mediterranean, fleeing conflict and war. The EU

and its Member States need to respond and take action to

save lives. With the launch of the Triton operation, tailored

to the needs and requests defined by the Italian authorities,

the EU can show concrete solidarity to Italy, by reinforcing

its border surveillance and supporting its humanitarian

efforts. I therefore hope that Member States will now heed

Frontex’s call for equipment and guest officers, so that

Triton can be up and running soon. The Mediterranean is a

European sea and a European responsibility.

With its Mare Nostrum operation, Italy has done a

formidable job in assisting thousands upon thousands of

refugees who have risked their lives by trying to cross the

Mediterranean in rickety vessels. It is clear that the Triton

operation cannot and will not replace Mare Nostrum. The

future of Mare Nostrum remains in any case an Italian

decision. Triton will not affect the responsibilities of

Member States in controlling their part of the EU’s external

borders, and their obligations to the search and rescue of

people in need. I am confident that Italy will continue to

fulfil its European and international obligations and the

European Commission stands ready to continue providing

European assistance to such initiatives.

In order to be successful, these efforts at sea need to be

complemented by other measures. It is vital that EU states

now fully implement the Common European Asylum

System, and that a serious effort will be made to establish

a truly European program for the resettlement of refugees.

The challenges that the EU is facing requires all Member

States to take responsibility, and offer protection to those

in need.”

Boatpeople Kidnapped by Traffickers

Fifty-three boatpeople captured north of Phuket have

made remarkable allegations that they were unwilling

travellers from Bangladesh, kidnapped one by one by

gangs and forced onto a fishing boat by human traffickers.

If the claims are authenticated, then the exodus of the

stateless Rohingya down Thailand’s Andaman Sea coast

from Burma and Bangladesh is now being exploited by

brutal mercenaries, interested only in the profit that can be

made from selling people.

Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human

Security is applying to a court in the town of Takuapa, north

of Phuket, on Sunday to have the 53 boatpeople declared

victims of human trafficking.

A declaration by the court would prevent local police

quickly deporting the group as illegal migrants and oblige

officers to investigate the evidence of mass kidnapping

gleaned during several hours of interviews last night.

All of the boatpeople were questioned individually over

their allegations. Each dramatic first-person account

supported claims that a kidnapping gang is now snatching

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people in Bangladesh, simply because the

process of abusing captives in the jungle

camps in southern Thailand has become so

lucrative.

Large sums are usually extorted from the

captives’ relatives before the victims are

taken across the border to Malaysia.

But if what these boatpeople say is true,

they have all been kidnapped solely for the

purpose of extorting ransoms. They haven’t

wanted to flee to Malaysia.

The claims and the theory have yet to

be proven by independent authorities.

But a Phuketwan reporter who helped to

interview 25 of the 53 men into the early

hours of today said that the stories were

consistent - and nightmarish.

An electrician who said he was snatched by

a gang of men after being called to repair

a house in Cox’s Bazaar said: ‘’I worry about

my mother. I feed her medicine every day.

Since I was kidnapped, she will have had

nobody to give her the medicine.’’

A fisherman enticed to repair a net on

a stranger’s boat said he was grabbed

and had his wrists tied. He said: ‘’I was

kidnapped. I don’t have relatives in

Malaysia. I wasn’t planning on leaving

Bangladesh in this way. My wife and

children are there and will not know where

I am.’’

A farmer who said he went to repair a roof

was locked inside with four others. He said:

‘’They bound my arms behind my back and

took us all at night to a small boat, then

onto a bigger boat.’’

A 17-year-old boy said he was a

student with no intention of quitting his

schoolwork. He said: ‘’I went to update

my telephone credit at a shop and a man

grabbed me and put his hand over my mouth. I ended up

in the boat. Mt parents will be wondering where I am.’’

A market delivery man from Cox’s Bazaar, recently arrived

from Rakhine state in Burma (Myanmar), said: ‘’Four or five

men persuaded me to go to a house for a better job. I went

with them and was beaten and then taken to the boat.’’

A Bangladesh tourist from another town who went to visit

the sea said he was offered a guided tour. ‘’The guides

took me onto a boat. Before I could say anything, they

kept taking me out to sea. They told me I was going to

Malaysia.’’

The men said they were transported in the airless and

windowless hold of a fishing boat for five days, south from

Cox’s Bazaar to a jungle-covered island off Thailand’s coast.

Local municipal authorities, acting on a tipoff, arrested

the 53 men as they were being held in a plantation by the

roadside near Takuapa about 4am yesterday.

Two Thai men, local people, have been arrested and are

being held pending an outcome to the human trafficking

application in court.

One of the boatpeople showed whiplash wounds on his

neck that he said were the result of abuses in the secret

jungle camp off the coast. Others said that there were 310

people on the boat from Cox’s Bazaar.

Some boatpeople had been trucked south before them,

and more, still being held on the island, were to follow.

Authorities raided the secret island camp late yesterday and

found it disused and empty.

Most of the men apprehended yesterday are Rohingya

living in a UNHCR camp in Bangladesh.

Turkmenistan fortifies border to keep

militants out

Specialists are warning of a possible new threat to

Turkmenistan and to Central Asia, in light of Taliban

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ambushes of Turkmen border guards and a build-up of

militant forces in northern Afghanistan.

“The target of the Taliban and their associates is

Turkmenistan, which has boundless natural resources and

a border [with Afghanistan] worse protected than those

of Uzbekistan or Tajikistan,” Nazari Turkmen, an ethnic

Turkmen member of the Afghan parliament, said.

“They’ve got it into their heads that everything on earth

belongs to God alone,” he said. “This ignorant force doesn’t

recognise borders or international standards. ... They show

up wherever they please.”

While no one knows whether the Taliban will actually make

a concerted effort to enter Turkmenistan, many applaud the

country’s efforts to make it difficult for the militants to do that.

“Turkmenistan’s strengthening of its own border in

connection with the appearance on nearby Afghan territory

of Taliban units is the natural thing to do,” Pakistani Gen.

(ret.) Saad Muhammad told Radio Free Europe/Radio

Liberty (RFE/RL)’s Turkmen service.

Turkmenistan has begun fortifying segments of its Afghan

border with additional barbed-wire fences and a deep

ditch, a source near the leadership of the State Border

Service of Turkmenistan (GPST) confirmed.

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Marijuana

Worth $206K

A pair of Mexican nationals were arrested over the

weekend for attempting to smuggle more than 412 pounds

of marijuana, valued in excess of $206,000, through the

Port of Nogales.A total of 38 packages of marijuana are

removed from a non-factory compartment underneath the

truck bed liner of a smuggling vehicle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis

DeConcini crossing selected a Dodge truck being driven by

Carlos Ramces Romo-Garcia, 26, for further inspection Oct.

19 following a positive alert by a CBP narcotics detection

canine. Officers then removed a total of 38 packages from

a non-factory compartment within the floorboard of the

truck, with a weight of nearly 313 pounds and a value of

more than $156,000.Drug smugglers fashioned metal boots

to attempt to smuggle marijuana through the DeConcini

crossing. Inside was more than 99 pounds of marijuana

On Oct. 18. Officers at the DeConcini crossing selected a

Ford truck being driven by Juan Manuel Valdez-Aranda,

45, for further inspection after a drug canine alerted to the

presence of drugs. Officers removed and seized more than

99 pounds of marijuana from within all of the trucks tires.

The drugs have a value of nearly $50,000.

The vehicle and drugs were processed for seizure. Both

subjects were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs

Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Spain’s Ministry of Security to

implement biometric border control

management system

Spain’s Ministry of Security has posted a public tender

contract for the supply and installation of a new biometric

border control management system to facilitate all vehicles

and pedestrians crossing between Cadiz province and

the British colony of Gibraltar, according to a report by El

Confidential Autonomy.

The border control management system will help accelerate

the long queues of cars and pedestrians that occur when

entering and leaving Gibraltar to Spain, as well as maintain

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controls to prevent smuggling.

Tendered by the General Department of Information

Systems and Communications Security (under the Ministry

of Interior) in collaboration with the External Borders Fund

of the European Union, the 2,432,000 euro contract will

cover the complete renovation of pedestrian crossings.

The budget to implement all changes for the smart border

between La Linea de la Concepcion and Gibraltar will

amount to 7.3 million euros.

The contract states that the new border control

management system will be ready before May 31, 2015,

though media in Cadiz announced that the new system

would be operational in April.

The documents also show that the new biometric system

will be able to monitor and identify pedestrians crossing

Cadiz and back to Gibraltar in a few months.

The contract includes the installation of at least 12

automated border crossings for the output terminal and 12

for the input terminal.

The new system will feature ABC Gates, which already exist

in the airports of Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.

Each terminal (on the input and the output) will comprise of

12 modules with an access control system that will capture

fingerprints and facial images, and two modern biometric

system posts.

Monitored by the National Police, the access control

modules ensure that the automatic doors will only be

opened when the system correctly identifies the person.

In addition to installing the Gibraltar border control

management system, the contractor will also have to

integrate this new system with the ABC System databases

and information systems of the National Police.

The contract documents state that the “installation of

the system is to expedite the passage of people through

the border crossing,” but also “expand the technological

capabilities to officials of Police in charge of control border

in La Linea de la Concepcion and allow strengthening

border security through a future interconnection of

automated border crossing with databases of other

organizations involved in border control, and in particular

the Agency State Tax Administration (AEAT)”.

Police and Border Guard Service on

alert near Saaremaa and Hiiumaa

Estonian Police and Border Guard Service (PPA) says that

it remains on alert in monitoring Baltic Sea areas near the

Estonian islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa for possible

anomalies in the light of recent events unfolding in Sweden.

According to Priit Pärkna, deputy director-general of PPA,

the authority is also actively communicating with their

colleagues from Sweden, Finland and Latvia.

“We are exchanging information with out partners. We

have now decided to pay more attention to the area

near Hiiumaa and Saaremaa, and are looking for possible

anomalies,” said Pärkna.

“We have also the capacity to respond if we detect

anything, but at present there is nothing to report,” he

added.

The Swedish Navy has since Friday been searching the

Swedish archipelago for an unidentified submerged vessel

and claim to have intercepted a distress signal sent out

by the vessel to Kaliningrad, a Russian submarine base.

Russian Ministry of Defence has denied that any Russian

military vessels including submarines were in trouble.

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet said in an

interview to Postimees that the MFA was keeping a close

eye on the developments.

“The events unfolding in Swedish waters are part of the

security tensions in Europe as there are more and more

military vessels in the Baltic Sea. The number of airspace

violations has been growing in recent years and we

also have more vessels of any kind on the Baltic Sea, for

instance, Russian Navy vessels near the sea borders of

other countries. The situation has become much more

tense,” Paet noted.

This incident which was proven by two intercepted radio

communications between the vessel and Kaliningrad, one

of them encrypted, is one of the latest border violation

incidents reported recently.

These incidents include violation of Swedish airspace by

Russian military aircraft, and a near-collision between a

Russian fighter jet and a Swedish intelligence aircraft.

Swedish military expert Tomas Ries says that Russia’s

increased military activity near Sweden may be Russia’s

response to the willingness of both Sweden and Finland to

cooperate more with NATO.

Another possibility is that Russia has been confused by

recent statements made in NATO summit about NATO’s

expansion plans and is interpreting them as set objectives.

A third and most plausible possibility is that Russia wants

to show its military supremacy on the Baltic Sea. Regardless

of what are Russia’s real intentions, one has to agree that

the situation at the Baltic Sea is more than explosive.

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GAO: Customs should improve use of

border security data

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection should improve its

analysis and circulation of border security data, a new report

from the Government Accountability Office says.

The 45-page report, released last week, says Customs’

Operational Field Testing Division, a covert unit, probes U.S.

border facilities for potential illicit nuclear material being

smuggled into the country. The division conducted 144

nuclear and radiological materials testing operations at 86

locations from fiscal years 2006 through 2013, selecting

locations from a total of 655 U.S. air, land and sea port

facilities, checkpoints and certain global locations. During

covert operations, teams of agency personnel security

attempt to smuggle nuclear and radiological materials at U.S.

locations where Department of Homeland Security personnel

screen for radiation.

The results showed differences in the rate of success for

intercepting smuggled nuclear and radiological materials

across facility types. GAO said Customs, which had a

$1 million budget for nuclear testing and other covert

operations from fiscal years 2009 through 2013, had not

conducted a risk assessment to prioritize locations, material

and technologies tested in the operations, and did not

correlate the results to help improve defenses across all

locations.

“Given the limited resources, assessing risk to prioritize

the most dangerous materials, most vulnerable locations

and most critical equipment for testing through covert

operations, DHS could better inform its decisions on how to

expand its limited resources effectively, consistent with the

department’s risk management policies,” the report said.

GAO said the Operational Field Testing Division has not

issued reports annually as planned on covert operation

results and recommendations, because of resource

constraints, limiting Customs oversight for improving

capabilities to detect and intercept smuggling at the border.

Customs has not yet developed a mechanism to track

whether ports of entry and checkpoints have implemented

corrective actions that could help decision-making on further

investments in equipment or personnel training.

60 Africans scramble over Morocco-

Spain border fence

About 60 Africans scrambled over a border fence from

Morocco into Spanish territory, as a UN official urged Spain

to protect migrants’ rights following evidence of police

abuse.

It was the latest in a string of attempts by desperate Africans

trying to reach European soil by scaling the seven-metre (23-

foot), triple-layer fence into the Spanish territory of Melilla,

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aising pressure on Spain’s government.

A crowd of Africans charged to the fence around dawn

on Monday and about 60 made it across and ran into

Melilla, some heading to a police station and others to an

immigration centre, Spanish government officials there said

in a statement.

That was the second of two bids last week by migrants

which the Spanish government described as “violent”. It said

several migrants and Spanish police officers were injured in

those attempts while a handful of Africans made it across.

Melilla has one of Europe’s two land borders with Africa,

along with another nearby Spanish territory, Ceuta, to the

west.

Spain has demanded more help from the European Union

to deal with the flow of migrants who head to Melilla and

Ceuta, which has swelled over recent months.

Other migrants try to sail across the 15-kilometre (ninemile)

strait from Morocco to Spain in makeshift boats and

dinghies, or to smuggle themselves into the country hidden

in vehicles.

Pak-Iran agree on intelligence

cooperation following border unrest

Pakistani and Iranian officials met in Tehran on Wednesday

where the two sides agreed on intelligence cooperation at

the porous border between the neighbouring countries.

“The two sides agreed to boost intelligence cooperation with

regard to border security,” said Khan Wasey, a spokesman

for the Frontier Corps. “Cooperation between the two

countries in battling terrorists is indispensable,” he added.

The meeting was between Inspector General FC Balochistan

Major General Ejaz Shahid and Iranian border force’s chief

General Qasim Razai, Wasay said, adding that it took place

in the Iranian capital and was aimed at discussing ways and

means to end border skirmishes.

The meeting was called in the wake of the recent flare up at

the 900 kilometre border and with the objective of avoiding

any untoward incidents in future on its agenda.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize

$340K in Marijuana

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 680 pounds of

marijuana in separate incidents worth an estimated $340,000.

Agents assigned to Camp Grip discovered nine backpacks on

Oct. 18 filled with marijuana. Smugglers used camouflaged

fabric to fashion makeshift packs containing a combined 483

pounds of marijuana worth approximately $241,500.

Agents from the same camp found five more backpacks of

marijuana while tracking a group of suspected smugglers.

The five makeshift packs held a combined 197 pounds of

marijuana worth an estimated $98,500.

Agents transported the marijuana to Wellton Station for

further processing.

Beijing, New Delhi establish hotlines to

defuse border tensions

Beijing has praised the “strong” determination that both

China and India showed in handling border problems, after

the neighbors agreed to establish hotlines and hold regular

military meetings to deal with the issue.

Both governments have made remarkable progress in recent

years in defusing border tension, observers said.

A key meeting on border issues was held in New Delhi

gathering senior officials from diplomatic and defense

authorities from both countries.

The meeting reached a consensus on a range of measures

and agreed to establish “regular meetings” involving the

headquarters of the two militaries, adjacent combat units

and border defense forces.

“A telephone hotline will be established between the two

headquarters and a telecommunication liaison will be set

up between the frontline forces of both countries,” Foreign

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in Beijing.

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BORDERPOL Workshop:

25-26 September 2014, Helsinki, Finland

At the 2nd World Borderpol Congress, held in Westminster, London, UK on

3 – 4 December 2013, experts identified a range of themes that might merit

more detailed examination in regional workshops. One such theme was: “The

International Organised Crime Global Threat, and Challenges facing Border Security

Management”. This was followed with a Workshop in May 2014 in Budapest, which

has highlighted the further need for discussions on the challenges of “Schengen Area: where is it

working and where is it not working in relation to cross border organised crime?”

BORDERPOL organised its latest

workshop under the theme “Schengen

Area: where is it working and where is it

not working in relation to cross border

organised crime?”

Hosted by Mr Leo Nissinen, Director

General of Finnish Customs, the

Workshop took place at Finnish Customs

School on 25th & 26th September,

attended by leading experts from

border agencies, senior police, security,

customs and migration management

professionals.

In the absence of Mr Nissinen, Samy

Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement

for Finnish Customs gave the opening

welcome and an outline presentation

on Finnish Customs mission, vision,

values and strategic areas of emphasis,

highlighting that Integrated Border

Management structure is embedded

in Finland and that local and global

collaboration on borders is vital to the

success of tackling the grey economy

and cross border organised crime, in

order to protect society, the environment

and its citizens.

Samy Gardemeister went on to

reinforce the objectives of the workshop

amongst the delegates, in particular the

possibilities, challenges and possible

weaknesses of the cross border

cooperation in the EU Schengen area as

well as the opportunities for information

and intelligence sharing across different

types of borders.

The workshop was given

an excellent overview of

the political dynamics and

changing positioning of the

EC and its members states

from Teemu Sinkkonen,

Senior Research Fellow

and political analyst at

the Finnish Institute of

International Affairs, whilst

Ms. Anniina Jokinen, Senior

Programme Officer form the

European Institute for Crime

Prevention and Control,

affiliated with the United

Nations (HEUNI) highlighted

the challenges of the Schengen area

from migration movement and forced

labour perspectives, emphasising

the ability to track traffickers within

Schengen is limited due to lack of

border controls.

Tony Smith, International Liaison

Director of BORDERPOL, gave the

delegation an overview of the global

challenges facing border agencies that

impacted on the work border agencies

and law enforcers in the Schengen area.

The new and emerging concerns and

challenges facing the border agencies,

such as the growth of Islamic State and

issues around absence of a global or EU

wide database of criminals (which was

highlighted on a number of occasions

by other presentations and delegates),

all under the pressure of static or

diminishing resources.

The BORDERPOL Workshop enjoyed

a one and a half day workshop

of interesting and informative

presentations, under Chatham House

rules, to share experiences and

information between delegates and

agencies for improving collaboration

and cooperation.

The conclusions drawn by

BORDERPOL and the delegation on

the topic of “Schengen Area: where is

it working and where is it not working

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in relation to cross border organised

crime?”, where:

• Need for EU wide and global data

sharing of serious criminals

• Absence of Schengen borders inhibits

law enforcement activity

• Schengen member states require

broader powers to operate intelligence

led controls at internal borders

• Integrated Border Management at EU

level requires further definition and

clarification

• The role of Frontex?

• Better cooperation between agencies

and member states to tackle emerging

threats (eg organised crime groups

and Islamic State)

BORDERPOL wished to thank the

sponsors of the Workshop, NetBio and

WCC Smart Search, for their support,

as well as hosts Finnish Customs, and

the delegates in attendance who took

away valuable experiences, insight and

contacts to improve their intelligence.

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Our Future Border Security: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

By Tony Smith CBE, International Liaison Director, BORDERPOL

On the face of it, a border should not be difficult to run. The vision is pretty

clear in our business – facilitate the genuine and intercept the harmful. Keep

the traffic moving across the borders to keep global trade flowing – but watch

out for the bad guys. ‘Twas ever thus. Or was it? And how are we doing in the

modern world?

Border Controls began with legendary

tales of smugglers trying to outwit

customs. A visit to the Border Force

National Museum in the Albert Dock

in Liverpool, UK is a must for students

of border control. There you will be

invited into a dark and unseen world

of smuggling, intrigue and danger.

For the immigration purists, a visit to

Ellis Island in New York harbour is also

essential. This tells the story of the great

immigrant pioneers who traversed the

Atlantic to queue in huge warehouses

for “registration” and “examination”.

Where refusal of entry was reserved

for the sick; and where no watch lists

or criminal databases existed. Thus the

organisations known as “Customs” and

“Immigration” were founded. They are

now steeped in history, with generations

having the primary responsibility for

examination of people and goods at

ports of entry.

9/11 changed all that. Here our border

guards faced a new challenge. This

was not just about admissibility or

entitlement, or the collection of taxes or

examination of goods. This was about

stopping terrorists crossing borders

to perpetrate acts of terror upon their

enemies. Whilst the immigration and

visa system might have offered some

hope to prevent such attacks by nonnationals,

these were quickly dispelled

by the development of “home grown”

terrorists - entitled to enter and stay

in their own country. Meanwhile

international criminals were able to

pinpoint the most vulnerable borders

– in States where borders were either

non-existent or corrupt – to breed their

evil trade in human smuggling. Today

we find our own nationals – holders

of ICAO compliant MRTDs, often

containing electronic chips – crossing

national borders to perpetrate acts

of terror for the Islamic State. We see

criminals roaming freely across “border

free” zones such as the Schengen area to

perpetrate criminal acts in neighbouring

member states. We find dead bodies in

containers, put there by criminals with

no regard for human dignity or human

life. We see boat loads of migrants

being loaded on to unseaworthy vessels

and drowning in the Mediterranean

seas, where source countries turn a

blind eye (at best) or are complicit (at

worst) in this ghastly trade. And now

we see border guards being called upon

to conduct “Ebola screening” to protect

their nations from harmful diseases.

This is a new ball game that requires a

new set of rules. It cannot be OK to allow

criminals and terrorists the freedom

to travel with impunity across borders.

Control agencies and transportation

companies now have the technology

to track thee people across the globe.

International organisations such as

Europol, Interpol and ICAO have made

great strides to capture data, build

secure documents and provide the

basis for analytical tools never before

available to the border guard.

But still we struggle to keep up with

the bad guys. Increasingly countries

are merging immigration, customs and

other agencies into new structures to

deal with modern day threats. There is a

huge amount of learning out there from

countries who have walked this path,

whose experiences must be shared

with others. As we keep repeating at

Borderpol, one country’s inbound is

another’s outbound. Collaboration is the

key, and Integrated Border Management

provides the framework.

Countries are right to merge traditional

agencies into a new united Force, and to

adopt integrated border management

techniques across all their enforcement

assets to tackle these new threats.

However they end up in terms of

structures, they must open their border

tents far and wide to unite all the key

agencies behind a common goal.

We cannot afford internal turf wars. We

will always have a great regard for our

border forefathers, be they immigration

or customs. But new challenges require

new solutions. We face a common

enemy. We can only beat the bad guys

by working together – both nationally

and internationally; and by using our

very best national and international

assets - both people and technology –

regardless of their origin or ownership.

United we stand; divided we fall.

Border Security Matters

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The Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative

(MARRI)

MARRI Project “Support of cooperation among border police at

airports in Southeast Europe ” – BORDAIRPOL

About MARRI

The Migration, Asylum, Refugees

Regional Initiative (MARRI) was formed

within the context of the Stability Pact

for South Eastern Europe. Since July

2004 this initiative is under regional

ownership as part of the South-

East European Co-operation Process

(SEECP). MARRI is governed by its six

Member States (MS) (Albania, Bosnia

and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia,

Montenegro and Serbia). MARRI

covers the following areas: asylum

and refugees, migration (regular

and irregular), integrated border

management, fight against trafficking

and smuggling of human beings, visa

policy and consular co-operation.

MARRI’s top priority is the enhancement

of regional co-operation in its fields

of activities among countries in the

region, as a vital part of EU integration

process.

voicing the needs and efforts of the

MARRI MS. All MARRI MS have their

State Officials in the MARRI RC, acting

as a hub for consultations, dialogue,

training, capacity building, information

exchange and other regional activities.

MARRI Networks for Co-operation

In order to accomplish its goals,

MARRI RC introduced a model for

improvement of cooperation which is

based on establishment of Networks

for Co-operation (NC) of MARRI MS’

national institutions responsible for

each MARRI area of work to be used as

tools for communication, exchange of

experiences and information as well as

a source of strategic and project ideas.

Network for Co-operation among

Border Police (BP) at International

Airports (IA) is one of the established

Networks in the MARRI framework.

been constantly supported by Projects

related to the work of the BP at IA.

(Projects “Establishment of NC among

BP at IA in MARRI MS” and “Joint

comprehensive approach in building

co-operation between MARRI and

SEPCA MS’ BP at IA”).

Both Projects resulted with completion

of the main Projects outcomes -

Establishment of NC on two levels - on

executive/strategic level consisted of

Heads of the Border Police Services

and on operational level consisted of

Commanders of the Border Police Units

at main international airports.

Formal cooperation mechanisms and

activities have been established, such as:

- Regular meetings on annual basis;

- Formal communication links via

telephone, fax, e-mail;

- Participation in Joint programmes;

- Participation in mutual trainings and

study visits;

- Participation in FRONTEX’s “Pulsar

weekly data collection questionnaire”;

Ceremony of signing of MoU on Sustainability of Established Co-operation Network among Border

Police Units on International Airports, Belgrade (21 December 2010)

The MARRI Regional Centre (RC) in

Skopje was opened in September

2004 and has been fully functional

as of January 2005 to serve as a

secretariat to the MARRI Regional

Forum and to accomplish MARRI

political commitments. The concept

of regional ownership that has been

developed by and within MARRI has

proved to the utmost importance in

MARRI Project “Support of

cooperation among border police

at airports in Southeast Europe ” –

BORDAIRPOL

Since 2010, NC among BP at IA has

MoU was signed by the Heads of the

Border Police Services in order to

confirm the will to participate in the NC

and to secure its sustainability.

On the basis on initiatives of the NC

to extend activities and to strengthen

overall coordination, cooperation

and information exchange related to

migration and border management

at the IA, MARRI RC developed follow

up Project “Support of cooperation

Participating countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova,

Montenegro, Romania and Serbia

Border Security Matters

www.borderpol.org page 10


Study visit to Schiphol International Airport, Amsterdam

(31 January 2012)

among border police at airports in

Southeast Europe – BORDAIRPOL”

with Objective to assist the countries

in their efforts to counteract irregular

migration and to fight against terrorism

and crime ensuring high level of

security on sustainable and permanent

basis. This 3 year Project (2013 – 2015)

is funded by the Swiss Confederation

with the co-funds provided by MARRI.

Project activities are grouped around

3 core Modules of equal importance

dedicated to project objectives and

outcomes:

• Creation of Secured Website

specifically intended for the NC;

• Annual meetings of the NC;

• Organization of joint trainings.

Successful implementation of the

BORDAIRPOL Project, continued

throughout 2014, carrying on

the success achieved in the first

implementation year – 2013. All

envisaged activities and meetings have

been simultaneously organized and

implemented, achieving all projected

objectives and outcomes.

Current progress within Module I -

Creation of secured BORDAIRPOL

Website (https://www.bordairpol.mk),

is at the stage that the Website has been

completely developed and put in place

since December 2013. Secured Website

serves as a tool for formal cooperation

and exchange of information, platform

which contributes in development of

overview of current state of affairs at

the main IA and is used by the NC for

producing of own assessment. Website

contains thematic crucial data/statistic

(no personal data) related to the air

border policing which, so far, have not

been compiled and made available for

use in one central place in the region.

Annual meetings of the

NC

The objective of the

annual meetings are to

create possibility for the

Members of the NC to

discuss various topics of

mutual interest, exchange

information about the

latest developments in

the field of air borders

policing, risk analysis

reports, share experiences

and good practices,

identify gaps and needs,

discuss possible solutions,

etc. First annual meeting

was held in September 2013 in Tirana,

Albania, whilst the Second annual

meeting will be held on 29 - 30 October

2014 in Chisinau, Moldova. The Third

Annual meeting is scheduled for

autumn 2015.

Organization of joint trainings

During the meetings of the NC,

importance of organization of joint

trainings in the fields of air border

policing was emphasized as well,

particularly those needed for fulfillment

of the required standards for accession

to the EU. A special attention was

requested for the preparation and

implementation phase of the evaluation

process carried out by the EC.

Topics of APIS (Advanced passenger

information system), PNR (Passenger

name record), SIS (Schengen

information system), SIRENE

(Supplementary information request at

the national entry), VIS (Visa information

system) and English language training

for border guard communication were

pointed out as of

particular interest.

So far, four

joint trainings

have been

implemented,

“APIS” in June

2013, “PNR”

in October

2013, “SIS” in

March 2014

and “SIRENE” in

October 2014.

Remaining two

joint trainings

will be organized

according the

envisaged

time plane: VIS

(February 2015) and English language

training (June 2015).

MARRI partners in the implementation

of the Projects are Swiss Federal

Office for Migration, FRONTEX, Royal

Marechaussee - Schipholl Airport, Swiss

International Airlines, Directorate for

Personal Data Protection of Republic of

Macedonia, Ministry of Interior of Land

of Brandenburg, SIRENE Bureau of

Italian International Police Cooperation

Department, Southeast Europe Police

Chiefs Association – SEPCA and

Secretariat of Police Cooperation

Convetion for Southeast Europe - PCC

SEE.

FRONTEX from the very beginning

provides full support and available

capacities to the NC and actively

participates in the implementation

of Project activities. As a result of the

established cooperation with FRONTEX,

since 2010, NC also participates on

FRONTEX Annual Operational Heads

of Airports Conferences. In addition,

NC has been participated in several

FRONTEX Joint Operations such as

“Hubble 2011- Phase II”; “Flexi Force

Pilot Project”; “Focal Points 2012 –

2013 - 2014 Air”; “Flight Tracking Pilot

Project”, etc.

Achieved Projects outcomes have

broader regional impact and contribute

towards joint regional efforts of MARRI

and SEPCA Member States to tackle

complex and diverse phenomenon

of irregular migration, trafficking and

smuggling of human beings, document

security, etc. emphasizing that

international and regional cooperation

among BP on IA can only be successful

if they are able to share important

information swiftly and easily.

First annual meeting, Tirana (27 September 2013)

Border Security Matters

www.borderpol.org page 11


Developing the National Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon

Project funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration

Policy Development, the project objective is to provide support to the Lebanese authorities in

securing and controlling borders, increasing the security of its citizens, promoting regional stability

and facilitating trade, development and human contact.

Team Leader, Phil Johnson, gives an insight into IBM Lebanon.

and project management. ICMPD

has a very strong track record of

project management and delivery

and has been involved in EU-funded

IBM projects from the very early

days of the concept. ICMPD was also

responsible for producing the EU

supported Guidelines for IBM in EC

External Cooperation which is one of

the main tools used by the project to

set standards, articulate good practice

and achieve harmonisation. ICMPD has

worked in Lebanon over many years on

a range of migration-related assistance

projects through funding from a varied

range of donors. See www.icmpd.org

for more information and resources.

3. Who benefits from IBM Lebanon

and EU support?

1. What is the IBM Lebanon project?

The full and official name is Developing

the National Capability for Integrated

Border Management (IBM) in Lebanon

It’s a technical assistance project,

financed by the European Union (EU)

and implemented by the International

Centre for Migration Policy

Development (ICMPD); IBM Lebanon

is the short name. The project tries to

assist the Lebanese border agencies

to secure and control borders, which

in turn increases the security of all

persons in Lebanon.

IBM is best described as “…national and

international cooperation to establish

effective, efficient and coordination,

in order to reach the objective of

user-friendly, but well controlled and

secure borders...“. Cooperation and

coordination takes place on 3 levels,

called the IBM Pillars – Intra-agency

(within a ministry or border agency),

Inter-agency (between different

ministries or border agencies) and

International (with other countries

and international organisations, such

as Interpol and the United Nations).

At the heart of the IBM concept is the

realisation that results of individual

border agencies improve when levels

of cooperation are enhanced. Border

management becomes smoother

and more efficient, leading to shorter

waiting periods at borders, greater

compliance with legal requirements

and higher levels of detection of cross

border crime.

2. Who are ICMPD?

ICMPD was established in 1993 and

has 15 Member States. It carries

out research, projects and activities

on migration-related issues and

provides policy recommendations to

governments and their agencies. ICMPD

has global operations with

headquarters in Vienna,

a mission in Brussels and

representatives in Europe,

Northern Africa, Middle

East, and South America.

ICMPD cooperates with

governments, international

organisations, research

institutes and members

of civil society in

developing policies in

migration-related areas,

as well organising training,

transferring know-how

IBM Lebanon is proud to have as its

partners and main beneficiaries in

Lebanon the Directorate General of

the Security General for Lebanon, the

Lebanese Customs Administration, the

Lebanese Army and the Internal Security

Forces. However, as IBM intends to

promote improved border security and

facilitation of movement, then directly

or indirectly ALL Lebanese citizens

should benefit, along with foreign

visitors, traders and the vulnerable who

are in need of protection.

Some major benefits of IBM include

simplified and harmonised procedures,

more effective use of resources, faster

and cheaper processing of people and

goods, more effective detection of

people traffickers, smugglers and other

Border Security Matters

www.borderpol.org page 12


criminals, improved sharing

of information and faster

response to emergencies

and threats.

4. How is IBM Lebanon

being implemented?

The project objective is

to provide support to the

Lebanese authorities in

securing and controlling

borders, increasing the

security of its citizens,

promoting regional

stability and facilitating

trade, development and

human contact. A mixture

of training events, indepth

analysis, workshops,

study visits and equipment

supply is used, supported by highly

experienced border management

experts and trainers, a committed local

project team and the funding of the EU.

There is a focus on putting solid and

robust structures in place, building on

what has been developed before and

in conducting as much activity jointly

as possible.

5. What has taken place so far?

IBM Lebanon officially ‘kicked off in

February 2013 with a conference to

introduce the project and the IBM

concept. Since then, with cooperation

and full involvement of all project

partners, the following have taken

place;

Training - IBM awareness, document

security (basic and advanced),

interviewing and training skills (basic

and advanced).

Workshops - IBM Strategy, action

plans, border control models, IBM

Guidelines, contingency & emergency

plans, training development, strategy

and needs analysis, and international

cooperation.

Study visits - Croatia, Poland, Spain

and Netherlands.

Equipment – document laboratories,

personal tools, vehicle search

equipment, mobile controls accessories

and office equipment. EU finance paid

for 2 new and comprehensive document

laboratories in Tripoli port and Masna’a

to support the one already working at

Beirut airport, thus relieving the high

workload in checking the documents

of Syrian refugees.

Visit www.EU-ibmlebanon.com and @

euibmlebanon to keep up-to-date with

project plans, progress and activities.

6. What are the next steps for IBM

Lebanon and the support the EU is

giving to border management?

IBM Lebanon, ICMPD and the EU

will continue to support the border

agencies through joint activities,

the development of partnerships,

the initiation of new ventures and

continuous dialogue and ‘fine-tuning’.

The scheduled activities include a

training needs analysis, advanced

training of trainers, the implementation

of a border management IT system,

two study visits related to training

delivery (Spain and UK), access to

global databases and training in

document security at basic

and advanced level.

7. What else can IBM

Lebanon offer?

In addition to what is

being done in terms of the

IBM Lebanon project, the

following is also be offered

through the ICMPD and EU

partnership;

Joint Approach where all

beneficiaries and partners

are treated as equals,

emphasis is placed on

making every activity a

joint one, focusing on

strengthening agencies

individually AND jointly,

and bringing a balance to border

security, the facilitation of movement

of legitimate travelers/goods and the

protection of the vulnerable.

Project Structure having a suitable

office established with workstations,

conference/training room, garage,

located very close to project partners,

a firmly established office of team

leader and project staff, a pool of high

quality experts who are familiar with

the Lebanese context, international

border management standards and

strong links to EU and other Embassies,

NGOs and the Delegation of the EU to

Lebanon

Organising project activities, advice

and assistance based on established

and successful EU and international

good practices with focus on the

development of frameworks and

structures for Lebanon not just short

term, ad hoc assistance.

8. How does IBM Lebanon coordinate

with other stake-holders?

Continuous and committed dialogue is

an important corner stone of the IBM

Lebanon approach and in this we have

been very well supported by all project

partners. It is very important that what

is DELIVERED is what is NEEDED. This

requires a blending of EU knowledge ,

experience and solutions with the local,

Lebanese context.

The official Lebanese Government

dialogue forum is called the Border

Control Committee, which is chaired

by the Lebanese Army and to which all

interested stakeholders, including IBM

Lebanon, actively contribute.

Border Security Matters

www.borderpol.org page 13


3 rd World BORDERPOL Congress

9 th -11 th December 2014

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, Hungary

www.world-borderpol-congress.com

Hosted by:

Connecting and Protecting

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional

transnational platform where the border protection, management and

security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss

the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s

borders, but those of neighbours and friends.

We invite you to join BORDERPOL and the international border agencies,

agencies at the borders, policy-makers and practitioners in Budapest

in December 2014 for the annual gathering of border and migration

management professionals.

Congress Guide and Invitation

Your guide to the Preliminary Congress Programme and exhibition information

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Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

Borders Do Matter

The operation of

today’s, border

security, traveler

and migration

management

community is

being stressed

by geopolitical,

social and

economic events.

Our world is fully

interdependent,

and it is becoming

ever more challenging to find solutions which

include the utilization of border services and

agencies to protect national.

As the crisis in Eastern Europe escalates,

economic sanctions and travel bans are

increasing, being employed by both the EU

and Russia, as well as their allies. Border

services are front-line responders for

monitoring these sanctions and bans.

As the Ebola virus spreads within and

beyond West Africa, travel bans and possible

quarantine measures are being put into place.

Border services are now front-line responders

for monitoring these bans and for detecting

travelers who may be infected.

As the post-World War 1 borders of Iraq

evaporate and a new entity known as Islamic

State of Iraq and the Levant emerges,

hundreds of thousands of persons are being

displaced and are fleeing the region. Border

services are now front-line responders for

monitoring, recording and directing the

movement of these people, most of whom will

be refugees.

As the United States deals with an

unprecedented and clearly well-orchestrated

movement of tens of thousands of people –

mostly children and adolescents from Central

America – arriving at its border with Mexico,

its border services are monitoring, detaining

and caring for these people in unprecedented

numbers.

As China, the world’s most populous nation,

develops a formidable navy and air force and

is posed to succeed the United States as the

world’s number one economy, it is flexing its

economic and political muscle in Asia and

beyond. Border services everywhere are now

being pressed to be front-line responders

monitoring the import and export of strategic

goods and services to and from China.

Since the end of the Cold War, there has been

a deeply-held belief within the developed

world that political and economic integration

is the best way to improve global security and

avoid potential conflict everywhere. This has

created a paradox: the interdependent the

world is supposed to make it less likely that

extreme conflict between nations or groups of

nations will occur. This very interdependence

makes it imperative that nations cooperate,

communicate and consult with one another

in a multi- jurisdictional and inter-disciplinary

manner.

At BORDERPOL, we firmly believe in the

principle that good border security, traveler

and migration management is built on the

continual development and maintenance of

the 3C’s: Cooperation, Communication and

Consultation. We believe that by bringing

together like-minded leaders of the world’s

border security establishments, we contribute

to making the world a safer place. That

is why we co-host workshops with likeminded

governments and hold our annual

BORDERPOL Congress, now into its third

Edition and taking placeDecember 9-11, 2014

in Budapest, Hungary.

Join us in Budapest and be a part of the 3C

#borderpolcommunity.

Thomas A. [Tom] Tass

Executive Director

BORDERPOL

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Congress and Exhibition Schedule

Tuesday 9TH DECEmber

2:00pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm

7:00pm

Wednesday 10TH DECEmber

9:00am - 10:30am

9:30am - 7:00pm

10:30am - 11:15am

11:15am - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm

thursday 11TH DECEmber

9:00am - 10:30am

9.30am - 4.30pm

10:30am - 11:15am

11:15am - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Opening Keynote Session

Networking Coffee Break

Plenary - Migration Movement Challenges from Human

Trafficking to Illegal Migration - A global overview

Welcome Reception

Plenary - Border Surveillance Techniques and Systems

Exhibition Open

Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Hall

Breakout - Crime across borders, crime at the border

Closed Agency Workshop - Travel and other document fraud:

who are behind today’s activities and how do we share

information in existence to identify and monitor?

Delegate Lunch

Panel discussion - Adopting to the changing environment: what

border security administrations must do to remain effective

Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Hall

Breakout - Setting International Standards in IBM

Closed Agency Workshop - Trends in trafficking drugs, people,

counterfeit goods

Networking Reception in the Exhibition Hall

Plenary - Improving and facilitating the legitimate movement of

people and goods: what technologies and standards are missing?

Exhibition Open

Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Hall

Breakout - Should exit controls be reintroduced universally?

If so, how do we best share the necessary information across

multiple agencies and stakeholders?

Closed Agency Workshop - Inter-Agency Co-operation and

Information Sharing - Why the return to information silo’s and how

to tackle systemic non-cooperation practices”

Delegate Lunch

Panel discussion - In the e-age of documents what is the life

expectancy of the passport booklet?

3rd World BORDERPOL Congress Round Up and Close

Exhibition Opening Hours

Wed 10th Dec 9.30am to 7.00pm

Thur 11th Dec 9.30am to 4.30pm

On-Site Registration Hours

Tues 9th Dec 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Wed 10th Dec 8.30am to 7.00pm

Thur 12th Dec 8.30am to 4.30pm

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Introduction

3 rd World BORDERPOL Congress

9 th -11 th December 2014,

Budapest, Hungary

for the border protection,

management and security industry

The World BORDERPOL Congress

continues to create debate and discussion

amongst the international border agencies

and agencies at the border for its ability

to create an environment of confidence to

enable the development and enhancement of

international co-operation and collaboration

amongst the border management and security

industry.

The 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress will

provide a platform for the world’s border

protection forces and agencies to highlight

and debate the current and future issues and

challenges facing the border management,

security and migration management sectors.

Controlling and managing international

borders in the 21st Century continues to

challenge the border control and immigration

agencies around the world. It is generally

agreed that in a globalised world borders

should be as open as possible, but threats

continue to remain in ever evolving

circumstances and situations.

Advancements in technology are assisting

in the battle to maintain safe and secure

international travel. The border security

professional still remains the front line against

these threats.

The World BORDERPOL Congress is a

high level, 2 and a half day event providing

you with the opportunity to reach the senior

decision makers in the border protection and

management industry.

We look forward to welcoming you to the

beautiful city of Budapest, for the largest

gathering of international border agencies and

agencies at the border.

www.world-borderpol-congress.com

Who should attend the World BORDERPOL Congress?

Immigration and border management and security policy makers and practitioners.

Senior representatives from national border services, police, customs, and immigration

services, as well as organisations, services and suppliers to the border management

and security industry, including:

• Customs, immigration and border control officials

• Coast guard officers

• Police and law enforcement officers

• Boundary commissioners

• Diplomats and foreign affairs officials

• Borderland planners and managers

• Defence and security departments

• Embassy and consular officials

• Policy analysts

• Security system providers

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Registration

HOW TO REGISTER

1. Online at www.world-borderpol-congress.com

2. Complete the Registration Form at the back of this booklet and email to:

borderpol@torchmarketing.co.uk.

3. Complete the Registration Form at the back of this booklet and fax to +44 (0) 872 111 3210.

4. Complete the Registration Form at the back of this booklet and mail to:

World BORDERPOL Congress, Torch Marketing, 53 Clarendon Road, Cheshunt,

Herts EN8 9DJ, United Kingdom.

EARLy BIRD DISCOUNT - deadline 9th October 2014

Register yourself and your colleagues as conference delegates by 9th October 2014 and save

with the Early Bird Discount.

Discounts for Members of Supporting Associations

If you are a member of one of the following trade associations, supporters of the World

BORDERPOL Congress,

then you can benefit from a special discount rate:

- National Security & Resilience Consortium (NS&RC)

- Biometrics Institute

- International Security Industry Organization (ISIO)

Check the Registration Form at the back of this booklet for full details.

Why Attend?

Your attendance to the World BORDERPOL Congress will ensure you are up-to-date

on the lastest issues, policies and challenges facing the world’s border management,

protection and security forces.

You will also gain an insight in to what the future holds for the management of migration

and refugee movement, as well as systems and technologies employed in fighting illegal

border activities, including drug and people traffikking.

• High level conference with leading industry speakers and professionals

• Closed Agency Workshops for developing greater discourse, collaboration and co-operation

between international agencies

• Learn from experiences and challenges from the world’s border agencies

• Gain insight into national, regional and global policy and border agency developments

• Constructive debate, educational opportunities and cooperation advocacy

• Share ideas and facilitate in valuable inter-agency cooperation

• Exhibition showcasing leading technologies and products

• Networking events and opportunities

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Workshops

Closed Workshops

for Agencies only

The World BORDERPOL Congress aims to promote enhanced inter-agency co-operation

and information sharing amongst border forces, that will benefit the security of the all

nations.

Border agencies and agencies at the border can benefit from the ‘Closed Agency

Workshops’, a series of ‘behind closed door’ discussion and working group opportunities,

hosted by Hungarian National Police Border Police Department.

By further encouraging discourse and collaboration between agencies, the World

BORDERPOL Congress will drive the ambitions of BORDERPOL, the World Border

Organization, to promote international borders that enhance human mobility whilst ensuring

traveller safety and security and facilitate smart and secure border systems.

BORDER AGENCIES - If you are interested in participating in the ‘Closed Agency

Workshops’, in order to obtain clearance to attend these Closed Agency Only Workshops,

please contact Neil Walker, Director of Programs and Events, at neil.walker@borderpol.org.

Wednesday 10th December

11:15am - 12:30pm Travel and other document fraud: who are behind today’s

activities and how do we share information in existence to identify

and monitor?

4:15pm - 5:30pm Trends in trafficking drugs, people, counterfeit goods

Thursday 11th December

11:15am - 12:30pm Inter-Agency Co-operation, Information Sharing and

Interoperability

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Congress Programme

3rd World BORDERPOL Congress Programme

Tuesday 9 th DECEMBER

2:00pm - 3:30pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm

OPENING KEYNOTE

Chair: Tom Tass, Executive Director, BORDERPOL

Lt.Gen Károly Papp, Chief Commissioner, Hungarian National Police

Col dr Gizella Vas, Head of Hungarian Border Police Department, Hungary

Minister Vladimir Goshin, Member of the Board – Minister in charge of

Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)

Plenary Session - Migration Movement Challenges from

Human Trafficking to Illegal Migration - A global overview

Chair: Col. Zoltan Szabo (ret’d), Director eu Secretariat,

BORDERPOL, Hungary

Although there are no precise figures, it is estimated there are over

20 million illegal migrants worldwide. A further 20 million people are

believed to be enslaved in human trafficking today. According to the

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “After drug dealing,

trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second-largest

criminal industry in the world.” We get a perspective from the different

regions of the world.

Migration & Human Trafficking in Indonesia, National Efforts &

International Cooperation

Mr. Teuku Sjahrizal, Acting Director General of Immigration, Ministry of

Law and Human Rights, Republic of Indonesia

Mr. Hasan Kaya, Police Chief Superintendent of 4th Degree, Border

Gates Department, Turkish National Police*

Transnational threats - Georgia and the Caucasus

David Alania, Chief Officer. Police Captain. Border Patrol, Ministry of

Internal Affairs, Georgia

Challenges and Potential Threats After the Withdrawal of ISAF Forces

Tajikistan Border Police

Migration and Trafficking Challenges in Central Asia

Vasan Seshadri, Head, Strategy and Security Studies, Centre for Asia

Studies, India

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Welcome Reception

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*invited


Congress Programme

WEDNEsday 10 th DECEMBER

9:00am - 10:30am

11:15am - 12:30pm

Plenary Session - Crime across borders, crime at the border

Chair: Vasan Seshadri, Asian Secretariat, BORDERPOL, India

Cross border criminal activities remains the mainstay of activities for border agencies,

whether it is from human trafficking or illegal trade in narcotics, dangerous substances

(CBRNe) animals etc. Criminal gangs move to increasingly brash and innovative

techniques to establish new systems/channels to facilitate their cross border criminal

activities. What are the latest challenges facing border agencies, from the front line

and beyond to the unexpected internal facilitators and what tools are at their disposal?

Mr Olaitan J O, Deputy Comptroller General, Investigation, Inspectorate

and Enforcement (IIE) Directorate, Nigeria Immigration Service

Police Major General Apichat Suriboonya,Head of Interpol NCB

Thailand, Commander of Foreign Affairs Division, Royal Thai Police*

Ricardo Baretzky, President, European Centre for Information Policy

and Security (ECIPS) CYBERPOL Programme, Belgium

Border Security and Management in the Tajikistan Region

Gorancho Stojkovski, Head of Border Management Unit, OSCE, Tajikistan

Workshops

Closed Agency Workshop - Travel

and other document fraud: who are

behind today’s activities and how do

we share information in existence to

identify and monitor?

Chair: Col.Géza Horváth-Director of

International Law Enforcement Center,

Hungarian National Police

Cross border criminal activities remains the

mainstay of activities for border agencies,

whether it is from human trafficking or illegal

trade/narcotics. Criminal gangs move to

increasingly brash and innovative techniques

to establish new systems/channels to

facilitate their cross border criminal activities,

including cyber attacks on the movement

of personal data of travellers. What are the

latest challenges facing border agencies, from

the front line and beyond to the unexpected

internal facilitators?

Ralph Markert, Assistant Director, International

Partnerships & Development, INTERPOL, France

Bruno Franckx, Project Manager, Airpol,

Belgium*

Ricardo Baretzky, President, European Centre

for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS)

CYBERPOL Programme, Belgium

Breakout Session - Border

Surveillance Techniques and Systems

Chair: Tom Tass, Executive Director,

BORDERPOL

Border surveillance is one of the biggest challenges

facing our border security agencies. Many land

borders, with no physical barriers, provide easy

access routes for criminal activities and illegal border

crossings, whilst many coastlines are relatively

unprotected outside major ports. What are the latest

border surveillance techniques and systems available

from UAVs to ground based systems? What are

the legalities behind the use and collection/sharing

of information and how can systems be integrated

into existing operations to ensure interoperability

and enhanced border protection? How can open

architecture systems be successfully integrated with

legacy systems?

UAV Technology: Exploiting Opportunity &

Managing the Threat

James Douglas, Assistant National Coordinator

PROTECT & PREPARE, ACPO TAM, UK

George Trebess, Aviation Protective Security

Manager, National CT Policing HQ, UK

Luis Manuel Cuesta, EUROSUR Project

Manager, GMV, Spain

Social Media-informed Border Awareness

Caitlin Mulligan, Senior Consultant, Novetta, USA

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Congress Programme

2:00pm - 3:30pm

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Panel Discussion - Adapting to the changing environment:

what border security administrations must do to remain

effective

Managed migration/traveler movements constantly are buffeted by

economic, social and even environmental changes. Auto responses

to itinerant movements due to war or natural disasters are in the

“tool kits” of governments. States can invoke the support of national

and international agencies to establish temporary legal and physical

accommodations for displaced persons as a consequence of war,

international crisis or natural disasters. These are usually of short to

medium duration and follow a well-worn legal and operational paths.

However, are border administrations really prepared to adapt to

strategic changes in their operational environment? Regionalization of

sovereign jurisdictions, globalization of trade and commerce, changing

migration patterns as well as new technologies available to make

borders “smarter” are challenges rarely debated and discussed.

Moderator: Tony Smith, International Liaison Director,

BORDERPOL and Former Director General, Border Force UK

Ms. Krisztina Berta, Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Interior, Hungary*

Clarence Yeo, Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority,

Singapore

Ference Banf, Director, European Police College - CEPOL

Senior representative, ICMPD, Austria*

Ricardo Letosa, Head of Business Development Europe, SITA, Spain

Workshops

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Congress Programme

THURsday 11 th DECEMBER

Closed Agency Workshop - Trends

in trafficking drugs, people,

counterfeit goods

Chair: Col dr Gizella Vas, Head of

Hungarian Border Police Department,

Hungarian National Police

What are the latest and developing trends

in cross border criminal activities, that

substantially damage and harm a country’s/

region’s security. How can intelligence and

information be shared to enhance upstream

collaboration in the fight against organised

criminal activities?

Louis-Lyonel Voiron, President, World Anti-

Illicit Traffic Organization, USA

Dennis Cosgrove, Head of Border Security

Management Unit, OSCE

Breakout Session - Setting

International Standards in IBM

Chair: Tony Smith, International Liaison

Director, BORDERPOL and Former Director

General, Border Force UK

Good ethics, best practice and standardisation

of practices and procedures ensures any agency

delivers greater and more efficient results in

enhanced integrated border management. If

there was closer consistency between agency

operations in the standards, policies and

procedures, this would facilitate inter-agency

cooperation and sharing of relevant information

to enhance upstream detection.

With many agencies implementing IBM, how

do we set common practices and standards

to assist in cross-agency cooperation for

enhancing collaboration and information

sharing? Who should set the standard and what

are minimum standards for effective border

management?

Andrus Oovel, Head of the Border Security

Programme and Chairman of International

Advisory Board for Border Security, Democratic

Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Switzerland

Antti Hartikainen, Head of Mission at EU

Integrated Border Management Assistance

Mission in Libya

Tom Tass, Executive Director, BORDERPOL

General Secretariat

*invited

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Congress Programme

9:00am - 10:30am

Plenary Session - Improving and facilitating the legitimate

movement of people and goods: what technologies and

standards are missing?

Chair: Vasan Seshadri, Asian Secretariat, BORDERPOL, India

Security versus Facilitation - Crossing the border now takes longer

and is more complex than it was 50 years ago. Is technology actually

making border procedures more efficient or just making the process

more expensive for everyone? Since very few actual terrorists have

been interdicted by national border control organizations at the borders

where to go forward with border security/traveler screening? What are

the latest technologies and future technological developments that can

enhance clearance and mobility, from the fast moving business traveller

or the legitimate refugee to legitimate goods and traffic?

Ioan Buda, Director General, Romanian Border Police

Samy Gardemeister - Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs

Ensuring the Ease of the Traveller – How It Has Improved

Helen Marano, Vice President Government & Industry Affairs, World

Travel & Tourism Council, UK

Better border security through better name matching

Chris Brown, VP International, Basis Technology

11:15am - 12:30pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Workshops

Panel discussion - In the e-age of documents what is the life

expectancy of the passport booklet?

Closed Agency Workshop - Inter-

Agency Co-operation and Information

Sharing - Why the return to

information silo’s and how to tackle

systemic non-cooperation practices

Chair: Col.Géza Horváth-Director of

International Law Enforcement Center,

Hungarian National Police

After the revelations of allies spying on

allies, the WikiLeaks scandals of 2013 it can

be reliably assumed that varying degrees

of intergovernmental and interagency trust

has been eroded. With this in mind Is it

possible to get early warnings of emerging

events around the world? Should a body like

BORDERPOL provide forecasts of future

societal and economic events that impact on

the border security community? With so much

information already available how to separate

the wheat from the chaff? The need to repair

this is necessary if likeminded bodies are to

work together in the future.

Breakout Session - Should exit

controls be reintroduced universally?

If so, how do we best share the

necessary information across multiple

agencies and stakeholders?

Chair: Ken Richardson, Operations

Director, BORDERPOL, UK

With today’s ease of on-line booking and

check-in, which can be accomplished by

anyone in any country, passports rarely get

checked or seen until the passenger boards

the plane/vessel. Although baggage security

checks may be conducted on exit, many

current exit control procedures do not verify

the legitimacy of the traveller with the passport

document. Are we absolutely certain that all

travellers through the gates are who they say

they are? Should exit controls be universally

introduced, regardless of the cost, to mitigate

traveller fraud identity? ICAO mandated Face

as the biometric to be included in all eTravel

Documents, verified using the PKI Registry, so

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Congress Programme

Closed Agency Workshop (cont)

Muhamad Anil Shah Abdullah, Director for

Police Services, Assistant Commissioner of

Police, ASEANAPOL

Zoltan Nagy, Head of Operational Centre,

EUROPOL

Breakout Session (cont)

that every state would be able to read it and

detect fraudulent use of the document. What

are the pros and cons of other means open to

border authorities - API, iAPI, PNR analysis,

Interpol i24/7 data, airline manifests etc - and

how does the concept of global interoperability

extend to data acquisition and analysis, and

how can agencies help airlines meet their

responsibilities in document control?

API/iAPI/PNRGOV Implementation

Programmes

Teresa Hardy, Airline Liaison, Border Force UK

The role of an airline in bordercontrol -

Call for more in depth public/private

cooperation

Werner Vandenbergh, Vice president Security

& Contingency, Brussels Airlines

Strong Identity in a Mobile Paradigm

Carl Gohringer, Business Development

Manager, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Cross

Match Technologies

Chair: Ken Richardson, Director of Operations, BORDERPOL, UK

Is the paper passport capable of providing the necessary security

features and safety mechanisms for detection and identification of

fraudulent use and criminal activity? Should technology be embraced to

assist with traveler identity management and is it possible to set a target

date to the end the reign of paper passports?

J.J.M. (Hans) de Moel, Policy Officer, Royal Netherlands

Marechaussee, Netherlands

Ralph Markert, Assistant Director, International Partnerships &

Development, INTERPOL

Erik Slavenas, MRDT Programme Manager, ICAO*

Dr Catherine Fankhauser, Business Development Director, SICPA SA,

Switzerland

Senior Representative, Personal Identification Verification (PIV), USA*

3.30pm - 4:00pm

Congress Round-Up and Close

*invited

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Networking Reception

Networking Reception

WEDNESDAy 10th DECEMBER

5.30pm - 7:00pm

Exhibition Floor (Regina Ballroom)

We invite you to joins us at the end of the Wednesday 10th December for the BORDERPOL

Networking Reception in the beautiful Regina Ballroom at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel Budapest,

which will see the border security industry management professionals gather for a more informal

reception.

With the opportunity to meet colleagues and peers you can build relationships with senior border

agency and security officials in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The Networking Reception is free to attend and open to industry professionals.

We look forward to welcoming you.

The World BORDERPOL Congress will be

unique in its content in delivering discussions,

knowledge enhancement and greater

collaboration across the international border

management and security industry.”

Thomas Tass, Executive Director,

BORDERPOL

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The Venue

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

Erzsébet tér 7-8.

1051 Budapest

Hungary

www.kempinski.com/budapest

Located in the heart of Hungary’s capital,

overlooking Erzsebet Park, the newly

renovated Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

is stunning inside and out. The interior is

an art lover’s dream, with rooms and public

spaces dedicated to the Kempinski’s wide

ranging collection and a gallery that regularly

exhibits the work of local artists.

Situated 700 metres from the Chain Bridge

and Saint Stephen’s Basilica, Kempinski Hotel

Corvinus Budapest offers several restaurants,

luxurious air-conditioned rooms, and an indoor

pool. Its architecture is a symbol of modern

Budapest.

Characterised by elegance and unobtrusive

luxury, the Kempinski Corvinus Budapest

with its distinctive architecture is excellently

situated on Erzsébet tér square in the centre

of the Hungarian capital. It features a fantastic

spa area and various meeting rooms.

The World BORDERPOL Congress will

utilise the excellent conference facilities at

the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest,

whilst the beautiful Regina Ballroom will host

the exhibition, coffee breaks and networking

reception.

Special Accommodation Rates for

Attendees to the World BORDERPOL

Congress

BORDERPOL is delighted to be hosting the

the 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress at

the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest and

has negotiated a special discounted rate for

delegates to stay at the hotel. Please see the

Accommodation Information on page 19 for

further details.

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Accommodation

Special Rate for accommodation at the

Kempinski Corvinus Hotel Budapest

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

Erzsébet tér 7-8.

1051 Budapest

Hungary

www.kempinski.com/budapest

Whether you are attending the World

BORDERPOL Congress as a delegate, visitor

or exhibitor, BORDERPOL have arranged a

Special Rate for accommodation at the Kempinski

Corvinus Hotel Budapest, the venue for the 3rd

World BORDERPOL Congress.

Book your accommodation by 9th October

to gain Special Rates

From only Euro 129 pppn at

www.world-borderpol-congress.com/hotelonline

How to Book Your Special Room Rate

In order to take advantage of this special rate, please book your accommodation by 9th October

using the special Hotel Booking Form:

Book Online Today

Book your accommodation directly online at www.world-borderpol-congress.com/hotelonline

or complete and return the Accommodation Booking Form on page 19 at the back of this booklet

or download it at www.world-borderpol-congress.com/conference/accommodation

BORDERPOL has agreed a Special Rate of just:

- Euro 129 per person per night for Superior Room.

- Euro 159 per person per night for Deluxe Room

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is only available through the World BORDERPOL Congress and

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The World BORDERPOL Congress or Kempinski Hotel will NOT phone you to chase your

room reservation. Any phone calls you receive from housing management companies are not

endorsed or contracted by the World BORDERPOL Congress or the event organisers.

Agencies Special Delegate Package

Great package deal including 2 nights accommodation, making your attendance easier and

more cost effective.

For Agencies who book their delegate place using the special Agency Registration Form do

not need to book additional accommodation.

See Agency Registration Form at the back of this booklet for further details.


Exhibiting Opportunities

Limited exhibiting opportunities exist, allowing you

to gain exclusive access to this key and influential

audience of border security and management

professionals and policymakers.

BORDERPOL Exhibition

Governments around the world need to continue

to invest in their border security, as a wide range

of threats, such as combating terrorism, controlling

the movement of goods and monitoring personnel

across international borders, continue to pose

challenges requiring round the clock monitoring.

With new products and technologies continually

being developed and introduced to tackle increasing

and new security threats, the value of

the global border security market is estimated at

almost £20bn annually.

The BORDERPOL Exhibition will deliver leading

international companies demonstrating some of

the latest and leading edge technologies, from

e-border solutions, biometric applications and

counter terror developments, to covert systems,

physical security and specialist border security

solutions.

The exhibition provides a premier platform for

international companies to showcase their leading

products and services in border security, protection

and management, whether land, sea or air

solutions, to aid those tasked with managing and

protecting their country’s territories from unwanted

and illegal trafficking or threats.

Ensure your visit to the BORDERPOL Exhibition is

enjoyable and beneficial.

For a full list of exhibits, products and services

visit www.world-borderpol-congress.com.

Gain access to a key and influential

audience with your participation in

the limited exhibiting and sponsorship

opportunities available at the

conference exhibition.

Why participate and be involved?

Hosted by the Ministry of Interior and

Hungarian National Police, and supported by

the National Security & Resilience Consortium,

Biometrics Institute, International Security

Industry Organization, CYBERPOL and

European Centre for Information Policy &

Security, the World BORDERPOL Congress

provides a unique opportunity to meet, discuss

and communicate with some of the most

influential border management, immigration

and security policy makers and practitioners.

Your participation will gain access to this key

target audience:

• raise your company brand, profile and

awareness

• showcase your products and technologies

• explore business opportunities in this

dynamic market

• provide a platform to communicate key

messages

• gain face-to-face meeting opportunities

The World BORDERPOL Congress gives

you a great opportunity to meet key decision

makers and influencers.

How to Exhibit

To discuss exhibiting and sponsorship

opportunities and your involvement with the

World BORDERPOL Congress 2014 please

contact:

Paul Gloc

Exhibit Sales Manager

T: +44 (0) 7786 270820

E: paulg@borderpol-event.org

Tony Kingham

Exhibit Sales Director

T: +44 (0) 208 144 5934

M: +44 (0)7827 297465

E: tony.kingham@worldsecurity-index.com

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Sponsors & Supporters

BORDERPOL wish to thank the following organizations for their support

and contribution to the World BORDERPOL Congress 2014.

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European Centre of Information Policy and Security releases finding on ISIS in

Africa report

In the explosive publication by European Centre of Information Policy and Security (ECIPS) called ISIS

in Africa, last friday, the ECIPS established the ISIS tree as divided into two different trees linking the

ISIS alliance to several African organizations such as Qibla and Boko Haram. The report makes it clear

that our border focuses should not only be on the Syrian epidemic but also urgent attention should

be brought to the African continent particularly travellers from Africa such as South Africa. The reports

deals the presence of radical Islam that can be felt and seen across Africa and the recent development

of the ISIS crises can be seen within Africa with a particular systematic development in South Africa.

“Low cost management” to effectively

implement security measures to

combat problems such as ISIS and the

recent Ebola virus.

The report draws attention to the

ANC that was once label a terrorism

organization and its alliance with

radical Islam. It specifically focuses on

the importance noteworthy notes that

towards the end of 1990, the apartheid

years in South Africa, several small

groups of extremists begun to exploit

the low-intensity urban war situation in

their zealous quest to create an Islamic

state in South Africa. The report refers to

a U.S. CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)

report stated that leaked during 2004,

and stated: “A new tier of al-Qaeda

leaders is using South Africa as one of

its bases,” with as many as 30 leaders

“thought to be in and around Cape

Town, Durban and the Eastern Cape.

HUMIT research indicates that this

number has since increased according

to the European Centre of Information

Policy and Security (ECIPS).

The official ECIPS report deals with ISIS

development in South Africa and the

conversion of an entire Islamic mosque

that took place on the 5th of September

2014 in Bellville Cape Town Behlair,

where more than 200 Somalians were

incorporated into this ISIS conversion

into radical Islam. An intelligence

report of CIA noted that there are over

600 mosques and over 400 educational

centres in South Africa at present.

ECIPS warns that one of the main part

of the problem dogging an effective

response to the spread of ISIS is the

danger of political correctness and the

problem in understanding the language

of radical Islam. the report writes :

“We could argue and ask what would

an effective strategy be ? Is Obama

doing the right thing to engage only

in airstrikes ? Some might argue yes

and some might argue no. The point is

that ISIS is swaying the position whilst

the US can’t react fearing ISIS sleeping

cells, its own problem closer to home,

to be awakened in the HIVE cell of

ISIS, of which by now, the CIA would

have realized ISIS might have acquired

the knowhow in how to do things

to calculate the probable desirable

outcome. The problem we face is, what

happens when ISIS has learned from

their experiences and pass it on to the

next evolving product that will be born

from ISIS in the future ? “

Indeed a problem for border security

if ISIS has developed such serfisticated

warfare psychology. The President of

ECIPS Ricardo Baretzky, stressed that

our borders need more support and

our security vigilance has to be stepped

up. He said that the EU need greater

budgets for security growth and cant

function on the present, what he called

The ECIPS report dealt with eth

argument that:” some would argue that

ISIS is a logical product of the Islamic

history, “ but the ECIPS denotes that in

practice, ISIS is a political motivated

Ideology using the history of the

Islamic faith to its advantage and that

there are vast differences between the

two perceptions. The ECIPS correctly

points out that it is to be understood

that, if the practical explanation is

correct, then ISIS might have its roots

in an older political blue print similar to

that of any present government.

The report also focuses on development

in Benghazi wherein ECIPS criticise that

the lack of RTI (Real Time Intelligence)

in Benghazi reflects very clear in the

fact that hundreds of battle-hardened

veterans proved crucial in Ansar al-

Sharia’s capture of several parts of

Benghazi. The signalling from ISIS and

the combines lessons learned for other

Islamist groups on the continent, could

not be clearer- align with ISIS and you

are assured of victory ! according to

intelligence interpretation of the ECIPS.

As final note the ECIPS points out the

alarming fact that ISIS HIVE capability

might be underestimated and explains

that whilst the west fights a military war,

ISIS are fighting a Holy War using all

methods such as Military psychological

and Hive warfare combined that knows

no rules !. Thus in short, ISIS /ISIL are

doing just what they were trained to

do, provoke and as their followers gets

in the line of fire, the more they will

stand as one. The importance of this

study is to understand both the mental

administration and the ISIS intelligence

capability deriving in their activities,

and why it spreads like cancer so fast.

For and official copy of the report write

to info@ecips.eu

Border Security Matters

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Border Security Market

Outlook 2014-2024

The global border security market is currently undergoing an

unprecedented boom period as a result of a ‘virtuous circle’

that has recently formed and will be driving spending for some

time. This dynamic is fuelled by three interlocking developments.

First, there are increased pressures and risks impacting national

borders, such as illegal immigration or terrorist infiltration.

Second, more financial resources are available for border security

projects especially in developing countries which are also

experiencing the greatest problems, such as Brazil or India – but

also in rich countries such as Saudi Arabia or Australia. Third,

there is the maturation of new technologies (such as UAVs) which

are now offering accessible solutions to previously intractable

border security problems. Visiongain assesses that the global

border security spending will total $23.72bn in 2014.

However, growth will be neither open-ended nor similar across

the various areas of the border security market. Some national

border security markets are set to take off spectacularly, some

classes of equipment will perform much better than many expect,

some segments of the market are a good investment in the short

run, and some will add strong value down the line.

Visiongain’s comprehensive analysis contains highly quantitative

content delivering solid conclusions. The report can be found at

www.reportbuyer.com.

Smiths Detection today

launches HI-SCAN 180180-2is

pro, an advanced dual-view

X-ray system for screening

large-scale freight, air cargo

and mail.

HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro is an advanced version of the HI-

SCAN 180180-2is which has become a market-leading solution

over the past decade. The new ‘pro’ version meets the current

global legal requirements for 100% inspection of air cargo on

passenger flights. It also reflects the increasing need for X-ray

units capable of screening LD3 containers as well as the largest

package size accepted by the US Transportation Security

Administration: 48 x 48 x 65 ins / 122 x 122 x 165 cm (W x L x H).

Thanks to its high penetration capabilities HI-SCAN 180180-2is

pro can screen large containers with no need to disassemble

consolidated freight into individual packages.This cutsreinspection

times considerablyand ensures both high throughput

and a fast, efficient inspection process.

Security standards are increased by the use of dual-view, with top

and side views of the screened objects providing excellent image

quality to allow precise image interpretation.

Although the system features a large tunnel opening of 180

x 180 cm, capable of screening LD3 containers, the HI-SCAN

180180-2is pro offers a compact footprint which minimizes the

required floor space and the associated lifecycle costs. It will

expand Smiths Detection’s product portfolio of freight and air

cargo inspection systems which meet diverse customer needs.

Hans Zirwes,Vice President International Sales for Smiths

Detection, said: “In the course of redesigning the HS 180180-2is

we have revisited nearly every important feature and are proud

to present our customers a unique product, both in performance

and reliability. We are confident that HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro

will support our customers whenever the requirement is for the

efficient inspection of air freight, as well as applications in other

sectors such as customs or critical infrastructure security.”

Optim LLC Announces the

Launch of the FreedomView®

LED Videoscope

Optim LLC, a designer and manufacturer of flexible fiberscopes

and related products, announced the official launch of the

FreedomView (FV) Videoscope, a fully portable industrial remote

visual inspection videoscope system.

The FV Videoscope

transforms field

inspections with

its patented,

integrated LED light

source and sleek,

compact handle

design. It offers

greater flexibility,

while providing

exceptional light

quality and visual

clarity to allow

a wide range of

non-intrusive, nondestructive

visual inspection tasks virtually anywhere, quickly and

easily.

The FV Videoscope offers a durable and intuitive construction

made for real world conditions with a rugged tungsten insertion

shaft, transflective touchscreen display and easy to use control

functions.

Border Security Matters

www.borderpol.org page 35


“Optim is very pleased to introduce an industrial videoscope

that embodies our industry leading patented LED technology

and portable design found in all Optim products. Whether it is

aviation, industrial, NDT or law enforcement, customers will enjoy

a tremendous value with this videoscope in terms of quality,

performance and cost” says Paul Joyce, President and CEO of

Optim.

Raytheon delivering border

security solutions to the

Republic of Moldova

Raytheon Company received a border security contract from

the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on Sept. 10, 2014

potentially valued at $12.9 million. The base contract award is

$6.3 million with options for an additional $6.6 million.

Raytheon will provide border security solutions to help prevent

the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and

related materials across Moldova’s borders. One of the key

elements is a real-time electro-optical/infrared surveillance (EO/

IR) system that Raytheon will implement and test along high

priority border areas. The company will also provide training

and sustainment and ultimately transition all capabilities to the

government of Moldova.

“Raytheon is now performing border security in Eastern Europe,

the Middle East and in Southeast Asia, which helps DTRA make

the world more secure,” said David Appel, director of Defense

and Federal Solutions for Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information

and Services business. “This win further validates our proven

approach to designing and implementing effective border

security solutions that support threat reduction with predictable

cost, schedule and technical performance.”

The eighteen-month base with two several-month options task

order was awarded under the Cooperative Threat Reduction

Integrating Contract II (CTRIC II). Awarded in April 2011, CTRIC

II is a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity

contract with a ceiling value of $950 million that supports the

DTRA Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program. Since 1994

Raytheon has supported this program, which works to prevent

the proliferation of WMD and related materials, technologies and

expertise from former Soviet Union states.

DSIT Solutions announced that a leading Mediterranean Navy

has placed an order for its AquaShield Diver Detection Sonar

(DDS) system. The system is expected to guard the underwater

perimeter of a strategic coastal asset.

Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing

commented, “In the last few weeks, DSIT has received orders

from two energy facilities and a navy. A few years ago DSIT

decided to broaden its customer base and to sell its solutions

to different types of coastal and offshore critical asset operators

from the energy, commercial and defense sectors. These recent

orders emphasize DSIT’s continued success in expanding and

diversifying our market reach. Our customer base now includes

oil terminals, nuclear power plants, navies, coast guards, border

security services, shipyards, defense and security integrators and

others.”

DSIT’s Shield family of underwater security systems includes three

main types of diver detection solutions: the AquaShield ER SDV

Detection Sonar (SDS), the AquaShield Diver Detection Sonar

(DDS) and the PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar

(PDDS). All of the systems support fully automatic operation

with high probability of detection and low false-alarm rate.

Sniffing out billions in US

currency smuggled across the

border to Mexico

Criminals are smuggling an estimated $30 billion in U.S.

currency into Mexico each year from the United States, but

help could be on the way for border guards, researchers will

report here today. The answer to the problem could be a

portable device that identifies specific vapours given off by

U.S. paper money.

They will present the new research at the 248th National

Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS.

In the past fiscal year, law enforcement officials say they

uncovered more than $106 million in smuggled cash headed

from the U.S. to Mexico. But this was only a small portion

of the billions that made it across the border undetected

— hidden among belongings, in clothing or elsewhere. The

bulk of that currency is laundered drug money. Travellers

crossing the U.S./Mexico border are required to report cash

or endorsed checks over $10,000. If they don’t declare larger

sums, the money that is found can be seized.

“We’re developing a device that mimics the function of

trained dogs ‘sniffing’ out concealed money, but without

the drawbacks, such as expensive training, sophisticated

operators, down time and communication limitations,” says

Suiqiong Li, Ph.D., a member of the research team. “The

system would extract gas samples from the traveller or from

bags, vehicles and shipping containers. It would detect the

trace currency emission signature even in the presence of

car exhaust, perfumes, food and a range of temperatures,

atmospheric pressures and relative humidity.”

Li says the technique, known as the Bulk Currency Detection

System (BCDS), should work effectively within the seconds

or few minutes it takes for border inspections. It involves

gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), a widely

used analytical technique. Experts already use this method

for analyzing vapours to detect drugs and explosives, as well

as to investigate the causes of fires and identify unknown

compounds. But the current way to uncover smuggled money

depends on checks by guards or trained dogs, without the

benefit of any devices, according to Li.

The BCDS is being designed to find the emissions signature

Border Security Matters

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of the currency despite the presence of strong background

gases and contaminants. It would be an automated, hiddenmoney

screening system, using GC/MS plus solid-phase

microextraction and a thermal desorption technique. BCDS

would automatically extract, preconcentrate and analyze the

gases, Li explains.

When developing the device, the researchers first had to

figure out which gases money emits and how fast that

happens. It turned out that the gases are a set of trace

chemicals, including aldehydes, furans and organic acids.

“We have found that U.S. currency emits a wide range

of volatile organic compounds that make up a possible

‘fingerprint’ that we can identify in less than a minute,”

explains Joseph Stetter, Ph.D., principal investigator for the

study. He and Li are with KWJ Engineering, Inc. This is the

first report of the feasibility of sampling emission rates with

a practical, money-detecting device, he says. To capture the

gases, which are specific to U.S. paper money, guards would

pass a probe over clothing or into baggage. If the probe

detects a high intensity of the gases, it will indicate that a large

amount of money likely is present, he says.

The researchers say the device should lead to a significant

improvement in detecting smuggled currency and have

a strong economic impact for the United States. Stetter

estimated that it would take from two to three years to

develop the device for use by border guards.

Chile to install SOTER RS

Body Scanner at International

Airport

Netherlands based security manufacturer, OD Security

announced today that Chilean Customs will be installing two

SOTER RS Through-Body Scanners at Santiago International

Airport.

Operated by the Chilean National Customs Service the main

purpose of the SOTER RS will be to identify drugs smugglers

arriving in the country via the airport.

The SOTER RS is a low dosage full body scanner which combines

ultra low radiation with maximum visibility, for use at airports to

scan suspected drug smugglers. A whole body, through clothing

scan is complete within 10 seconds.

Within those seconds the SOTER RS reveals hidden items,

typically items such as narcotics, explosives, weapons and

precious stones. It can detect non-metallic objects hidden

under clothes, in natural cavities or within the human body. The

SOTER shows a clear difference between human tissue and other

materials. Even ingested or camouflaged items will be shown.

Previously, these items could only be detected by highly intrusive,

expensive and time consuming total body searches.

Swallowing capsules containing narcotics is a favourite modus

operandi of drug smugglers, and it is hoped that the installation

of the SOTER RS full body scanner at Bandaranaike Airport will

increase the detection rate of “swallowed drugs” in Colombo, Sri

Lanka.

Customers Officers can operate the SOTER RS without the need

for any formal specialist training, or medical training to recognise

drugs.

SOTER RS is successfully deployed in prisons, in airports,

detention centres, police and customs facilities worldwide

including; Australia, Denmark, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kuwait,

Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, The Netherlands, The United Arab

Emirates, The United States of America, The United Kingdom,

Chile, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

secunet wins PKI tender from

the Norwegian Police

In the future, the Norwegian Police will use a Public Key

Infrastructure (PKI) from secunet. Initially, the system will be

used to check electronic travel documents; at a later point, the

PKI will also take on a central role in the issuing of electronic

passports and electronic residence permits. In an international

tendering procedure, secunet successfully asserted itself

against multi-national competition.

For the Norwegian Police, the PKI will form the fundamental

basis to conduct up-to-date and secure checks of electronic

passports and Electronic Residence Permits (ERP) in the future.

Under the contract secunet will, among other things, deliver

its eID PKI Suite and hardware security modules, configure

and install the complete system and service and maintain it for

many years to come.

“Norway is among the leading nations when it comes to

electronic travel documents and modern border control

systems. We are delighted that the Norwegian Police have

decided on the secunet eID PKI Suite, a flexible solution at the

forefront of technology, for the management of the necessary

certificates,” says Dr. Rainer Baumgart, Chairman of the

Management Board of secunet, commenting on winning the

tender.

The increasing numbers of electronic identity documents

require complex background systems. Public Key

Infrastructure systems are necessary for the creation, use

and management of certificates in order to regulate secure

and authorised access to identity documents. During the

verification process, reading devices and identity documents

make use of certificates which are managed via a PKI.

The project will begin this year with the creation of a National

Public Key Directory (N-PKD) for the management and

provision of basic information for the authentication of

electronic travel documents. The N-PKD forms the national

counterpart to the ICAO PKI (International Civil Aviation

Organisation), which ensures the world-wide interoperability

of electronic passports.

Border Security Matters

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In subsequent phases Country Signing Certificate Authority,

Country Verifying Certification Authority, Document

Verifying Certification Authority and Single Point of Contact

components will be delivered. Together, the building blocks

create a powerful background system for the issuing,

management and checking of eIDs. Additional components

can also be added to the system. Complete implementation of

the project is planned for the end of 2015.

In addition to PKI solutions, secunet offers further components

for border control infrastructures. These include the biometric

middleware secunet biomiddle, the eGate solution secunet

easygate for automated border crossing and client solutions

for the verification of electronic identification documents

at border control posts. secunet border control systems

are already in use in several European countries, including

Germany, Latvia, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic..

Vision-Box successfully deploys

state-of-the-art multibiometric

Automated Border Clearance

eGates at Hamad International

Airport

The new ground-breaking

Hamad International Airport

(HIA) in Qatar was designed

with customer experience

to the fore. The result is a

world-class facility, where

the concept of hospitality

underpins everything.

Unsurprisingly, a seamless,

memorable passenger

journey was also the motto

for the implementation of a

state-of-the-art Border Control process at the Airport. Vision-

Box , leader in Automated Border Control solutions and expert

in Passenger Experience, was contracted by the NDIA Steering

Committee as the partner in charge for the implementation

of one of the largest number of eGates in one single airport in

the world.

The 62 vb i-match eGates are already in use at the HIA,

operated by Vision-Box ’s front-end Border Control

application, the vb inspector , and totally integrated with the

advanced Identity Management Infrastructure of the Ministry

of the Interior of the State of Qatar, ensuring the highest levels

of security and efficiency.

Smoking Out The Smugglers

It took only a few weeks for Smiths Detection’s mobile cargo

scanner to prove its worth to Luxembourg Customs in their

relentless fight against smuggling. Exploiting its advance

“material discrimination” capability, the HCVM T uncovered

a carefully concealed load of 12 million cigarettes in a truck

stopped at a random inspection. The resulting €10M fine

amounted to five times the value of the tax which would have

been levied on the cargo had it been legally bound for the

local and French markets.

The incident highlights why the high-energy X-ray system is

in great demand from customs authorities and governments

around the world, particularly a country like Luxembourg --

small, open-bordered and landlocked in the heart of Europe.

The HCVM T’s non-intrusive but highly effective detection

capabilities not only deter the movement of terrorist threats

– weapons, explosives and so on -- but can also act as a

formidable cash generator for hard-pressed governments.

Aside from the tax raised by deterring excise avoidance on

the likes of tobacco and alcohol, the scanners can quickly pay

for themselves many times over through the hefty fines on

perpetrators caught red-handed.

Until recently, Luxembourg’s Douanes & Accises (Customs

& Excise) relied mainly on traditional low-energy X-ray

scanners installed at the country’s international Findel Airport.

However, these systems are not designed to scan complete

vehicles and their contents or to offer the level of steel

penetration required to view densely packed loads.

As a result, the authorities decided to invest in an HCVM T to

carry out arbitrary roadside checks that could be quickly set up

for a few hours and then moved on. The operational speed

and random nature of the inspections give criminals little

time to share surveillance information and greatly increase

the successful prosecution rate. With a steel penetration of

320mm (12 ½ inches), the system can scan up to 25 trucks per

hour.

The HCVM T, which includes an air-conditioned operator’s

cabin, maximizes inspection efficiency by separating the cab

from the truck platform. The controls are housed in the trailer,

freeing the driver to operate the scanner by remote control

and to join other officials in performing various essential

duties.

Border Security Matters

www.borderpol.org page 39


SITA’s iBorders BorderAutomation ABCGates quickly confirm

that the passenger is the passport holder and is authorized to

enter the country. They use the latest biometric technology

to verify each passenger through a combination of facial

recognition and fingerprints. This process enables eligible

passengers to use self-service facilities, reducing wait times. At

the same time, it allows Customs and Immigration agents to

focus their resources on potential high-risk passengers.

The integrated viZual material discrimination, which

separates organic from inorganic material by colour, can

quickly and accurately pinpoint anomalies between vehicle

contents and the manifest. iCmore automatic threat/

target recognition software highlights specific areas where

a particular threat or target is located. Taken together, these

features greatly improve operator efficiency and cut the need

for manual inspections.

Detection capabilities can be further strengthened by using

additional Smiths Detection systems housed in the mobile

scanner including the RadSeeker handheld radiation

detector, the IONSCAN 500DT trace explosives detector, and

the HazMatID chemical identifier.

Guy Loesch, Head of Security of Douanes & Accises said

“Safeguarding our borders is of upmost importance to us, and

we will only invest in premium products. Our HCVM T vehicle

scanner is the first of its kind in Luxembourg and we operate it

with a great sense of pride; helping us to control illegal trade”.

New Automated Border

Control gates process 3,000

passengers daily

Passengers from the European Union who hold electronic

passports can now use self-service immigration control

technology to accelerate their arrival and departure at Rome’s

Fiumicino-Leonardo de Vinci International Airport. In an

Automated Border

Control gates

(ABCGates) trial

with air transport

IT specialist, SITA,

more than 3,000

passengers a

day are clearing

customs and

immigration at the

airport using the

latest technology.

EU ‘Smart Borders’:

Commission wants easier

access and enhanced security at

its external borders

The EU needs a more modern and efficient management

of traveller flows at its external borders. Today the European

Commission adopted a Communication which sets out the

main options for using new technologies to simplify life

for foreigners frequently travelling to the EU and to better

monitor third-country nationals crossing the borders.

Enabling smooth and fast border crossing for travellers, while

ensuring an adequate level of security, is a challenge for many

Member States. Every year more than 700 million EU citizens

and third country nationals cross the EU’s external borders. This

number is expected to rise significantly in the future. By 20301

the number of people at European airports could increase by

80%, which will result in longer delays and queues for travellers

if border checking procedures are not modernised in time. It

is in the interest of the EU to make it as easy as possible for

tourists and business travellers to come to Europe.

“The Union must continue to modernise the management

of its external borders and ensure that the Schengen area is

better equipped to cope with future challenges”, said Cecilia

Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs. “The ‘Smart

Borders’ initiative would speed up border crossing for regular

travellers but could also help us to better secure our external

borders. We now need to make sure that the most efficient

systems are in place and I am looking forward to discussing

the available options with the European Parliament, the

Council and the European Data Protection Supervisor”.

The Commission will now discuss all the elements with the

European Parliament, the Council and the European Data

Protection Supervisor. It will then present legislative proposals

during the course of next year.

This annoucement is a first response to the European Council

conclusions (24 June 2011) which called for work on “Smart

Borders” to be pushed forward.

It is part of a comprehensive approach to strengthen the

overall governance of the Schengen area, as announced in the

Communication on Migration adopted on 4 May 2011.

Border Security Matters

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News and updates from the Secretariat

It can be reported:

General Secretariat Announces the Launch of ‘Broken Borders program’

The Broken Borders Program is being launched in response to security and

migration management systems that are being stressed globally by unprecedented

unauthorized movements of migrants and increasingly credible threats by

terrorist organizations worldwide reported by government intelligence services.

The issue of failing border programs is reaching worrisome levels as funding and

operations carried out by officials at border checkpoints in the western world are

systematically reduced in favor of automated processes and self-serve technologies.

At the same time policy makers are expanding and downloading compliance and

control programs to post border authorities such as local police and social service

organizations many of which are unprepared to deal with the issues. BORDERPOL

has launched a new program via social media #brokenborders that will monitor and

report on border programs that appear to be failing to meet the purposes for which

they were created.

The long anticipated internal review of membership and program upgrades was

delivered to the Chairman by Mr. Louis-Lyonel Voiron, BORDERPOL’s Director of

Foundation Liaison and Strategic Development.

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Recommendations include the upgrading of BORDERPOL’s Governance system.

Among the most important addition to the organization would be the establishment

of an independent International Advisory Board. The IAB would be composed of

undisputed policy-makers and senior executives having completed distinguished

carriers in the fields of border security and migration management and more broadly

security management and public policy. IAB would provide strategic and contribute

senior relationships for our activities and programs.

Deepening our relationships with our stakeholders is a priority of BORDERPOL. An

interagency liaison group composed of border security and migration management

leaders would in conjunction with the IAB would oversee enhanced cooperation and

consultation amongst the border security community.

A Scientific Committee with senior figures from the world of education and research

in border security and migration management would seek to set the standards, to

offer pre-qualifications and to deliver accreditations for education and training in the

fields of border security and migration management.

A Data Management Steering Group would be looking at the development of

products and services for use exclusively by select members on international border

management community.

Specific program elements of the recommendations are being considered by the

Management Board and those approved will be announced at the AGM in Budapest

in December.

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Analytical reports will be shared with members of BORDERPOL. Synopsis versions

of these reports will be posted on the official BORDERPOL webpage and at the

BORDERPOL Facebook page. Please pass this information along to your contacts who

are involved in border security traveler and migration management.

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3 rd World BORDERPOL Congress

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Kempinski Corvinus Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Online Registration Open - Register your place today

Register your place at the World BORDERPOL Congress today and ensure

your presence at the largest annual gathering of border agencies and

agencies at the border.

Are you interested in attending the World BORDERPOL Congress?

The 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress registration is now open and will see the

annual gathering of the worlds border protection

and management agencies, practitioners and policymakers.

See page 14 to 33 for full details of the Congress

programme .

Visit www.world-borderpol-congress.com for further

details and to register online.

Neil Walker, Events Director, BORDERPOL

Email: neil.walker@borderpol.org

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3 rd World BORDERPOL Congress

9 th -11 th December 2014

Budapest, Hungary

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Connecting and Protecting

Register today and book your place at the largest annual

gathering of border agencies and agencies at the borders

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional

transnational platform where the border protection, management and

security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to

discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s

own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.

Hosted by Ministry of Interior and Hungarian National Police

The 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress is being hosted by the Ministry

of Interior and Hungarian National Police who invite you to join

BORDERPOL and the international border agencies, agencies at the

borders, policy-makers and practitioners in Budapest in December

2014 for the annual gathering of border and migration management

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