Safe and Inclusive Border between Slovakia and Ukraine

Project facts

Project promoter:
Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic(SK)
Project Number:
SK-GOVERNANCE-0007
Status:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
€894,227
Donor Project Partners:
ÅPENHET AS(NO)
Other Project Partners
Centre for Strategic Partnership(UA)
Chop Border Detachment
Western Regional Directorate
State Border Guard Service of UA(UA)
Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association(SK)

Description

The overall aim of the  project is, firstly, to facilitate sharing of the best practices between the border police and customs services of Slovakia and Ukraine as well as to explore prospects for the deepening of the integrated border management; secondly, to increase public awareness and understanding of the work of border services in the bordering regions and municipalities of Slovakia and Ukraine; lastly, to transfer the knowledge of the impact of the border on socio-economic development of border regions as well as opportunities for cross-border cooperation between local and regional policy and decision-makers on both sides of the border. The SIBSU project will improve public understanding of the work of the border services as well as it will facilitate the dialogue between border services and municipalities, including wider civil societies, on both sides of the border. And finally, it will include education activities in the field of cross-border cooperation on the level of local actors, making the Slovak – Ukrainian border not only safe, but also inclusive and cooperative, which is friendly and open to cross-border cooperation. Sharing the best practices between the University of Prešov and the Uzhgorod National University in the field of preparing experts on cross-border cooperation will be an important long-term investment into the human capacity building of the public, business and NGO actors in the Slovak-Ukrainian border regions in the field of cross-border cooperation.

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