From 12 to 13 June, the Mission hosted a regional workshop for South-East Europe Police and Customs Cooperation Centers (PCCCs) in Strumica. Border police officers, co-ordinators working in the PCCCs and other relevant stakeholders from the region attended the event.
Experts from OSCE’s Border Security and Management Unit (BSMU), FRONTEX, the German Federal Police and Slovenian Police provided advice on effective working practices, legal mechanisms and problem-solving in the exchange of real-time data as well as the latest developments in the European-wide PCCC network.
The Mission and the Secretariat provide support to PCCCs as an effective mechanism to foster inter-agency, regional and European-wide co-operation in line with the Integrated Border Management concept. It allows border police and customs services from each side to work together at the same location to counter the threat of terrorism and transnational organized crime, thereby enhancing border security through real-time information exchange.
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