During March 2014, the Presence in Albania successfully completed language training for the Albanian border police officers of the Shkoder Regional Border and Migration Directorate.
The language deficiencies of the joint patrol police officers were identified during regular regional cross-border meetings organized and facilitated by the Presence in Albania and the OSCE Mission to Montenegro. These findings enabled the Presence in Albania to respond to the request of the Border and Migration Directorate to facilitate a language course.
Some 22 police officers involved in joint patrolling with their Montenegrin counterparts benefited from the course which started in April 2012.
The knowledge obtained will facilitate communication between the personnel of the two border police agencies and therefore assist in the fight against trans-border crime, while simultaneously supporting the consolidation of best practices and international standards.