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RTA hosts international scientific and practical conference “Border Security and Management”

Wednesday, 23. May
From 15 to 16 May 2018, State Border Guard College in cooperation with Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) organized the 7th international scientific and practical conference “Border Security and Management”. The aim of the conference was to identify the results of recent studies and consolidate best practices in developing and implementing innovative solutions in the border security and management areas.

The conference focused on the latest findings of research and best practices in border security and management with emphasis on the challenges of immigration, integrated border management, the importance of cooperation in the field of border security and management, the importance of information technologies in border security, border guards` education improvement opportunities, as well as ethical and psychological aspects in border management.

The conference was attended by foreign and Latvian cooperation partners of the State Border Guard College: border guard educational institutions from Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, and Finland, representatives of Riga Technical University, State Police College, and Fire Safety and Civil Protection College, as well as authorities of educational institutions from Moldova, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Kirgizstan. For the first time, Viktorija Pokule, manager of the FRONTEX Agency project “European Joint Masters in Strategic Border Management”, took part in the conference.

During the panel discussions, national representatives shared their experience and expressed views about today`s challenges of professional training of EU border guards, the role of information technologies and cooperation in modern border security and management.

Research results will be compiled and published in the journal of internal security and civil defense “Border Security and Management”, as well as in internationally recognized scientific databases.

Organizers of the conference thank the administration of RTA for the cooperation and support in organizing the conference.


Daiga Kupcāne

Head of the Education Coordinating Department

State Border Guard College


Photos by Artis Vītols

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