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HUMANITARIAN AID

At the beginning of December, humanitarian aid was delivered to our Ukrainian partner in the SIBSU project - the Regional Directorate of the State Border Service of Ukraine in Chop. Humanitarian aid was provided by the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, the Office of the Border and Foreign Police, the Regional Risk Analysis Center, Uzhhorod and Apenhet.

Aid in the form of sleeping bags and winter boots was provided based on the specific request of the Ukrainian partner.

We would like to to thank the civic association Podaj ďalej Prešov, which helped with the successful delivery.

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DISCUSSION:
BORDER AND ITS INFLUENCE ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

On November 9, a discussion was held at the Uzhgorod National University on the subject of the Border and its impact

on socio-economic development.

The purpose of the discussion was the presentation and exchange of Slovak and Ukrainian experience with border management, the exchange of experience with teaching the border-related subject "Border Studies" and subjects related

to cross-border cooperation at the University of Prešov, which is the first in Slovakia where Border Studies are accredited, 

as well as a discussion of various aspects of the impact of the border on the life and economy of the border regions.

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LANGUAGE CRASH COURSES

Between October 3 and October 7 we held the second series
of quick language courses in Slovak and Ukrainian language

On the first day, the courses were opened by all partners of the SIBSU project
whit a short introduction and welcome speech. 

STUDY TRIPS

Between September 26 and October 7, a group of eight civil servants from Ukraine came to Slovakia to take part in a series of meetings with leading representatives and experts from the Slovak institutions in the field of border and customs services and management.

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MIDTERM WORKSHOP

On September 27, a midterm workshop of the project SIBSU - Safe and inclusive border between Slovakia and Ukraine was held as part of the Days of Ukraine event at Kulturpark, Košice.

 

In addition to the presentation of the activities and the state of their implementation, we discussed with the representatives of the Ukrainian and Slovak border regions the concrete analytical outputs of the project and the plans of the implementers for the future.

 

The project was presented by representatives of the Bureau of the Border and Foreign Police, SFPA, RRAC, as well as the Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic.

Slovak-Ukraine
security forum 
[DAYS OF UKRAINE 2022]

MANUALS

As part of SIBSU project activity no. 1, the first four manuals regarding the best practices of representatives of the Slovak and Ukrainian border police and the customs administration were published. The publications cover topics related to the use of technologies in the process of customs control, current trends in detection of illegal import and export of cash, human trafficking and current trends in the training of service dogs of the financial administration to detect the illegal import of goods.

Manuals in both Slovak and Ukrainian language can be found in the PUBLICATIONS section.

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Alexander Duleba from the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) points out that the Slovak-Ukrainian border has a huge untapped potential for joint projects that could bring a new quality of life to people on both sides of the border.

 

The war in Ukraine, of course, changed all plans, but the space for the development of close cross-border cooperation is still there. Slovak municipalities could develop a number of useful projects with Ukrainian regions in the field of public transport, tourism, education, business and other sectors.

 

You will find out in the attached video interview why such cooperation does not work today, and how it is with the current level of corruption in Ukraine, which is an obstacle to the development of economic relations.

The interview took place within the project Safe and Inclusive Border SK-UA (SIBSU). The project is implemented by the Border and Alien Police Office in cooperation with the Border Service of Ukraine, SFPA, the Uzhhorod Regional Risk Analysis Center and the Norwegian partner Apenhet (transparency).

In recent years, Ukraine adopted a number of reforms that brought it closer to EU standards in the areas of democracy, rule of law, economy and trade. However, it is still a country where higher mistrust of banks and concerns about exchange rate risk persisted. 'That's why many people kept a lot of money in cash even if it was completely legal,' explains Andrej Leontiev, an advocate from Taylor Wessing Slovakia.

 

How is the origin of money proven at a time when war is raging in Ukraine? And why is cash in the suitcase for many Ukrainians literally a necessity for survival in Slovakia? You can find out in the attached video interview.

The interview took place within the project Safe and Inclusive Border SK-UA (SIBSU). The project is implemented by the Border and Alien Police Office in cooperation with the Border Service of Ukraine, SFPA, the Uzhhorod Regional Risk Analysis Center and the Norwegian partner Apenhet (transparency).

Robert Gucký, director of the Border Police Office, explains in an interview that although the war in Ukraine is not over, the flow of migration is already beginning to turn: 'We have days when more people leave Slovakia back to Ukraine as vice versa.' About two thousand refugees from Ukraine come to Slovakia every day.

You will find out in the attached video interview how the Slovak-Ukrainian border is technically secured and how the number of illegal migrants entering Slovakia via Ukraine has changed.

The interview took place within the project Safe and Inclusive Border SK-UA (SIBSU). The project is implemented by the Border and Alien Police Office in cooperation with the Border Service of Ukraine, SFPA, the Uzhhorod Regional Risk Analysis Center and the Norwegian partner Apenhet (transparency).

LANGUAGE CRASH COURSES

On 4th of October, we commenced the first in-person activity - "Language courses"; where our participants would improve their Slovak and Ukrainian language skills during the whole week. 

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introducing our most recent partner joining our project

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REGIONAL RISKS ANALYTICS CENTER

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