24-28 April 2017
Under the EU funded More for More project IOM delivered 10 VSC40HD/FS units to the Patrol Police of Georgia in December 2016. The units are manufactured by Foster & Freeman in the United Kingdom specifically for secondary level document examination and have been installed at 10 Georgian border checkpoints: at the three international airports in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi, Larsi border with the Russian Federation, Sadakhlo border with Armenia, Red Bridge, Lagodekhi and Vakhtangisi borders with Azerbaijan and Sarpi and Kartsakhi borders with Turkey.
In December there was training by the manufacturer of the equipment and this was followed-up from 24-28 April 2017 at Tbilisi International Airport by end-user training by Gunta Laganovska from the Latvia Border Guard’s Document Expertise Centre. In total 14 Patrol Police Officers from a variety of border checkpoints received training to significantly enhance their understanding of how to maximize the potential of the equipment.