Increasing Border Surveillance Capacity of Borders between Turkey and Greece Project

About the Project

Project aims to respond to the needs in the field of border management via assessing the institutional capacity needs of Land Forces Command to adopt tools for modern border surveillance including but not limited to high technology systems and developing a training model and curriculum in line with international law and practices; and training of 500 professional staff  of Land Forces Command on the procedural requirements of dealing with irregular movements at the border regions as well as fundamental rights on migrants and international protection and combating human trafficking.

Overall and Specific Objectives

The overall objective of the Project is to support border security and surveillance through increasing individual and institutional capacity of relevant border guards.

The specific objective of the project is to contribute to the prevention of irregular migration, human trafficking, cross-border crimes, and smuggling and to ensure further development and implementation of border management and standards in line with EU’s IBM policies and strategies.

Components of the Project

Component A – Institutional Capacity Building: aims to enhance institutional capacity of Land Forces Command, which will be equipped with certain training tools for modern border surveillance in line with international standards and European practices. Activities under this component are;

1. Establish a technical working group (TWG) on assessment of the institutional capacity needs of Land Forces Command on modern border surveillance training tools.

2. Review and comparison of the modern training tools of border surveillance in line with EU standards including 4 study visits to selected EU member states.

3. Assess the institutional capacity needs of Land Forces Command to adopt modern training tools for border surveillance including but not limited to high technology systems.

4. Assess the feasibility of adoption of the selected tool(s) for modern training systems in local context.

Component B – Individual Capacity Building: aims to build the individual capacity of the professional staff on the procedural requirement of dealing with irregular movement at the border regions through development and delivery of tailor made training modules. Activities under this component are;

1. Establish an expert group on scope and strategy (EGSS) for the development of the tailor-made training modules including the training scope, strategies and materials.

2. Assess the training gaps and needs of the border guards on procedural requirements for irregular movements and related international standards and develop the training strategy in line with the findings.

3. Develop the basic and advanced tailor-made training materials and deliver trainings for 500 professional staff of Land Forces.

4. Deliver advanced trainings to the expert group on IBM, which is composed of 100 selected professional staff on practice implementations of procedural requirements of border surveillance and control, rights of migrants and combatting human trafficking.



Project start date:

December 2016

Estimated end date:

February 2019

Focus area:

  • basic services
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Turkey

    Implementing partner:

    GOVT as Executing and Implemen

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $14,038

    2018 $1,042,349

    2017 $47,896

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