Today Frontex launched the Mid-level Management Course (MLC) for border guards at the Croatian Police Academy in Zagreb. Participants include 17 officers with mid-level managerial experience coming from 13 EU Member States.
The aim of the training is to improve participants’ leadership skills, provide them with practical knowledge of fundamental rights in operational activities, as well as to expand their knowledge of border management in the European context. It will also allow for sharing of expertise between the participants.
The training, divided into four modules, will take place in 5 European countries, namely Italy, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Spain over the course of six months.
Last year, 15 participants from EU Member States and Iceland successfully completed the course. The training was developed in line with the Sectoral Qualification Framework (SQF) and Bologna and Copenhagen principles.
In order to harmonise border guard education, Frontex develops common training standards for border authorities of EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries. This allows for the development of equally high border control standards across EU’s external borders.