The diploma course is an example of the exchanges of knowledge and cooperation that take place within the framework of the programme.
EUROFRONT has presented the High Level Diploma on Integrated Border Management, in a joint initiative with the University of Salamanca (Spain) and the University of São Paulo (Brazil). The official ceremony took place at the University of São Paulo (USP), in the presence of the Director of the Institute of International Relations of the USP, Pedro Bohomoletz de Abreu Dallari, and the remote participation of the EU Ambassador to Brazil, Ignacio Ybañez.
In the words of the EU Ambassador, “this course will allow to analyse from a strategic point of view the problems faced by border security, promoting adequate policies to deal with such challenges”. The Director of Component 1 of EUROFRONT, José Antonio Cambronero, has highlighted the milestone that the incorporation of the concept of “Integrated Border Management” into an official qualification of a partner country represents for the programme.
The course content addresses the European experience and provides tools for its adaptation to the Latin American regional context. This exchange of knowledge will also be shared with the other EUROFRONT partner countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. This will contribute to the creation of a regional culture that supports dialogue and institutional coordination between countries in favour of development, respect for human mobility, the guarantee of security and the protection of human rights.
The diploma is aimed at representatives of institutions linked to border management who are involved in strategic and operational decision-making processes, at a high institutional or technical level. It aims to strengthen students’ border management skills, training them to design and implement a comprehensive border strategy that favours the security and development of the Latin American region.
The course is taught by university lecturers and specialised security agents with extensive professional experience in border management, from both Europe and Latin America. The course is completely virtual and lasts 120 hours, so that students can combine it with their work.
The High-Level Diploma on Integrated Border Management is a great example of the knowledge exchanges and regional cooperation that is being carried out in the framework of this Programme, with the aim of developing the capacities of the agents for the improvement of security and economic and social development in Latin America.