From 18 to 22 May, 2015 the lecturers of Foreigners’ Affairs Department of the Border Guard Centre for Specialised Training in Luban carried out the first edition of advanced course “EU law related to the functioning of the Schengen area and the Common European Asylum System, as well as their usage taking into account the authorities of the Head of the Office for Foreigners, provincial governors and the Border Guard“. The training was directed at officers and employees of the Border Guard that conduct the duties related to immigration laws and international protection. The course’s content included such items as: the rules of functioning of the European Union and EU laws, Schengen regulations in relation to legal systems of European Union and associated countries. Furthermore the participants discussed also the issues of free movement and stay on the territory of Member states, UE policy related to border control, EU visa policy, EU asylum policy , EU immigration policy and UE policy on combating irregular migration. The training was supported by the representatives of Jagiellonian University who conducted lectures on the functioning of EU and its legal system, the employees of the Office for Foreigners delivering lectures on refugee proceedings conducted towards foreigners and the representatives of Lower Silesian Regional Government Office who informed about stay permits issued to foreigners in Poland.
The participants of the course were the officers from various Border Guard Regional Units, and the representatives of the Office for Foreigners and Regional Government Offices.
The training was co-financed in the frames of Norway Grants project No. 26/ NMF PL 15/14.