BODEGA End-users Workshop 3

On 18 & 19 January 2017, CEIS organised a workshop entitled “Digital Transformation in Border Control – The Impact on Border Guards’ Work and Training” within Atos premises in Madrid.

This event was held in the framework of the BODEGA project -

18 European Border Management practitioners stemming from national authorities of 7 different Member States attended this event. Frontex - the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, the United States Department of Homeland Security and the World Customs Organisation were represented as well.

On this occasion CEIS, VTT and UIC presented some of the results of the research conducted within the BODEGA project and representatives from Frontex, the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Royal Netherlands Maréchaussée presented their views on the impact of Digital Transformation within their respective organisations.

Each presentation led to thorough exchanges with the audience and allowed the BODEGA team for gathering valuable inputs to inform the next steps of the research.

Also, two technology demonstrations were organised during this event. On the first day Atos presented a mobile device compatible with the upcoming EU Stronger and Smarter Border legislation and on the second day Thales demonstrated a mobile device made for the enrollment of biometrics data.

This event was organised by CEIS in the framework of the European H2020 Security project BODEGA - “BorDErGuArd – Proactive Enhancement of Human Performance in Border Control”. The objective of BODEGA is to assess the impact of the current European legislative procedure and technological developments on the work of border control practitioners. The outcomes of the project aim at taking into account human factor aspects in relation to border control and thus improving the efficiency of the process without creating negative side effects for border control agents and managers, and for travellers.

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