On July 15 2020, the first session of a training module entitled "The Schengen Rules" took place. Given the current Covid-19 pandemic situation and the resulting safety regulations, the Prometheus Project team adapted and delivered the course online via videoconference.
Ten Georgian border police officers, from Tbilisi and Kutaisi airport units, attended the course for three hours. The course was followed by a 30-minute test, successfully passed by all participants. A representative of the International Relations Department of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs opened and concluded the training.
This training’s aim is to enable the Georgian border police officers to better understand the principles and the practical functioning of Schengen.
The course was given in French by Sylviane Casanova, the project manager, and translated into Georgian by an interpreter while a slideshow was being projected.
The Georgian trainees were very attentive and responsive, they didn’t hesitate to ask many questions.
The next session is scheduled for July 22. Thereafter, two sessions per week will take place during summertime.