Lot 1: Studies and Technical assistance in all sectors
The Study Report fulfils the requirements of the Terms of Reference (TOR) to provide a description and in depth analysis of current border control practices at Border Crossing Points (BCPs) between the Schengen Area (EU Member States and Norway) and both Russia and Belarus (as members of the Customs Union – CU – with Kazakhstan).
The Report also analyses procedures for communicating and coordinating between agencies on both sides of the border and makes recommendations for further development of these communications and resulting operational procedures. The Report examines and assesses the logistical procedures applied at both road and rail crossing points, and for both passengers and freight. Finally, the Report proposes a list of BCPs which especially require improvements in BCP management.