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ICMPD provides 500 sets of cutting-edge mobile radio stations to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

18 October 2023


On 13 October 2023, the EU-funded EU4IBM-Resilience project officially handed over 500 sets of mobile radio stations with accessories to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), worth over half a million euros. The enhancement of technical capacities of the Ukrainian border management services is one of the project's key initiatives financed by the European Union.

The deployment of 500 radio stations will enhance connectivity and communication between border guard units, enabling swift coordination and response to any potential threats or emergencies along the green border and at the border crossing points.

The donation comes in the aftermath of a needs assessment carried out by the project’s technical experts who worked on technical specifications for the radio stations with special attention to their compatibility with the existing SBGS communication architecture but also with the intention to propose a product based on leading-edge technology. Potential security vulnerabilities associated with the use of such equipment were also taken into account.

This assistance represents one of the long-term tangible results of the work on Business Process Analysis and Reengineering (BPAR) conducted under the EU4IBM initiative. The BPAR methodology helps both simplify the processes and find solutions to enhance their technical side. In total, 25 business processes were analysed, and recommendations for their improvement were formulated in 2020-2021 jointly with the Ukrainian Border Guards and Customs Services. Most of these recommendations remain valid during wartime, and therefore their implementation supports the resilience efforts of the Ukrainian border management agencies as much as the overall development of the Integrated Border Management in Ukraine.