• Criminality at sea

    Speaker: Rear Admiral Peter Brown - Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, United States Coast Guard

    This presentation will cover different types of cross-border crime at sea. From human smuggling to smuggling of weapons, drugs, piracy and terrorism. What are the newest trends in cross border crime at sea? What are the main threats and do they need to be monitored.

  • Law enforcement at sea - challenges and opportunities

    Speaker: Judite Couto - Head of Intelligence Division, Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority

    This speaker will explore challenges facing different law enforcement actors at sea and the need for cooperation. How military and coast guard could work together? How Frontex and customs could benefit from each other's expertise and resources? The speaker will explain why law enforcement authorities operating in the maritime domain (coast guard, customs, police, etc.) need to work together to tackle different types of criminal activities. In this context the speaker will introduce the role of Frontex in implementing coast guard functions.

  • Maritime Surveillance - presentation of MAS

    Speaker: Disma Malgarini - Acting Head of Command and Control Centre, Frontex

    This presentation will explore MAS contribution to the implementation of coast guard function. This presentation will present the concept of pre-frontier monitoring. It will highlight the fact that thanks to MAS Frontex was able to spot criminal activities and emerging threats.

  • Security threats at the borders and how to prevent a crisis

    Speaker: Klaus Rösler - Director of Situational Awareness and Monitoring Division, Frontex

    The speaker will explore different security threats that might affect the Schengen area and talk about the counter measures that need to be taken.

  • How can we tackle security threats?

    Speaker: Robert Črepinko - Head of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre, Europol

    The speaker will speak about agencies' role in ensuring security and new area of cooperation, in particular cooperation between Frontex and Europol. Crime Information Cells will be given as one of the examples.

  • Providing security - a human dimension

    Speaker: Salvatore Lo Bue - Associate Professor, Royal Military Academy of Belgium.

    The speaker will talk about mental health aspects of border control. How those whose job is to ensure our security - border guards, coast guard - are affected by their jobs. The issue of mental health of troops has been discussed in the military community for some time but European border and coast guard officers who often experience traumatic situations in their daily work often do not have access to professional help they need.

  • 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and administrative information
  • 09:10 - 09:55 Opening addresses
  • 09:55 - 10:00 Introduction of speakers
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Speeches by guests
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Speeches by guests
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 - 14:10 Final administrative information
  • 14:10 - 14:25 Summary and closing speech
  • 14:40 - 16:00 Transportation to the port of Gdynia, boarding of catamarans, family photo
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Transportation on board of catamarans to the Maritime Exercise area /or/ transportation to the Emigration Museum in Gdynia
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Maritime Exercise /or/ Emigration Museum
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Transportation on board of catamarans to Sopot pier, disembarkation /or/ Transportation from the Emigration Museum to Sopot
  • 19:15 - 20:00 Break
  • 20:00 EBCG Day dinner and Photo Competition award ceremony