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Improvement of Ukraine – Poland border surveillance system (Central segment)





Project type

Regular project






4.2 Improvement of border management operations, customs and visas procedures.




Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)


Lviv Border Guard Detachment of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Nadbużański Border Guard Regional Unit of the Republic of Poland (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Bieszczadzki Border Guard Regional Unit of the Republic of Poland (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Polish Border Guard Headquarters (Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Poland)

TOTAL BUDGET 2 435 921.90 € ENI CO-FUNDING 2 192 329.71 €
DURATION 36 months 06.11.2018 - 05.11.2021

Project description

The eastern part of Poland, being the external border of the European Union, suffers the attempts of various forms of illegal border crimes. Main types of illegal activity at the Polish-Ukrainian border are smuggling of goods and suspect migration. The Border Protection Units need to face the new methods of smugglers using modern technical means, such as small aircraft, which are flying at low altitudes (up to 1.5 km). A possible way of solving the problem is the usage of modern monitoring equipment.

The IBSSCenter project, together with two other projects implemented by the same beneficiary (IBSSSouth and IBSSNorth) is going to strengthen the protection of the Polish-Ukrainian border using a new, high-quality thermographic monitoring system. The project is addressed to central and southern Poland (Lubelskie and Podkarpackie Voivodeship), and the central-western part of Ukraine (Lviv Oblast) and together with other 'IBSS' projects will secure the whole length of the Polish-Ukrainian border. Within the project, the Nadbużański Border Guard Regional Unit will purchase 8 thermal cameras and 38 portable radiotelephones. Bieszczadzki Border Guard Regional Unit will buy an optical-electronic surveillance system, perimeter protection system and 3 thermal cameras. Lviv Border Guard Detachment will be supplied with 8 patrol vehicles, 3 mobile thermal vision complexes and 126 radio stations.

The IBSSCenter project preventing border crimes will have a positive impact on the local inhabitants' way of living, and in the consequence, it will contribute to the economic growth of this region (trade, production, services, etc.). In addition, reducing criminal activity will bring new chances for the small regional business development, which will foster, cross-border trade. Thanks to the close cooperation between the partners the project will help to create equal resources and opportunities for border guards on both sides of the Polish-Ukrainian border.


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