A ‘Workshop on experience sharing related to rulings on providing foreigners with protection (according to Geneva and Rome Conventions)’ has been carried out inside the Border Guard Centre for Specialised Training in Luban from 30 March to 01 April 2016. The participants of the course were the border guards from almost every BG Regional Unit and the representatives of the Office for Foreigners. This was yet another edition of the workshop, this time devoted to Indian Subcontinent countries. The main goal of the workshop was to familiarise the participants with present situation and roots of conflicts in selected countries of Indian Subcontinent, as well as provide information on ways of recognising foreigners coming from these regions. During the workshop, the lecturers of Foreigners’ Affairs Department of the BG Centre for Specialised Training and the expert – PhD. Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz – Fraś from Near and Far East Institute of Jagiellonian University familiarised students with the Indian Subcontinent, presented the contemporary situation in the region and characterised social divisions present inside Indian Subcontinent. One of the main aims of the lecture was to indicate the characteristic features that may help in recognising people from these areas, related to religion, culture, dress code and habits. Further into to workshop, the expert described also the main sources of conflict in the region – taking into account the terrorist groups active inside the territory, as well as causes and the scope of migration movements of the inhabitants of Indian Subcontinent.
The meeting was co-financed in the frames of Norwegian Financial Mechanism (Project No. 26/NMF PL 15/14 ‘Enhancing competence and qualifications of public administration within the scope of migration and asylum with special attention paid to preventing irregular migration’).