This event marked the closing of the two component of the project “Strengthening the capacities of Romanian Gendarmerie” and pursued to discussing the management of operations of public safety and public order during public/ social demonstrations and sporting events. In the opening of the event the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mr. Paul Zai, Councillor of the State Secretary and Col. dr. eng. Ion Peligrad, deputy of the general inspector of the Romanian Gendarmerie welcomed the participants. The workshop was attended by nearly 50 officers from all units of the Romanian Gendarmerie as well as experts in the field from Switzerland and Portugal, who exposed cases and presented their experience, facilitating as such the transferring of the know-how and the innovation across. The experts from Switzerland who participated to the workshop were Capitan Christophe Bobillier from the Police of Geneva, Major Simon Spoerri from the Police of Basel and Prof. Olivier Fillieule and dr. Pascal Viot from the University in Lausanne.
“Strengthening the capacities of Romanian Gendarmerie” project has three main components. The objective of the first two components of the project has already been achieved: one concerning public security in tourist areas of the mountains ended this year in February and the one related to the maintenance of public order at major international events ( crowd control)concludes with the mentioned workshop. The objective of the third component, to be implemented also by the Romanian Gendarmerie, will focus on the strengthening of the capacity in (coordinated) Air-Rescue Operations in mountain areas.