IOM Minsk Legal Seminar Announcement, July 29-30, 2008

Seminar “Biometric applications in passports – international standards and best practices” will be held by the Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Republic of Belarus in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) of the Republic of Belarus on July 29 – 30, 2008.  

Seminar “Biometric applications in passports – international standards and best practices” will be held by the Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Republic of Belarus in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) of the Republic of Belarus on July 29 – 30, 2008.  

The seminar is organized within the joint EC/IOM/MOI project “Strengthening migration management in the Republic of Belarus (MIGRABEL)” and will target representatives of state institutions, specializing in the sphere of legislation and information technologies.

During the seminar the participants will study and analyze international standards and world experience in the area of biometric applications in passports and travel documents, familiarize themselves with the preliminary results of the IOM experts’ researches of the relevant legislation and technical infrastructure of the Republic of Belarus, discuss recommendations on how to improve the legal and technical base.

The event will take place at the International Training Centerof the Academy of the MOI of the Republic of Belarus.

 For further information, as well as for mass media representatives’ accreditation for the seminar, please refer to IOM Minsk Office. Contact person: Pavel Kholod, telephone: + 375 17 284 40 82.

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Reference information:  The MIGRABEL project (2007 – 2009) is financed by the European Commission and is implemented by IOM Minsk Office in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Belarus. The project aims to examine possibilities of introducing electronic passports with biometric identifiers in the Republic of Belarus. The key components of the project are conducting researches of relevant Belarusian legislation and technical infrastructure and developing corresponding recommendations, as well as studying best practices of the leading European countries in this area.