The OSCE Border Management Staff College is the first international centre for specialist training of senior border officials. Located in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, the College is in the heart of Central Asia, a region which deals with a wide variety of border security challenges.
The guiding philosophy of the OSCE Border Management Staff College is creating open but secure borders. By bringing together knowledge and experience from the 57 participating States of the OSCE, the College provides specialised training for senior management of border security agencies. Utilising the OSCE network to disseminate knowledge and experience, it offers opportunities for in-depth analysis of international standards in border management, and exchange of the latest techniques and best practices. It is also a nucleus for co-operation and information exchange among border professionals.
The College was inaugurated on 27 May 2009 following almost two years of planning by the participants of the OSCE-Tajikistan Task Force which meets in Dushanbe. Financial support for the College has been provided by: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.