Since 2002, qualification development courses “Schengen Activity on Border Guard and Frontier Control“ has been conducted by Visaginas Border Guard School. In 2005, the new qualification development programme “EU/Schengen Acquis Requirements for Border Guard“ (duration – 24 hours) has been drafted; it was the basis for officers working at the headquarters of administration of the SBGS and the BCPs. The Schengen Acquis is translated into Lithuanian and recorded in CD-ROMs, also it is available at the internal network of the SBGS.
Furthermore, in 1999–2005, the SBGS was granted with the extensive financing in the sphere of introducing of the Schengen acquis and its practical appliance during the Twins Projects assigned as well as in the framework of bilateral cooperation. Instructors from Finland, Sweden, Germany, England and Spain have conducted the special training courses on Schengen related issues.