Epidemiological Filter

Progetto concluso

The project will consistently strengthen the capacity of the border guards in Biala Podlaska to ensure the EU border protection. The construction of the Medical Check Centre in Biala Podlaska will mitigate the epidemiological risk coming from the increased number of migrants crossing the eastern border of Poland.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Rafforzare la sicurezza pubblica
Sicurezza dei confini
01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016
CHF  1’955’000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


The eastern border is for Poland the most important borderline to be secured. An increased epidemiological threat coming from migrants crossing the eastern border has been monitored and can impact on EU security as well. The sole epidemiological facility today is located close to Warsaw, far from the eastern borderline. The migrants have to travel there with their means. This can take two days and, in case the person is affected by transmissible diseases (i.e tuberculosis, etc.), can constitute a big potential threat for the public health.


The project aim at strengthening the capacity of the border guards in Terespol to ensure the EU border protection. Migrants will benefit from:

  • Complete medical check
  • Psychological support
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical advisory services

Thank to this support to new coming migrants, the epidemiological risk will be consistently mitigated.



Gruppi target

Border guards corps at the border check point in Terespol

  • The Office of Foreigners will be responsible to execute the project in close collaboration with the Central Clinical Hospital and the Border Guards.
  • A tender for a general contractor according to the Polish legislation shall be organised.
  • The Office for Foreigners will appoint a supervisor specifically for the project in order to keep on track the planning and the construction works.



Risultati raggiunti:  

  • Construction and endowment of a Medical Check Center close tot he eastern border
  • Providing preliminary clinic, epdidemiological and sanitary health verification of people crossing the border^
  • 14 qualified people employed
  • 3 study visits in cooperation with the Swiss State Secretary for Migration (SEM)

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Contributo svizzero all'allargamento dell'UE
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Instituzione statale straniera
  • National State Institute North

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    1’955’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    1’717’501
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)