New premises

As from the 1st of January 2018, IDcentre is operating from a new location.

We are now located in the dynamic surroundings of Eindhoven Airport with several chain partners nearby.

In our new location we have concentrated all our training facilities on one ground floor and have expanded our training capacity as well. Our brand new interior is equipped with state of the art didactical tools.


Course for specialists on identity expertise

After completing the development stage and in line with the Sectorial Qualification Framework, conducted by Frontex, In November 2017, the first course for specialists on identity expertise was piloted.

The new course is developed to complete the pyramid competence development structure.

However, the methodology and concept used in this course has a focus on a guided competence development meaning the participants are asked to reflect by means of writing an endpaper covering a topic related to the individual the line of work.

Participants were selected by accessing the advanced tool used in the “Training on Advanced skills for the detection of falsified documents”.

Participants from 16 member states were invited to pilot the “course for specialists on identity expertise” and were asked to evaluate the course in an objective and critical way in order to enhance the setup and content.


Training for International Liaison officers IND

In 2018, IDcentre will be training a number of international liaison officers operating in several countries all over the world. The training is focussing on authentication of identity- and travel documents.



Training on advanced skills for detection of falsified documents

On behalf of Frontex, IDcentre as partnership academy together with The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, will organize and execute 5 times a “Training on advanced skills for detection of falsified documents” for border guards.

The extra efforts are due to the intensified need of member states to speed up the capacity building and competence development process.


Training for specialists on identity expertise

As mentioned, the first: Despite the fact the official report has not been published yet, the overall evaluation and feedback from participants as well from the teachers provided Frontex with the motivation to start a second edition of a “Training for specialists on identity expertise”.

Because of the pilot character of the first edition, all findings, remarks, suggestions and feedback will be evaluated and used to update and fine-tune the second edition.

IDcentre likes to express her gratitude to all evaluators and of course all participants who made it possible to enhance the curriculum and content.

Frontex, being the formal stakeholder, will set the parameters and timeframe for the second edition. Feel free to contact us for further information.



In April, IDcentre will take part of the annual training seminar organized by CEPOL.

In the schedule and timeframe CEPOL has released, IDcentre will offer her services for 1 day during the seminar.

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In the final stage of the IBM project in Lebanon, together with The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, IDcentre will participate in the last training sessions regarding document verification and authentication.

During the project, IDcentre has trained more than 120 immigration officers in Lebanon.


In September this year, as a final step in the IBM project, together with The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, IDcentre will offer her services for 3 weeks as part of a 6 weeks training session in the Netherlands. This session will provide extra information to a select group of Lebanese officers enabling them to perform competence development within the national premises, using the international standardization in competence development.



In a special project initiated by Frontex, IDcentre is actively participating in the development of an E-learning module for the competence development in the first line detection of falsified documents and identity investigation.

Important to know is that E-learning is always a part in the concept of verification and authentication. The “look and feel” of documents is still needed to make the competence development sequence complete.


Partnership Academy

Over the years IDcentre has been working intensively with Frontex and European law enforcement agencies and academies. Due to these efforts and the results from this cooperation, IDcentre can proudly announce, since 01.02.2017, to be an official Partnership Academy. The status as official member opens a very direct route to other European partnership academies making it possible to exchange and update information faster, more adequate and more simple.

Together with Frontex, IDcentre has developed competence development programs based on the EQF (European Qualification Framework) system. This system focuses on the essential skills and knowledge a person should have to perform and execute a specific job on a specific level. The learning outcomes of the competence development program are equal on the learning outcomes defined within the EQF, guaranteeing a uniform and solid level qualification.

Being able to communicate fast and efficient with ~Frontex and the partnership academies, IDcentre is able to implement new techniques as well as information faster and more efficient than before. This will lead to an even more decisive approach in border management.


Investigating Digital document

In the digital area when at the moment, E-documents are outnumbering physical documents, there is a need to authenticate the origin of an e-document,

Throughout the years, standardisation in e-document formats has evolved in several formats claiming to be the best. One of the earliest exchangeable formats appearing on the grid was the Portable Document File format. Developed at first to make it possible to exchange document information in its original lay out between platforms and applications, PDF was accepted as the most used interface format.

Over the years, the complexity, amount and sot of information encapsulated in PDF files has expanded and evolved rapidly. Along with the increase of the e-documents, the need to check the authenticity increased as well.

IDcentre has developed a course to examine and investigate e-documents and how to interpret the outcomes. Further detailed information can be found on our website.


Expert level

In the pyramid competence development structure, so far, level 1 (national) and the international second level (Training on advanced skills for the detection of falsified documents) are successfully introduced and executed. The last step in competence development of the pyramid now also has been completed.

Together with Frontex, IDcentre developed a new training focusing on a combination of technical and practical skills needed to understand and interact with chain partners in the area of identity management. Using the fundamentals of the learning outcomes of the first 2 levels of the pyramid, this expert level combines pre-requisite knowledge and experience in order to write a paper on a national topic related to identity management.

The course has a brand new didactical approach with a focus on intrinsic responsibility.

The participant him/her self is responsible for the learning outcomes and is guided through the process by an international team of experienced teachers and a tutor on the spot. For further detailed information please contact us.



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ICMPD (International Centre for Migration Policy Development)

In march 2016 IDcentre contributed for the 4th time in a training program initiated by ICMPD within the perspective of the Enhanced Capability for Border Management project in Lebanon. (IBM Lebanon Phase 2)

The project is, amongst others, funded by the EU with strong support of The Netherlands.

In April, the kick off for the second stage of the project was initiated.

Representatives of the Lebanese Government such as the former Minister of State

Mr. Panos Majian, International Security Forces (ISF), the Directorate General of Security General (DGSG), the Lebanese Customs Administration (LCA) and the Lebanese Director General for Civil Defence (LCD) were present to support the project.

The Dutch ambassador emphasised the importance of the joint effort of all national entities.

In September a selection of all Lebanese beneficiaries will come to the Netherlands to be trained on “document expert level” by IDcentre and The Royal Marechaussee.


SQF (Sectorial Qualification Framework)

IDcentre is a certified SQF institute. Mr. Ruud Dirkx earned this certificate after following an intensive course in Helsinki, organized by Frontex.

SQF is part of the European Qualification framework (EQF)and aims for a European harmonization in competence development.

During the training one of IDcentre training concepts from our portfolio was structured and charted following the SQF qualifying system.

In due time, all modules will be set up using the SQF structure.


Symposium “from theory to practical implementation”

On the 31st of May, the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy is organizing a symposium with the focus on radicalisation and terrorism; “from theory to practical implementation”.

Amongst other speakers such as the minister of internal affairs and security, IDcentre (René van Eert) is honoured to present the topic “the need to identify” on this important event.

The symposium is bringing together key-players in the fight against terrorism and radicalisation.


Training for Bosnian immigration officers

Under the flag of CILC, IDcentre, together with the Royal Marechaussee and IND organised a training for 17 officers from the Bosnian immigration and police.

Again, the formula of the training program; 1 week at IDcentre and 1 week at the ECID has proven to be a strong combination in competence development.


His Masters Eye 1

IDcentre organized 2 “His Masters Eye” trainings for Swiss law enforcement and Europol.

Extra information regarding the ongoing developments regarding digital printing techniques are now updated on a monthly base.

These techniques is not only inflicting identity documents but have the same impact on counterfeit banknotes.


His Masters Eye 2

In the same perspective, IDcentre organized a training with this focus on digital printing and identity abuse on invitation of the Guardia Civil, Madrid Spain.

The training was attended by 30 officers from law enforcement and forensics.



In the first quarter of this year, Frontex organised, together with IDcentre and the Royal Marechaussee 3 trainings for immigration officers.

A new training, based on the standard Frontex training was initiated by IOM and Frontex for a special target group from countries from Eastern-Europe.

The curriculum and content of this comprehensive training is now disclosed in these regions as well enhancing communication and competence development.

In this program, again, the formula of 1 week technical information at IDcentre and 1 week of practical document investigation art ECID has proven to be a strong tool in competence development and sharing information.


Train the trainer

IDcentre has developed an improved training for trainers in the area of secured documents and identity fraud. The training has a technical component to develop dedicated job related competences combined with a didactical component to enhance presentation skills and to give tool to develop training material, tests and evaluation tools.


IDcentre CRKBO registred

The CRKBO (Dutch: “ Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs”) is the Central Register for Short Vocational Education. Admittance into this register is exclusive  to educational institutions that operate within the quality code and regulations set by the Dutch government for tax legislation and within the European Union guidelines for quality vocational education. Registration only occurs after an institution successfully passes an audit by an independent body designated by the Dutch government. Any institution registered with the CRKBO is required to operate under qualitative codes & regulations and therefore must set itself apart from other institutions. October 2014, IDcentre passed the audit on all counts, upon its first application.


Dubai University

On the 12th of March 2015 IDcentre has signed an agreement on cooperation with Dubai University. The agreement’s scope is to strengthen each others position, to exchange knowledge and didactical methodology and to develop mutual training in he area of identity authentication in persons, processes and secured printed documents.


The future of borders

IDcentre is present as preferred guest during the GDRFA symposium future of Borders” held on the 11th en 12th of March 2015.

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Contra Expertise

Because of our qualified staff and our professional document investigation equipment, IDcentre is able to examine questioned documents. IDcentre is operating in a secured working environment, guaranteeing integrity. All personal data related to documents will not be stored or in any other way archived. For further information please contact us.


Training Identity Expert

3rd September 2015, the Training Identity Expert will start. This training is for anyone who works or will be working in the field of issuing identities, establishing and/or controlling identities and has need for a deeper and wider  understanding of identity questions.


Level 2 training Immigration Service Kenia

December 2014, IDcentre, the IND and the Royal Marechaussee trained the Kenian immigration services on level 2  “ Document Recognition”


Level 2 training Bulgarian Immigration Service

November 2014, employees of the Bulgarian immigration service have been trained on “level 2 Document Recognition”


Immigration Officers Dubai

In 2014, 120 employees  of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs  have been trained by IDcentre. IDcentre also cooperated in the set up of a training institute.


Security Design

Together with Vrijdag Premium Printing, IDcentre has developed a “Security Design” training. The training is focussing on the design and implementation of security features in packaging or “wrapping” products as well as in other secured printed documents. The training is contributing to brand protection and to combat reproduction of high profile products.



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