Technology and experience in the name of training development.

Virtual reality, learning management system, solutions and standards in training were of the main topics of CELBET Training Workshop organized in Tax and Customs Academy in Greece.


Head of CELBET , Andras Bartha, opened the meeting and welcomed participants of the workshop, which were held form 21 to 23 of March in Athens. During the visit in Greece, Head of CELBET, Grant Cordinator Mrs. Pille Jogisoo and Training Team Leader Mr. Norbert Jakus, met with DG of Greek Customs and Excise Duties, Mr. Konstantinos Mourtidis.



Form of the workshop, gave the participants the ability to work in groups and focuse on practical side of the training system. The added value was the fact that the trainers could exchange their ideas and experience during case studies and equipment testing.

Customs officers from Finland presented unique solution for training purposes: VR ( virtual reality) tool, that was going in line with the topic of occupational safety in X-ray operations.

Compared to conventional training, the advantages of VR training are its cost-effectiveness, versatility and endless possibilities for training customs control tasks. In a VR environment, challenging and even dangerous topics can be taught comprehensively without consequences; A mistake made in the VR world is a teachable moment, but the trainee is saved from possible harm caused by it.

The most central parts of VR training are the headset and handheld controllers. With the headset, the trainee moves to the VR world to perform the exercise, an immersive learning experience recreates real life settings and simulates work challenges.




Topics discussed by trainers, NTCPs and experts during the workshop:

  • Activities in Centres of Expertise
  • How to use VR for training purposes ?
  • EU learning management system
  • E-learning development
  • Special training solutions (webinars, training videos, e-learning)
  • Migration of the content from CELBET to the EU lms Training methodology
  • Standard for trainers
  • Future of CELBET

Thanks to a great support of Grek Tax and Customs Academy in Athens, CELBET Workshop for trainers got a very posisitive feedback from participants and confrimed the need of organizing that kind of event regularly.