IOM Supports Homecoming Workshop for Georgian Visa/Consular Officers

On 25 August 2014 IOM made a presentation and lead a discussion session concerning the challenges to be faced with the increase in visa applications that will be received from 1st September 2014 when the new regulations concerning aliens comes into force.  With 61 MFA officials serving overseas gathered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tbilisi, IOM used its in-house experience to guide officials on best practice in dealing with significantly increased volumes of applications. 

IOM Georgia Announced Social Enterprises' Grant Project Open Call for Proposals

On 25th of August 2014 IOM Georgia announced an Open Call for Proposals for development of Social Enterprises that should employ at-risk, stablized and formed drug users among Georgian nationals, including returning and potential migrants. 

IOM now invites interested applicants to submit respective Project Proposals by 26th September 2014, 15:00 h. 

The size of the Grant requested under this Call for Proposals must not exceed the maximum of Swiss Franks (CHF) 100,000 payable by IOM. 

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IOM Deputy Director General Visits Georgia

On 27 to 30 May the IOM Deputy Director General, Ms. Laura Thompson, visited Georgia upon official invitation from the State Minister of Georgia on Diaspora Issues to participate in the celebration of the Georgian Diaspora Days.

IOM and Partners Continue to Raise Awareness on Trafficking in Persons

Since the beginning of May 2014, IOM has been disseminating large quantities of flyers to raise the awareness on trafficking in persons.

This activity responds to the obligations that Georgian authorities have assumed under the National Action Plan on the Combat of Trafficking in Persons, to be implemented in 2013 and 2014.

IOM Hosted Training for Georgian Law Enforcement Agencies on the Combat of Trafficking in Persons

From 29 April to 2 May, IOM hosted a training course on the issue of combating trafficking in persons and enhancing the response from Georgia’s law enforcement bodies in combating this crime. The training took place in Batumi with 19 law enforcement officers (12 police officers and 7 prosecutors) in attendance, including the newly appointed members of the Counter-Trafficking Task Force in Batumi.

IOM Mobility Centres Offer Reintegration Assistance to Returned Migrants

IOM offers support to returned Georgian nationals, who are facing the challenge of rebuilding their lives. The available services are diverse and range from medical assistance to job counselling and skills development. The aim of the initiative is to  facilitate the sustainable reintegration of the returned migrants in Georgian society.

EU and IOM Support Georgia in Developing Integrated Border Management Policies

Under the framework of a project financed by the EU’s Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation Programme for 2012, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a workshop on 20 and 21 March 2014 for the purpose of developing the Action Plan to accompany the recently approved strategy for Integrated Border Management (IBM) of Georgia for the years 2014 – 2018.