Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM arranged training in Sample Preparation for experts from the Forensic-Criminalistic Department of the Ministry of Interior. Between 7-9 June 2016, Izolda Žvironaitė covered such topics as the extraction of drugs made in clandestine labs from alkaline and acid solutions and the extraction of drugs from used syringes for similar analysis.
Under the EU-funded More for More project and at the request of the Academy of the Ministry of Interior, IOM arranged for an EU expert to comprehensively assess the induction training for Border Police officers patrolling the green borders of Georgia and Patrol Police officers working at various border checkpoints.
PLURAL+ 2016 Call for Entries Now Open
Deadline Extended to Sunday, 5 June, 2016
PLURAL + is a youth-produced video festival which encourages young people to explore migration, diversity and social inclusion, and to share their creative vision with the world.
PLURAL+ award winners are invited to New York to present their work at the Awards Ceremony, with opportunities for professional development, co-productions, and international exposure through the PLURAL+ distribution network.
Funded by the Federal Immigration Service of Belgium, IOM has started the implementation of a 6 month information campaign targeting the population of Georgia with messages about irregular migration from Georgia to Europe.
Under the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” IOM organized a study visit to France from 17-19 May 2016 for six forensic document examiners from the Forensic-Criminalistic Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. Although possessing established expertise in document examination the experts had never previously had exposure to the factory production of secure documents such as passports and the production of security paper used in banknotes.
Under the EU funded More for More project 3.2 million Euros is being invested in four sections of the green border between Georgia and Turkey. IOM is supporting the intervention with procurement and logistical support for training Border Police officers.
26 April 2016
On 26 April IOM hosted 15 policy-makers from leading government agencies in the field of combating trafficking in human beings and non-governmental organizations in the National Validation Workshop in Tbilisi.
22 April 2016
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to Georgia held the Presentation Event at the Kolkheti National Park to present fifteen small businesses supported this year as part of the programme: “Socio-Economic Empowerment of Conflict-Affected, Displaced Persons through Durable Livelihood Activities”.
14 - 15 April 2016
Under the EU-funded More for More project, IOM’s Border Management Specialist Mark Richmond provided document security and fraud training for 20 officers from the Revenue Service at Sarpi border checkpoint in Adjara. This is the fifth such course delivered under the project that has been specifically targeted at Revenue Service officers with responsibility for operating the frontline immigration control for heavy good vehicles and medium sized commercial vehicles.
18 March 2016, Tbilisi
Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM hosted a workshop in Tbilisi on 18 March 2016 aimed at initiating a plan for a migrant surge at Georgian borders. The workshop was organized in recognition of Georgia's proximity to current areas of conflict but also taking account of the reactive rather than planned response that has taken place in other countries when faced with such a surge.