On 30 June – 1 July 2015, jointly with the Office for the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues and Public Service Development Agency, IOM organized a Migration for Development workshop in Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel in Tbilisi. IOM engaged participants in discussions on financial literacy and remittance services and on mainstreaming migration into national development plans.
Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM responded to a specific training request from the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. With vast experience of managing centres in the Netherlands Greg Pidakos shared his knowledge in such matters as developing SOPs, conflict avoidance and increasing good communication between those working and staying in the centre.
Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM’s Border Management Specialist based in Tbilisi cooperated with the Finnish Border Guard (FBG) to enable four officials from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Operational Technical Department (OTD) to visit Kainuu in central Finland from 15 - 18 June 2015.
1 – 5 June 2015
Under the EU-funded border management capacity building initiative, implemented by IOM, Polish expert Mr. Remigiusz Wozniak visited Georgia to deliver a five-day search and inspection training course for 25 specially selected Revenue Service (RS) officers.
Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM coordinated a visit to the U.K. from 26-29 May for senior officials from the Revenue Service of Georgia to gain practical exposure to the approach of the U.K. Border Force to risk analysis.
On May 21, The International Organization for Migration, represented by Ms. Ilyana Derilova, Chief of Mission, IOM Georgia signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by H.E. Mr Dumitru Badea, Ambassador of Romania to Georgia. The signing ceremony was held at the Romanian Embassy in Tbilisi. This agreement is to implementSocio-economic Empowerment of conflict affected, displaced persons through Durable Livelihood Activities” supported by the Unit for Development Assistance (UAsD) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania.
18 - 22 May 2015
Under the EU funded More for More project Karol Turzynski from the Border Guard of the Republic of Poland, spent a week consulting with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia as it progresses its unified risk analysis plans.
Are you a young filmmaker and interested in migration, diversity and social inclusion? The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite YOU to share your views on these topics by submitting your video to the 2015 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival.
By providing a platform for outreach and distribution, PLURAL+ empowers young people around the world to make their voices heard through short videos. Do you want to know how you can submit your creation? Go to www.pluralplus.unaoc.org for more info. If you need some inspiration first, go to the same website to find all the winning videos from previous years!
Deadline: 15 June 2015.
Watch here PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 2015 Call for Entries
Under the EU-funded More for More project Georgian Legal Expert Mari Meskhi joined IOM’s Border Management Specialist Mark Richmond to deliver a two day training course from 5-6 May 2015 at the High School of Justice in Tbilisi for judges from across Georgia. Areas of discussion included the presence of migrant consent in smuggling and the nature of smuggling of persons as a service/business transaction.
Experts from IOM and Georgia’s Ministry of Interior joined forces to deliver training in both Tbilisi and Kutaisi in Document Fraud and Identity Management.