On 14 November 2014 3rd Task Force Meeting was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission to Georgia in the framework of its Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals (TRQN III) programme funded by the Government of the Netherlands. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Gela Dumbaze, the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues and took place in Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel.
Under the EU funded project “Enhanced Cooperation for Secure borders and Safe Migration” IOM arranged for officials from the Human Rights Protection and Monitoring Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), Migration Department of the MIA, Border Police, Patrol Police and Criminal Police to attend a two day training course on Migrants’ Rights.
Under the EU funded project “Enhanced Cooperation for Secure borders and Safe Migration” IOM arranged for officials from the Migration Department, Prosecutor’s Office, Border Police, Patrol Police and Criminal Police to attend a three day training course (3 - 5 November) on investigation in cases of Migrant Smuggling.
From 20-24 October 2014, under the EU-funded "Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration" IOM organized advanced training in document security and fraud for officials from Forensic Main Division of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Officials were trained in a the latest commercial techniques for securing documents as well as analysis of polymer and polymer/cotton blends in both travel documents and currency.
IOM Georgia led discussions following the screening of the film “House of Fun” that tells the story of adolescents aged 17 -21 that immigrate to Israel from the former USSR to take a part in a 9-month integration programme.
From 15-17 October 2014 IOM gathered frontline Georgian Patrol Police border officials from several land and air checkpoints for second tier training in document examination.
The Working Group of the State Commission on Migration Issues working on the Consolidation of Reintegration Activities gathered for its 9th extended meeting in Courtyard Marriott Hotel on 15th October.
For the purpose of familiarizing Georgian reader with the terminology commonly used worldwide in the sphere of migration, the Secretariat of the State Commission on Migration Issues translated the Glossary on Migration (IOM, Geneva, 2004).
From 7-9 October IOM organised a workshop for officials from the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The goal of the workshop was to make progress in developing Standard Operating Procedures for the new migrant holding centre in Tbilisi.
The Workshop - ,,Migrant Integration before Departure: Perspectives, Approaches and Supporting Measures’’ took place in Rome, Italy on 24-25 September 2014 and focused on promoting exchange of practises between pre-departure integration service providers. Pre-departure orientation practices and policies were presented in national context by different countries.