As a follow-up to the risk analysis Assessment Report produced for the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) by an EU expert from Poland, IOM organized a study visit for MIA officials from 25 to 29 October 2015 to gain exposure to border management risk analysis methods in another EU Member State, Estonia.
Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM delivered training on Smuggling of Migrants for State Prosecutors in Batumi from 28-30 October 2015. Prosecutors from across the west of Georgia were present as well as representatives from the Georgian Border Police and the Revenue Service in Adjara. The training course covered the international legal framework as well as that relevant laws in Georgia.
Jointly with the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues, IOM celebrated Global Diaspora Week (13 - 16 October 2015) in Georgia. Various events, exhibitions, Information Day on Diaspora Engagement for Development, charity concerts, conferences, were organized in the framework of the Global Diaspora Week with participation of special invited guests.
Under the EU funded More for More project IOM responded to a request from the Georgian Public Service Development Agency for additional document examination and identity management training following successful events in Tbilisi and Kutaisi.
Under the EU-funded More for More project, IOM invited two Belgian government experts, Marc Simon and Jean-Yves Deloyer, to head a workshop on Intelligence Led Policing between 6 and 8 October 2015 at the Ministry of Interior Headquarters. The workshop covered crucial matters such as the role of analysts, information flows and effective dissemination of intelligence.
On 25 September 2015 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) held the Inauguration Event at the Radisson Blu Iveria hotel to present six Social Enterprises established this year as part of the programme: “Socio-Economic Integration Through Social Enterprise Development to Address the Problem of Drug Abuse Among Georgian Nationals Including Returning and Potential Migrants”. An exhibition of sample products of the social enterprises was organized within the margin of this event.
From 21-24 September 2015, under the EU-funded More for More project IOM organized training in document security and fraud for frontline officers from Georgia’s Patrol Police. The group included some of the most experienced officers dealing with document abuse at border checkpoints and the training course was part of a drive to achieve ever improving standards of fraud detection. The training was also part of a strategic plan by the Ministry of Interior, supported by IOM, to create a higher level of document handling expertise at all border checkpoints. The group of officers in attendance are based at the three major airports in the country namely Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi as well as at key land border checkpoints such as Red Bridge, Sadakhlo and Kazbegi.
Tbilisi, 25 September 2015 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will hold the Inauguration Event at the Radisson Blu Iveria hotel to present six Social Enterprises established this year as part of the programme: “Socio-Economic Integration Through Social Enterprise Development to Address the Problem of Drug Abuse Among Georgian Nationals Including Returning and Potential Migrants”.
One of the six press conferences of ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe was held in Tbilisi on 16th September 2015 at the Europe House. Its objective was to present the idea behind this new initiative and launch of the international media competition awarding outstanding films, TV and online programs promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.