Immigration and border management
IOM has been working closely with the Government of Georgia since 1996 on capacity building projects concerning immigration and border management. Key cooperation has included IOM’s development of the PIRS (Personal Information Registration System), introduced at all border checkpoints of Georgia and the establishment of the Mock Port of Entry at the Police Academy of MIA as well as an array of technical training courses covering such core matters as document fraud and identity management.
As a proven partner of the GoG in matters relating to border management, and with a border management specialist in-house, IOM is currently engaged in implementing the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration management”. With Integrated Border Management (IBM) the key focus of this project, targeted assistance includes, inter alia, technical support to strengthen intra-service and inter-agency cooperation, support in establishing a comprehensive border-related risk management system and expertise in assisting the development of the GoG’s IBM Strategy and Action Plan for 2014-2020.
IOM is partnering with Frontex in implementing a capacity building project for Integrated Border Management in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (that is) coordinated by IOM Georgia. The overall objective is to facilitate the movement of persons and goods across borders in the six EaP countries, while at the same time maintaining secure borders through the enhancement of inter-agency cooperation, bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation among the target countries, EU member States and other international stakeholders.