EU Support to Georgia on Migration and Border Management

Georgia will make one more step towards visa-free travel in the Schengen space with the help of an EU-funded project that will help boost the capacities of the Georgian authorities in the area of integrated border management and migration. The new project Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management,  launched today in Tbilisi by the EU Delegation to Georgia, will be implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a press release said.

The project will aim to enhance the capacities of the Georgian government in the area of integrated border management and migration in line with relevant EU-Georgia Agreements and action plans, in particular the Visa Liberalization Action Plan, the press release went on to say.

During the project, “IOM will implement a complex and integrated set of tailored capacity building activities to help the Georgian authorities in enhancing border and migration management policies and institutional approaches in line with EU standards.” The activities will concern the following four main areas:

·         Integrated border management;

·         Combating irregular migration;

·         Reintegration assistance to returned migrants;

·         Migration data management system development.

The project Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management is funded by the EU’s Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation Programme and will be implemented over a period of 42 months.

Source: enpi-info.eu

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