IOM is continuing implementation of the second phase of the More for More Project, which will be referred to as SBMMG. In this regard the project webpage and the project facebook page (currently More for More) will undergo rebranding.​

 
 
 
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Reintegration Assistance Referral Guide Has Been Released

IOM has produced the 2017 reintegration assistance referral guide in close cooperation with its partners in the governmental and non-governmental sectors. This publication shall serve returning migrants with substantial information on the conditions that they can expect when coming back to their native Georgia and thus help them in getting back on their feet without undue complications.

This publication has also been designed to guide organizations that provide assistance to returned migrants by listing a comprehensive set of assistance programmes that are available within the governmental sectors and are offered by NGOs and other civil society partners.

With this publication IOM has finished its direct involvement in assisting state authorities in providing reintegration assistance programme for returned migrants. This government capacity building programme of IOM started in 2014 and was implemented with the generous support from the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The overall aim of the EU-funded project "Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration management" (More for More) has been to enhance the capacities of Georgian authorities in integrated border management and migration management and to ensure that key targets under the Visa Liberalization Action Plan (VLAP) were met. Drawing on EU expertise the project has supported significant advances on developing risk analysis in the Ministry of Interior and the handling of identity documents across government, has facilitated the sustainable reintegration of Georgian migrants returning home and has supported the fight against transnational organized crime. These successful interventions have played a notable role in Georgia successfully meeting its targets under the Visa Liberalization Action Plan and in doing so securing the goal of visa-free travel. 

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Over the last half decade, IOM has implemented many counter-trafficking actions in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Although there have been major improvements in efforts to combat trafficking in human beings (THB) within these countries, as the modes of operation of traffickers continue to evolve, States need to ensure that interventions continue to address the needs of victims on the ground while at the same time focusing on targeted capacity-building of law enforcement.

Therefore, at the end of 2015, IOM undertook a project funded by the IOM Development Fund to improve planned THB interventions in the countries in the South Caucasus by making available a comprehensive assessment of the overall THB situation in each country. 

 As a result of this initiative, three separate national country reports for Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan were produced in June 2016. The country report for Georgia can be downloaded here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has now completed two and a half years of implementation of the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” (More for More).  The primary goal of the project is to assist the Georgian authorities in implementing the Visa Liberalization Action Plan (VLAP) and in dealing with the challenges posed by the management of border and migration flows.  Following confirmation that Georgia successfully met the benchmarks under the VLAP and the ensuing official endorsements by the EU, preparations are now underway for Georgian citizens with biometric passports to be able to travel visa-free to the Schengen area for visits of up to 90 days.  The significant achievements in meeting the benchmarks must also be viewed alongside the continuing efforts under the More for More project to improve border and migration management in Georgia. 

 and find out about our achievements and future plans.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In one year alone, 2014, it is estimated that IOM assisted nearly 20 million migrants. Since 2011, IOM has assisted 24,647 trafficked persons. In 2015, IOM provided return and re-integration assistance to 69,196 persons. In 2015, 41,467 migrants participated in IOM training programmes. Since 2011, IOM has conducted more than one million migrant health assessments. In 2015, IOM published more than 200 reports.
Read more about IOM activities and achievements in 2011 - 2015 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In close coordination with the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, IOM has released a new publication entitled “Handbook on Irregular Migration”.

This handbook leads migrants residing in Georgia and other interested readers through the current legal context of immigration to Georgia and provides answers to frequently asked questions.
 
The handbook is available in three languages (English, Russian and Georgian) and is available for downloading .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Georgian authorities have taken steps to develop a unified migration database, consisting of a large range of migration related data that several Georgian ministries collect to capture the entry, stay and exit from the country of foreign nationals.

This unified database will not only be a technical tool for the collation and exchange of data, but shall also enable the Georgian authorities to produce analytical reports as sound evidence base for the development of tailored migration policies.

From 2010 onwards, IOM organized various assessments for the Georgian authorities in determining the development of initial steps towards such a unified migration database. You can download the three reports that were produced by international experts below:





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has completed the first 20 months of implementation of the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” (More for More). The overarching objective of this project is to assist the Georgian authorities in implementing the Visa Liberalization Action Plan and in dealing with the challenges posed by the management of borders and migration flows. Highlights of the past 6 months include the further development of risk analysis capacities of the Ministry of Internal Aairs (MIA) and the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance through study tours to EU Member States, deployment of EU experts to Georgia and engagement on document fraud and identity management with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Public Service Development Agency (PSDA) of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Aairs.

 and find out about our achievements and future plans.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funded by the European Union (EU), launched in December 2013 and managed by IOM, the project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” is designed to assist the Georgian authorities in meeting the benchmarks associated with its EU Visa Liberalization Action Plan. 

 and find out about our achievements in the first year of project implementation and plans for the second year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the fall of 2014 the Mobility Centre organized 12 information meetings for 494 potential migrants in Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli and Guria. During meetings with communities in Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli and Guria, IOM representatives answered questions of the participants focusing on opportunities for legal employment, education and exchange programmes abroad, and also how to assess the reliability of job offer and the threats of trafficking in persons. This flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Information and Consultation Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Telavi. These centres operate as part of the EU‐funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration”.
 
From September to November 2014, 334 returned migrants received individual counseling on vocational education and business start-up opportunities, available medical assistance, legalization of documentation, employment and other issues of their interestThis flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Reintegration Assistance Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Telavi ever since these started operating. These centres operate under the framework of the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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) and designed its electronic version in Georgian language. In the process of work, some new terms were added to the original text and they were approximated to their Georgian analogues.

The publication was prepared with the assistance of IOM Mission to Georgia and through the financial support of EU project “Support to the Institutional Development of the Public Service Development Agency”.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Following this you will be able to download the latest newsletter that IOM has produced about the project on the management of readmission in Georgia. This newsletter presents the main achievements of this project, consisting in particular of the successful introduction of the Electronic Readmission Management System, which is an innovative tool for managing requests for readmission from EU Member States and the inter-ministerial processing of those requests by the Georgian authorities.
 
IOM continues to implement this project until February 2015, with generous support from the European Union.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the summer of 2014 the Mobility Centre organized 12 information meeting for 317 potential migrants in Imereti, Kakheti, Zemo Svaneti and Samegrelo.This flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Information and Consultation Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Telavi. These centres operate as part of the EU‐funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration”.
 
More than 250 returned migrants received individual counseling on vocational education and business start‐up opportunities, available medical assistance, legalization of documentation, employment and other issues of their interest. This flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Reintegration Assistance Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Telavi ever since these started operating. These centres operate under the framework of the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In May 2014 the Mobility Centre reached out to potential migrants in Kvemo Kartli.Safe migration and risks associated with irregular migration were addressed during the information meetings. This flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Information and Consultation Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Telavi. These centres operate as part of the EU‐funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration”.
 
On 29 April the Mobility Centre conducted training in job search skills development for returned migrants. The following topics were covered during the training: job search mechanism, self-evaluation skills, specifics of the Georgian labour market, preparation of all relevant documentation usually requested by employers, self-presentation skills for successful job interviews. This flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Reintegration Assistance Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Telavi ever since these started operating. These centres operate under the framework of the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Safe migration and risks associated with irregular migration were addressed during information meetings in Gori and Adjara. This flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Information and Consultation Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Telavi. These centres operate as part of the EU‐funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration”.
 
IOM Georgia conducted trainings focusing on capacity building of the Social Service Agency's Employment Programme Department, which performs a key role in the referral mechanism for sustaining the reintegration of returned Georgian migrants. The project funded businesses in the fields of agriculture, distribution and hospitality.This flash report presents a brief overview of the activities of the Reintegration Assistance Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centres in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Telavi ever since these started operating. These centres operate under the framework of the EU-funded project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management” – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On 10 February 2014 the Mobility Centre in Tbilisi opened its doors to the beneficiaries of the EU‐funded project "Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration". This flash report presents a brief overview of the Information and Consultation Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centre in Tbilisi in the period from 10 February to 25 March 2014.
 
On 10 February 2014 the Mobility Centre in Tbilisi opened its doors to the beneficiaries of the EU‐funded project "Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration". This flash report presents a brief overview of the Reintegration Assistance Unit of IOM’s Mobility Centre in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Telavi in the period from 10 February to 25 March 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Starting from 15 December 2013 onwards, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing the project “Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management”. This project is funded by the European Union under the Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation Programme for 2012 and will be implemented for a period of 42 months until June 2017. During this project IOM will implement a complex and integrated set of tailored capacity building activities for the Georgian authorities in enhancing border and migration management policies and institutional approaches in line with EU standards. The overall objective of this project is to enhance the capacities of Georgian authorities in the area of integrated border management and migration in line with relevant EU-Georgia Agreements and action plans, in particular the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This leaflet presents the key elements of the post-arrival reintegration assistance programme that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will implement in Georgia, for the benefit of citizens of Georgia, who previously migrated abroad and have recently returned to their native country. IOM will implement this post-arrival reintegration assistance programme in close coordination with the authorities of Georgia, in particular with the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees (MRA).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This leaflet presents the key elements of information and consultation services available for potential migrants. It is an aim of the initiative to support safe migration and hinter illegal migration. Mobility Centres offer updated, trustworthy information on migration-related processes. Those who are willing to travel abroad for various purposes (employment, tourism, education etc.) will have access to objective information on opportunities of legal migration to specific countries of destination.