On 18 July, IOM Georgia has launched document verification and fraud detection training for the border control officers of the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and customs officers of the Revenue Service. The 2.5-day trainings will be held in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi to train the staff from different border crossing points across Georgia and increase their capacities in detecting fraudulent and counterfeit documents at the borders. IOM has invited a Dutch expert, Alex van Duuren to share his experience about document verification, security features, printing techniques and look-a-like detection.
IOM Conducts Training of Trainers on Irregular Migration for the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
During 4-8 July, IOM Georgia organized the training of trainers course in irregular migration for the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia. 5-day event in Tbilisi was led and facilitated by two international experts from Greece.
EU and IOM Donate Radio Communication Equipment and Body-Worn Cameras to the Revenue Service of Georgia
Radio communication devices will allow the Customs Department of the Revenue Service to enhance operational capabilities and secure flow of information exchange between frontline officials on the border crossing points.
IOM Georgia Organised the Training on Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements
The representatives of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, State Employment Support Agency, Vocational Skills Agency and National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement participated in the training.
EU Supports Government’s Efforts to Counter Facilitation of Illegal Stay of Georgians in the Schengen Area
Expert guidance in countering irregular migration schemes, aiming to facilitate illegal stay of Georgian nationals in the EU, will help Georgia achieve a swift decrease in the number of unfounded asylum applications lodged by Georgian nationals in the Schengen+ area.