The 2nd Steering Group Meeting of the multi-annual EU-funded project on "Border and Migration Management Action for Georgia (BMMAG)" was held on 13 December, at the premises of the Public Service Development Agency of Georgia.
The purpose of the regular Steering Group Meeting is to monitor the project and evaluate progress of its implementation.
The participants of the meeting discussed the results achieved during the reporting period of the project and briefly presented future activities.
Topics that were discussed focused, inter alia, on the conclusions and recommendations of the EU’s 5th visa suspension mechanism report and the introduction of the EU’s ETIAS system in 2023, which bears direct relevance to the work of IOM.
The representatives of EU delegation, the project team – members from IOM,UNCHR, ICMPD and officials from the relevant ministries that are part of the State Commission on Migration Issues attended the meeting.
The BMMAG project has been running since January 2022 and will be completed in 2024. The project aims to support the Georgian government in solidifying its performance in complying with the visa-free travel benchmarks and criteria applicable to other EU-Georgia cooperation frameworks.