Introduction to new trends in the field of document fraud and advanced techniques of document inspection will help border authorities of Georgia strengthen their skills in identification of imposters and travellers with forged documents, contributing to Georgia’s border security.
Diaspora Business Forum
The Diaspora Business Forum was held on 10, 11 and 12 December, through the financial support of the European Union, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
The forum aimed to promote the involvement of the diaspora in the economic development of the country, to stimulate cooperation between compatriots living abroad and local businesses, to establish business contacts and to increase access to new markets for local businesses. The participants of the event - compatriots living abroad and foreign guests - have the opportunity to get acquainted with the investment and entrepreneurial environment of Georgia, state programs and initiatives to support business.
IOM Supports Experience Sharing for Georgian Visa Officers on Effective Interviewing and Document Examination Skills
In the week 6-10 December 2021, IOM convened 21 Georgian officials of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a hybrid training session dedicated to sharing experiences as practiced in European countries in the area of processing applications by foreigners for Georgian visas.
SBMMG Newsletter - 3rd Issue
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Mission to Georgia has the pleasure to share with you the third issue of the Newsletter of the project funded by the European Union called "Sustaining Border Management and Migration Governance in Georgia (SBMMG)".
IOM's Training Course on International Recruitment Policies and Practices
On 18 November 2021, IOM Georgia organized the online training on International Recruitment Policies and Practices.
The representatives of the Labour Migration Division of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia and the Labour Inspection Office participated in the training. The training sessions were led by the representatives of IOM Headquarters, with involvement of invited expert from UK.
Advance Passenger Information / Passenger Name Record Coordination and Data Analysis Workshops for the Government of Georgia
On 15 November 2021, IOM has organized coordination meeting on Advance Passenger Information / Passenger Name Record (API/PNR) and subsequent data analysis workshop (16-17 November) for the Government of Georgia. The coordination meeting wrapped up achievements under IOM’s EU funded project - Sustaining Border Management and Migration Governance in Georgia (SBMMG) in this direction and discussed future steps necessary to finish the implementation process.
Contributing to Local Development in Georgia through Diaspora
On 12 November 2021, within the frames of the EU funded Project: ”Sustaining Border Management and Migration Governance in Georgia”, IOM Georgia hosted the training on “Contributing to Local Development in Georgia through Diaspora”. The training was organized in a hybrid mode and it brought together the representatives from the Department for Relations with Diaspora and International Economic Relations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Administration of the Government of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Vocational Skills Agency, as well as representatives from the local municipalities.
The European Union Provides Passport Readers to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Revenue Service
At the event, hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the Revenue Service (RS) at Tbilisi International Airport, the EU together with project implementer, International Organization for Migration (IOM), have donated 63 pieces of ARH Osmond R passport readers to the MIA Patrol Police Department and RS Customs Department. This sophisticated equipment will be deployed at border crossing points of Georgia and will contribute to improving effectiveness of border control and strengthening verification of travel documents. The devices automatically read and record the personal data of travellers, they are capable of scanning the full page of a passport’s data page, while capturing data from an electronic repository (known as an RFID chip). Advanced passport reader devices with a total value of 80,000 EUR (GEL 300,000) will further develop abilities of the Georgian Government to enhance border control and combat irregular migration.