The training was facilitated by the national expert Ms. Maia Tsiramua and attended by 31 participants consisting of psychologists and social workers of crisis centres and shelters for victims of violence, coordinators of Witnesses and Victims Assistance Office and representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Prosecutor’s office.
IOM and the Ministry of Justice of Georgia organized training for 25 social workers in Tbilisi
On 20-21 May 2021, IOM and the Ministry of Justice of Georgia in close coordination with the Agency for State Care and Assistance to Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings organized training for 25 social workers in Tbilisi. The audience consisted of a mix of civil servants of the State Care Agency and NGO representatives who are part of mobile groups operating in Georgia’s major cities to look after the wellbeing of homeless children.
The European Union provides cameras to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
Cameras with facial recognition capabilities at a total value of 126,755 EUR (GEL 500,000) will further develop abilities of the Georgian Government to combat irregular migration and enhance border security.
European Union Provides 30 Vehicles to Georgian Border Police
Vehicles with a total value of 693,000 EUR (GEL 2,700,000) will further develop abilities of the Georgian Government to combat irregular migration and cross-border crime.
At an event hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the EU together with project implementer International Organization for Migration (IOM) have donated 30 all-terrain vehicles to the MIA Border Police. The vehicles are part of a larger package of 40 vehicles, 10 of which were donated in November 2020. This transport will contribute to improving detection of illegal activities at the borders and enhance patrolling, as well as response capabilities of border guards.
Georgian law enforcement bodies study investigative methods to counter the facilitation of irregular stay in the EU
On 7-8 April 2021, 22 Georgian criminal police investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia convened in Tbilisi to participate in a course hosted by IOM as part of the EU-funded project “Sustaining Border Management and Migration Governance in Georgia (SBMMG)”.
IOM Georgia Hosts Diaspora Economic Forum to Support Economic Advancement
27 February 2021 - Diaspora Economic Forum brought together over 200 diaspora representative, Individual Businesses, State Agencies, International Organizations, Business Cluster Management Organizations, Local and International Financial Institutions and Industry Leaders. The forum was organized with the EU support, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Administration of the President of Georgia, State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Migration Agency, Mission to Georgia.
The forum began with the official opening session where the participants were welcomed by Salome Zourabichvili, David Zalkaliani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Beka Odisharia, The Chair of the Diaspora and Caucasus Issues Committee, Parliament of Georgia, Catalin Gherman, Deputy Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, Renate Held, IOM Regional Director, Vienna, Austria and Sabine Machl, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia.
IOM conducts “Training course on Greek documents” for the benefit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
On 24 February 2021, in the framework of the EU-funded project – “Sustaining Border Management and Migration Governance in Georgia (SBMMG)”, IOM conducted a half-day training course on the detection of falsified and counterfeit Greek travel and ID documents for the benefit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
Government Representatives Discuss Latest EU/Schengen Visa-Free Travel Developments during IOM’s Live Session HOME
On 11 February, IOM hosted a live session on the Facebook page “Visa-Free to Europe” to provide the public with information on the latest developments on the visa-free travel for citizens of Georgia to the EU/Schengen countries. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs introduced the recent legal amendments in force since 1 January 2021 on the checks that are implemented at Georgia’s border crossing points to ensure that all Georgians travelling to the EU through visa free regime comply with the Schengen regulation requirements.