EU to assist Georgia in migration and border management
Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan.24
By Nana Kirtzkhalia -Trend:
Georgia will take another step towards visa free travel to the Schengen area through an EU-funded project which will help to increase the capacity of the Georgian authorities in the field of integrated border management and migration.
The new project on 'Strengthening the capacity of the Georgian Government in border management and migration regulation' which was launched in Tbilisi by the EU Delegation to Georgia, will be implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the EU Delegation to Georgia said in its statement on Jan.24.
The project seeks to empower the Georgian Government in the field of integrated border management and migration in accordance with relevant agreements between the EU and Georgia with action plans and in particular the Action Plan on relaxing the visa system, the statement said.
During the project, the IOM will perform a complex and holistic combination of adapted capacity building activities to assist the Georgian authorities to strengthen the regulatory framework of border security and migration management, as well as institutional approaches in accordance with EU standards.
The project on 'Strengthening the capacity of the Georgian Government in border management and migration regulation' is funded by the framework of Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation Programme and is designed to run for 42 months.
Translated by M.L.
Edited by S.M.