Completed Projects

Support Programme to Integrated Border Management in Tunisia (IBM Tunisia)

Objectives: To support the modernisation and contribute to the strengthening of the capacities of the national institutions in charge of border management in Tunisia.

The specific objectives are: 

1. To support the implementation of a coordinated national policy on integrated border management in order to contribute to the strengthening of the capacities of the national authorities in the fight against transnational crime and the prevention of irregular migration;

2. To support the modernisation and the strengthening of the national authorities in charge of border control at the land, sea and air Border Crossing Points and in charge of surveillance of the blue and green borders.    

Donors: EC, Swiss Secretary of State for Migration

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Duration: May 2015 - January 2019

Country: Tunisia 

Project Manager: Rebecca Adeline 

Downloads: IBM Tunisia Factsheet

Eastern Partnership (EaP) Integrated Border Management Capacity Building Project (EaP IBM CaBuiPro)

Objective: The overall objective is to facilitate the movement of persons and goods across borders in the six Eastern Partnership countries, while at the same time maintaining secure borders through the enhancement of cooperation at national, cross-border and international levels.

IBM is the template for border management that has been adopted by the European Union for the management of its own external borders, and also the model the EU recommends to the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Integrated Border Management (IBM) Capacity Building Project is a European Union-funded project that is part of the EaP/IBM Flagship Initiative. It supports the implementation of IBM across borders in the six EaP countries according to European best practices. The project focuses on capacity building and enhancing the training capacities of the immediate project beneficiaries – the national agencies in each EaP country that are involved in border management, such as border police and customs. Those who will ultimately benefit from improved border management include travellers and commercial operators crossing borders, as well as people in need of special protection such as asylum seekers, potential victims of human trafficking, and unaccompanied minors.

Donor: the European Union

Implementing Agency: the project is implemented by Frontex – the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – in cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and ICMPD. 

Duration: 1 July 2014 - 31 December 2018

Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

Website: EaP IBM CaBuiPro Website

Technical Assistance for Improving Administrative Capacity of Border Management at Local Level (IBM-LOC-CAP)

Objective: The overall objective of this project is to achieve the EU overall strategic goal of open and secure borders by developing and strengthening Turkey’s institutional capacity for alignment with EU integrated border management policy. 

The specific objectives are to:
  • Raise awareness and increase capacity in civil administration, notably district governors responsible for border management issues on local level, on border management;
  • Promote an enabling environment for comprehensive IBM among civil administrators through sustainable training approach and methodology.
Implementing Agency: ICMPD 

: European Union (IPA-I)

Duration: October 2016 – March 2018

: Turkey  

Better coordination of protection of the land border between Georgia and Azerbaijan (Ge Az IBM)

Objective: The overall objective of the project is to improve the operational capacities of the border agencies of Azerbaijan and Georgia by organising and carrying out coordinated operations at the green border, leading to an eventual positive impact on overall security in the region and in the whole European Neighbourhood. More specifically, the project seeks to:

  • support the institutional development and capacity building of the Georgian Border Police and State Border Service of Azerbaijan, including building capacity to conduct coordinated and joint actions and exchange of information as appropriate
  • improve the operational capacities of the Georgian Border Police and State Border Service of Azerbaijan through provision of better infrastructure and modern technology.
Implementing Agency: UNDP in partnership with ICMPD

Donor: European Union

Duration: November 2014September 2017

Countries: Georgia and Azerbaijan

Border Management and Border Communities in the Sahel region

Objective: The overall objective of the action is to support the development and initial implementation of strategies to improve interaction of legitimate State border management authorities with local population. in three trans-boundary areas of the Sahel. Specifically, that the ICMPD action provides trainings and technical assistance on border management to the agencies involved in the border management of the five Sahel countries to ensure that involvement of border communities is developed into policy and plans for the three selected trans-boundary areas:

  • Mauritania – Mali border (area of Bassikounou)
  • Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger (Liptakoa-Gourma ‘triangle’
  • Niger-Chad (Lake Chad)
Implementing Agency: UNDP in partnership with ICMPD

: Government of Japan

Duration: July 2015 – July 2016

: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger

Developing National Capacity for Integrated Border Management (IBM) in Lebanon

Objective: The overall objective of the project is to develop and implement an IBM system in Lebanon. 

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donor: European Union

Duration: October 2012September 2015

Country: Lebanon

Strengthening Surveillance and Bilateral Coordination Capacity among the Common Border between the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine (SURCAP II)

Objective: This project aims to contribute to the enhancement of security levels on the BelarusianUkrainian border; to help improve international cooperation between the border services of the two beneficiary countries; and to help the beneficiary countries increase legal trade and, as a consequence, tax revenue.

Implementing Agency: International Organization for Migration in lead; ICMPD is an implementing partner

Donor: European Union


Countries: Belarus and Ukraine