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

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

Provision of Equipment and Infrastructure for the Bagratashen–Sadakhlo Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia and Enhancement of Their Capacities (BSIBM)

Objective: The project's overall objective is to introduce European standards of integrated border management at the BagratashenSadakhlo Border Crossing Point on the Armenia-Georgia border with the ultimate goal of facilitating trade and transit and enhancing the movement of people across the border.

Implementing Agencies: UNDP in partnership with ICMPD

Donor: European Union

Duration: January 2014June 2015

Countries: Armenia and Georgia

Support to the Creation of an Electronic System of Pre-arrival Information Exchange between the Customs Authorities of Belarus and Ukraine (PRINEX)

Objective: The project will facilitate the movement of goods and means of transport across the common borders of UA and BY.

Implementing Agency: IOM in lead; ICMPD is an implementing partner

Donor: European Union

Duration: April 2013April 2016

Countries: Belarus and Ukraine

Eastern Partnership Cooperation in the Fight against Irregular Migration – Supporting the Implementation of the Prague Process Action Plan (EaP-SIPPAP)

Objective: The project contributed to strategic and operational cooperation in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region in the field of cross-border crime prevention, with a special focus on irregular migration. Further information about the project and its outcomes are available on the project website.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Ministry of Interior of Hungary (Lead Agency)

Donor: European Union

Duration: April 2013–31 July 2015

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

Strengthening the Surveillance Capacity on the Green and Blue Border between the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine (SURCAP)

Objective: The overall objective of the project was to strengthen surveillance capacity at the green and blue borders between Belarus and Ukraine.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Partner: International Organization for Migration

Donor: European Union

Duration: May 2012November 2014

Countries: Belarus and Ukraine

SEFRO I – Activities Related to Border Security Matters

Objective: As part of the EU-funded regional programme 'Seguridad Fronteriza-Border Security' (SEFRO), ICMPD provided SEFRO/SICA with the necessary support services to design, organise and hold various meetings (at a bilateral and regional level) between national and regional institutions involved in border security. It aimed to ensure national, bilateral and regional inter-institutional coordination, as well as the planning, monitoring and assessment of operational activities. Monitoring visits at priority border crossings took place and several studies were carried out on different topics. Specifically, the project provided:

  • assistance in strengthening integrated border management from a tourism perspective at several border crossing points (includes visits to BCPs, evaluation of protocols to improve border crossing for tourists and communication activities)
  • four studies: 1) IT connectivity and integration of migration services 2) human trafficking (evaluate indicators to measure trafficking in the region and make recommendations) 3) feasibility study to design the Regional Migration School 4) evaluation of the CA-4 Free Movement Concept
  • capacity building for police directorates and capacity building on the local level regarding gender and prevention of violence at borders
  • exchange of experiences and good practices on border management in Central America
  • organisation of regional meetings of the National Commissions for Border Security
  • capacity building for customs agencies on IBM
  • exchange of experiences on the application of SIMMEL and APIS.
Implementing Agency: ICMPD

ACE consultores (Spain), GRUPO CESA (Guatemala)

Donor: European Union via SICA/SEFRO

Duration: October 2013October 2014