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

EU Support to Law Enforcement

Objective: The overall objective was to contribute to bringing BiH’s law enforcement institutions up to the level required for EU accession.

Summary: The project built upon manifold actions in the police sector, particularly by the EU, that address the operational fragmentation of BiH law enforcement agencies and the operational capabilities of the law enforcement community for an effective fight against organised crime, terrorism and corruption.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Partners: The Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Slovenia, the Police Academy of the Federal State of Brandenburg and the Ministry of Interior of Hungary

Donor: European Union

Duration: May 2012June 2014

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Border Management in Central Asia (BOMCA) Phase VIII

Objectives: The overall objectives of the project were: 1) to help increase security in the Central Asian region, 2) to contribute toward the facilitation of legitimate trade and transit and 3) reduce the illicit movement of goods and people. The project supported Central Asian countries with the implementation of the principles and practices of a European Integrated Border Management (IBM) concept in their border management strategies and action plans. In addition, it enhanced the professional skills of law enforcement officers working at borders through a series of trainings and workshops.

Implementing Agency: UNDP in partnership with ICMPD

Donor: European Union

Duration: October 2011June 2014

Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan     

SEFRO II – Evaluation of the Current Situation at 19 BCPs, Ports and Airports of Central American States regarding the IBM Concept and IT Connectivity

Objective: The project evaluated 19 BCPs, several ports and airports in terms of the IBM concept and to evaluate their IT connectivity needs. There is a need for greater connectivity, integrated border management and better information sharing, as well as improved coordination between all stakeholders in the field of border security. At the end of the project, SEFRO/SICA received a study of each BCP and a general study in which both the IT connectivity needs and the needs for implementing the IBM concept were stressed. These studies will contribute towards strengthening border security (internal and peripheral boundaries) in the Central American region and possibly influence future planning of activities in this field.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

European Union via SICA/SEFRO

Duration: October 2013April 2014

Algeria: Strengthening the Protection of Migrants and the Capacities of Mixed Migration Flows Management

Objective: The objective of the project was the enhancement of the protection of migrants and the strengthening of the capacities of Algeria to deal with mixed migratory flows. The website of the project can be accessed here.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donors/Partners: European Union and Switzerland

Duration: January 2011December 2013

Country: Algeria

Enhancement of Border Management Capabilities at the Ninotsminda - Bavra Border Crossing Point (NBIBM)

Objectives: The project introduced European standards of integrated border management at the Bavra-Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point on the Armenia-Georgia border to facilitate trade and the movement of people across the border.

Implementing Agency: UNDP in partnership with ICMPD

Donor: European Union

Duration: January 2013October 2013

Countries: Armenia and Georgia

Study on EU Support for Integrated Border Management in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LAC IBM)

Objective: The project aims to support the European Commission Directorate DEVCO G and other relevant EU services in preparing possible future EU assistance to the development of integrated border management in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

Summary: Specifically, the project will carry out an independent study on the main characteristics (general features, strengths and weaknesses) and needs of the border management systems in the LAC region, as well as of the support provided so far in this area by the EU and other relevant donors. It will also provide a set of concrete recommendations on the objectives and types of activities that could be envisaged by the EU in terms of possible future support in this area in the LAC region. This support would address, in particular, the regional/sub-regional level under the DCI and also cover an analysis on possible implementation options.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donor: European Union

Duration: November 2012October 2013

Countries: Brazil, El Salvador, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Uruguay