Ongoing Projects

Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon - Phase II (IBM Lebanon II)

Objective: IBM Lebanon aims to provide support to the Lebanese authorities in securing and controlling borders, increasing the security of its citizens, promoting regional stability and facilitating trade, development and human contact.

The second and current phase of IBM Lebanon strives to support strengthening the resilience of Lebanon’s security institutions to withstand internal and external pressures and shocks, and to reinforce the role they can play as drivers of stability and national cohesion.

There will be continued and intensified support to the implementation of the jointly developed and agreed IBM Strategy. The first module will further develop action planning and coordination at strategic and operational levels. Module two will assist border management co-ordination capabilities by supporting dedicated operation rooms, risk analysis, early warning, pre-arrival and analysis systems. The third module concerns development of agency systems for on-going enhancement of operational capacity, through support to training systems, infrastructure and equipment. Module four will support systems for the establishment and maintenance of professional standards in border management. The final module focuses on implementation of a ‘state-of-the-art’ border management IT system, through the supply of telecommunications equipment, software and hardware, mobilisation of technical expertise and implementation of standard operating procedures.

Donor: The programme is funded by the European Union and supported by the Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark  

Implementing Agency: ICMPD (in collaboration with 5 beneficiary agencies: the Lebanese Armed Forces; the Internal Security Forces, the Directorate General of the General Security, the Directorate General of the Lebanese Civil Defence, and the Lebanese Customs Administration)

Duration: January 2016 – December 2018

Country: Lebanon

Project Manager: Mr. Rami Bathish 

Website: IBM Lebanon Website 

Downloads: IBM Lebanon 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


Border Management Programme in Central Asia - Phase 9 (BOMCA 9)

Objective: The overall wider objective is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of border management in Central Asia by introducing advanced elements of the Integrated Border Management (IBM), assisting governments in developing and reforming their migration governance, mobility and trade facilitation policies, strengthening capacities of Border and Migration Agencies, and, thus contributing to the security and economic development at national and regional levels.

The specific objectives are to:

  • To sustain institutional development in the transition to more effective and efficient methods of border management, replicating best practices of the IBM paradigm
  • To develop legal and procedural instruments, as well as advanced practices to manage regular and irregular migration at borders, in compliance with international norms and standards
  • To introduce measures to increase the efficiency of border checks and procedures facilitating licit trade and transit of goods and countering various forms of smuggling

Implementing Agency: Consortium of partners under the lead of the Stat Border Guard of Latvia

Donor: European Union 

Duration: June 2015 - 14 December 2019

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Website: BOMCA's Website


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 - September 2018

Country: Tunisia 

Project Manager: Rebecca Adeline 

Downloads: IBM Tunisia Factsheet