Ongoing Projects

Support Programme to Integrated Border Management in Tunisia – Phase II (IBM Tunisia II)

Objective: the overall objective is to contribute to building the capacity for protection, surveillance and border control of the Tunisian border agencies, while facilitating the movement of legitimate travelers and goods.
The specific objectives are:

•    To strengthen the institutional capacity of  the Tunisian border agencies
•    To improve the efficiency and security of border agency staff
•    To reinforce the three pillars of the Integrated Border Management concept in Tunisia

The programme will support the achievement of these objectives through the implementation of the following three components:
1.    Preparation for the establishment of “Border” inter-agency training centres in the North and in the South of Tunisia.
2.    Extension of the local operational rooms of the Border Police Directorate of the General Directorate for National Security (DFE) and of the local watch of the Border Guard General Directorate of the National Guard (DGGF), as well as the creation of a Central operation Room and pilot local operational rooms for Customs.
3.    Facilitation of commercial transit and passenger crossing (extension of the “Smart Traveller” mobile Customs application.

Implementing agency: ICMPD (Tunis office)

Donor: The German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Duration: 1 December 2018 – 31 December 2019

Country: Tunisia

Project Manager: Souha Badr


Download: IBM Tunisia Phase II Factsheet

MC2CM (Mediterranean City-to-City Migration)

Background: The Mediterranean City-to-City Migration Project (MC2CM) brings together experts and cities to contribute to improved migration governance at city level, including migrants' access to basic services and human rights.

The project is funded by the European Union through the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement negotiations and co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Implemented since 2015, the project is working with the cities of Amman, Beirut, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Tangiers, Tunis, Turin and Vienna to increase the knowledge base on urban migration and nurture a peer-to-peer dialogue to support mutual learning on specific urban challenges such as social cohesion, intercultural dialogue, employment and provision of basic services for migrants, among others.

For more information, please visit the MC2CM page.


Euro-Mediterranean dialogue and cooperation on migration, mobility and international protection - EUROMED Migration IV (EMM4)

Objective: The overall objective of EUROMED Migration IV (2016-2019), a programme financed by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD, is to support EU Member States and ENI Southern Partner Countries in establishing a comprehensive, constructive and operational dialogue and co-operation framework, with a particular focus on reinforcing instruments and capacities to develop and implement evidence-based and coherent migration and international protection policies and activities.


In order to achieve this objective, EMM4 builds upon the results of the first three phases of the programme (2004-2015) and tailors its activities around two pillars: the first pillar facilitates an effective North-South and South-South regional co-operation dialogue in the area of migration and international protection-related issues (legal migration, irregular migration, migration and development and international protection). The second pillar focuses on capacity-building, applying a new outcome-oriented approach which includes sub-regional activities, tailor-made national training programmes and a targeted technical assistance package for small-scale concrete actions. Both pillars are supported by a horizontal and cross-cutting component, with a particular focus on communication through the dissemination of reliable information in order to contribute to a more balanced narrative on migration. 


For more information, please visit the EUROMED Migration IV page.


Strategic and institutional management of migration in Libya (ENPI/2014/347-020)

Objective: This action will contribute to good governance in Libya by strengthening the capacity of public institutions to effectively govern migration.

Programme activities will focus on on improving the capacities of the authorities responsible for migration governance at the central and local level and the institutional set-up for an effective migration governance system, in line with international standards and best practices to guarantee that migrants are treated with full respect of human rights and human dignity. A particular focus of the programme is also on supporting the reintegration of Libya into regional and international migration dialogues.

The overall objective is to support the Libyan administration at central and local levels as well as Libyan civil society and academia in their efforts to develop the necessary prerequisites for effective migration governance geared towards improving the management of migration flows and the living conditions of migrants in Libya.

Specific Objectives: 

1. To identify the mandates and capacities of Libyan stakeholders (central and local authorities, civil society, academia ..) in order to improve migration management

2. To assist the Libyan administration in improving the current structures, mechanisms and procedures necessary for migration governance in line with International standards and Libyan specificities and needs

3. To support Libya’s reintegration into regional and international dialogues on migration

Main Activities of Phase 2: Capacity Building and Sustainable Dialogue

Capacities and mandates of Libyan stakeholders in migration management:

  • Activity 1.1: Conducting an institutional audit and capacity assessment of the various governmental bodies in charge of migration, as well as civil society and academia
  • Activity 1.2: Operational Capacity Building of Civil Society organisations (CSO) on e.g. Relations and networks between CSOs, Business plans, Project development, Access to donor funding

Strengthening Migration Governance:

  • Activity 2.1: Capacity Building for the Libyan central administration on migration governance via the definition of a migration governance curriculum.
  • Activity 2.2: Promotion of a national dialogue on migration building bridges between Libyan universities, the central and local administration and civil society.

Libya’s reintegration into regional and international dialogues on migration:

  • Activity 3.1: Support to the Libyan authorities for their participation at regional and international dialogues on migration.
  • Activity 3.2: Support to greater coordination between the Libyan authorities and EU Delegation to Libya on efforts to address Libya’s gaps and needs, opportunities and challenges via the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and potentially other EU-funded programmes.

Donor: European Commission

Implementing agency: ICMPD

Duration: June 2016 – July 2020 

Country: Libya

ContactsE-mail ; Telephone: +216 31 342 053  

Support to the Mobility Partnership (MP) between the EU and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (JEMPAS)

The objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Mobility Partnership between the EU and Jordan with a specific focus on strengthening the capacity of the government to develop and implement their national migration policy.

JEMPAS is a technical assistance project with the overall aim to support the implementation of the Mobility Partnership (MP) between the EU and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan . Both parties signed the MP in October 2014.

For more information, please visit the JEMPAS webpage.


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

Objective: IBM Lebanon assists the Lebanese border agencies to secure and control borders; increase security of citizens; promote regional stability and facilitate trade, development and human contact. IBM Lebanon supports in the following ways:

  • Definition and implementation of a national IBM Strategy leading to development of an IBM Action Plan that lays out concrete activities, responsibilities, time plans and identifies the necessary resources.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures, the supply of border management equipment and linkages to databases.
  • Upgrading of border management training systems through the update of curricula and training material, the training of trainers and the implementation of national training/development capacity.
  • Increasing public awareness regarding border management through outreach activities, workshops and publication of information.

Summary: 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.

This first phase of IBM Lebanon aimed to provide support through four operational modules. The first module supported the implementation of a National IBM Strategy by developing an IBM Action Plan. The second module developed standard operating procedures at BCP, provided equipment and links to databases. Module number three supported training systems by updating curricula and training materials and by training trainers from among national staff. The fourth module aimed to increase public awareness concerning border management through outreach activities and by publishing information on the roles of border agencies, and on the rights and obligations of travellers and traders when crossing international borders.

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, mobilization of technical expertise and implementation of standard operating procedures.

In 2017, the programme organized 14 study visits to 9 countries for 56 participants, and 30 training for 1386 participants:

Additionally, the programme will inaugurate by mid-2018 a border management training centre at Rayak Air Base. The centre represents an important step towards developing the capacities of the Lebanese Armed Forces Land Border Regiments and the other agencies benefiting from IBM support in Lebanon. It will ensure sustainability of training, facilitate the exchange of experiences between all those who attend, ensure uniformity of training and the development of cooperation and collaboration between States, organizations and state agencies to counter the global threat of transnational terrorism and organized crime.

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

Implementing Agency: 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  

Downloads: Full project description (PDF)