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

#Border Management and Security

Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan / Tajikistan / Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan
June 2015 to December 2019
European Union
Implementing Agency
Consortium of partners under the lead of the Stat Border Guard of Latvia

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