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Consolidation of Migration and Border Management Capacities in Azerbaijan (CMBA)


The overall objective to enhance the capacities of Azerbaijani authorities in the area of migration and border management in line with relevant EU-Azerbaijan Agreements, in particular the Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements.

The specific objectives of the project were fourfold: (1) to assist in the development and establishment of an effective mechanism for the new visa regime and readmission process; (2) to strengthen legal and institutional capacity for effective migration management, including improved organizational performance and efficiency; (3) to strengthen national capacity for integrated border management (IBM) through reinforcement of border check and border surveillance procedures and operation; (4) to increase capacity in reducing and combating irregular migration and transnational crimes such as trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling.