The first meeting of the EU-Georgia Mobility Partnership Local Cooperation Platform took place in Tbilisi
On June 9, 2017 the representatives of EU Institutions, EU Member States, Georgian authorities and international organizations discussed the mechanisms for dialogue and for monitoring of projects under the Joint Declaration on a Mobility Partnership between the European Union and Georgia. The meeting of EU-Georgia Mobility Partnership Local Cooperation Platform highlighted ongoing projects on legal migration and mobility, fighting irregular migration, reintegration and asylum.
Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, tackled the importance of the Mobility Partnership, which remains the key framework for the EU and Georgia for steering migration and mobility issues. He also referred to the need to ensure a reliable structure and mechanisms for the dialogue under the Mobility Partnership and for the monitoring of projects. The latter should ideally involve an online monitoring tool which is also available to the public.
A kick-off meeting launching a new EU-funded project under the Mobility Partnership “High Fidelity – Exercising for Asylum Procedures", a joint initiative of Georgia and Estonia, also took place after the Platform meeting.