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Panel Meeting on Integrated Border Management took place in Odessa

On 27-28 September 2018, the Panel Meeting on Integrated Border Management was held in Odessa. The event was hosted by Ukraine (State Border Guard Service) with the support of the European Commission (DG HOME), European External Action Service and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission in Ukraine under the framework of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Panel on Migration, Mobility and Integrated Border Management.

The Panel Meeting provided an occasion to discuss the recent developments in the field of Integrated Border Management (IBM) both in the EU and the EaP states; to consider cooperation in the framework of the European Border Surveillance system (EUROSUR) and cooperation in the field of customs, notably, the support currently being provided to the EU Member States through the Customs Eastern and South-Eastern Land Border Expert Team (CELBET) initiative and the possible modalities of cooperation between the CELBET and EaP countries; to discuss the IBM concept, as it is understood by the EU, the importance of the strategic approach to IBM and the current challenges in the process of developing and implementing the IBM in partner countries; to exchange best practices of cooperation in the field of border security and to reflect on the modalities of continued EU support in the area of IBM.

For more information and meeting materials please follow the link.

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