“Migrants in Countries in Crisis: Supporting an Evidence-based Approach for Effective and Cooperative State Action” (MICIC) was a 4-year European Union funded project implemented by the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in 2015-2019. The aim of the project was to improve the ability of states and other relevant stakeholders to provide assistance and protection to migrants affected by crisis situations.
In 2018-2019, in the framework of the cooperation between the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Diplomatic Institute, a training programme on Consular Crisis Management was implemented in Georgia. It provided trainings for consular staff and representatives of the Diplomatic Institute, and in close collaboration with the Ministry developed a joint action plan to help deal with crisis situations and assist migrants in the countries in crisis.
A national policy document, “The Rule of Taking Action in Crisis Situations Occurring Abroad” was developed. This document established a crisis management system to determine mechanisms of coordination between the Ministry and Georgia’s diplomatic Missions regarding crisis preparedness and response; distributed and allocated functions and responsibilities among the relevant officials both at Georgian missions abroad and at the MFA in time of crises.