Capacity Building in Migration Management in Iraq: Study Tours of Iraqi Governmental Officials to the Czech Republic | February – June 2006

Capacity Building in Migration Management in Iraq: Study Tours of Iraqi Governmental Officials to the Czech Republic | February – June 2006

February – June 2006

The project implemented in 2006 by IOM Prague in cooperation with IOM Iraq in Amman and funded by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Australian Government contributed to joint efforts of the Czech and Iraqi governments to enable Iraqi administration to strengthen its institutional and operational capacities in migration management development in Iraq. Three five-day study tours to the Czech Republic were organized for 28 Iraqi officials representing key ministries with migration functions and immigration experts.

The project was co-financed from resources of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Department of Bilateral Economic Relations) and through an IOM project “Capacity Building in Migration Management Programme in Iraq”, funded by the Australian Government. The project was developed in close coordination with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Department of Transformation Cooperation), and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic (Asylum and Migration Policy Department, Service of Alien and Border Police Headquarters, Police College Holešov and Refugees Facilities Administration). 

The first visit introduced senior Iraqi governmental officials representing Ministries of Interior, Displacement and Migration, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Planning Cooperation Development and Office of the Prime Minister to overall migration management system of the Czech Republic. The second tour allowed Iraqi senior and mid-level officials representing mainly the Ministry of Interior to familiarize themselves with border protection management in the Czech Republic. The third tour offered to Iraqi immigration officials a one-week practical training in detection of fraudulent and counterfeit travel documents and work with technical equipment used by Czech Alien and Border Police.


Iraqi delegation received by Mr. Tomas  Pojar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs