Specific area: HO - Consular Affairs
Duration: December 2021 - July 2023
Georgia’s first response to the COVID-19 outbreak in spring 2020 was positively assessed by some European countries and the European Commission. Adequate crisis preparedness and early preventive measures by the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions played a crucial role in ensuring effective assistance to fellow nationals and mitigation of the negative consequences. However, these measures could be improved with the training of consular staff on how to deal with migration in times of crisis.
It is in this context that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consular Department) of Georgia requested support from MIEUX+ to contribute to an effective and coordinated assistance and protection of migrants in times of crisis, including health emergencies. The MIEUX+ team and experts strengthened the capacities and knowledge of consular staff and diplomats on crisis management and updated relevant policies and capacity development material.