WESTERN BALKANS INTEGRATED BORDER MANAGEMENT CAPACITY BUILDING FACILITY (WBIBM)
The project “Western Balkans Integrated Border Management Capacity Building Facility (WBIBM)” implemented by IOM and financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark aims to support the authorities in the Western Balkans (WB) to effectively manage their borders and respond to border security challenges mindful of migrant protection principles.
Through this project, IOM will contribute to enhancing border management among WB authorities and supporting their effective rights-based response to border security challenges through digitalization of the identity and border management systems and procedures; building capacity in addressing document and identity fraud, including through regional trend analysis; facilitating the adoption and implementation of international standards related to passenger data (API/PNR); development of relevant policy and operational guidelines on humanitarian border management and management of ill travelers potentially ill with COVID-19 at Points of Entry (PoEs); and development of robust fundamental rights monitoring and compliance mechanisms at international borders.
The 36-month project is implemented in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia and Kosovo*, under the overall coordination and management of IOM Belgrade.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.