EU supports Ukrainian border management agencies in securing their operation

The European Union through its project “EU Support to Strengthening Integrated Border Management in Ukraine” handed over personal protective equipment, including helmets and ballistic vests, to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine for a total worth over EUR 977,000


EU reinforces the surveillance capacity of Ukrainian border guards

The EU-funded project “EU4IBM-Resilience” supplied surveillance equipment to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine for a total worth of almost EUR 500,000


Canine teams of the State Customs Service improve detection skills

The EU-funded project “EU4IBM-Resilience” supported a two-week specialized training of advanced level for 10 canine teams from the State Customs Service of Ukraine



International Centre for Migration Policy Development has a long history of cooperation with Ukraine, which began back in 1995. Many joint projects have been implemented, cooperation continues at the multilateral and bilateral levels



The focus of the project is to support reforms aimed at bringing Ukraine's border management system closer to EU standards and best practices in accordance with the Strategy of Integrated Border Management of Ukraine dated of 24 July 2019



The project is aimed at increasing the resilience of Ukrainian border control agencies during wartime, as well as at supporting further reforms of the border management system

Ukraine is a priority partner of the European Union

Ukraine is a priority partner of the European Union. The signing of the Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, in 2014 opened a new chapter in the relations between the EU and Ukraine.

The implementation of the Agreement bring about closer cooperation in the sphere of politics and security and gradual economic integration of Ukraine into the EU single market. The agreement also offers a roadmap for reforms in Ukraine, including the introduction of European standards and best practices

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The European Union pays great attention to cooperation and coordination among border management agencies, as well as information exchange and joint risk analysis both between the EU Member States and with third countries, specifically with our immediate neighbours. Together, we are moving towards the moment when borders will be perceived not as a tool of division but rather as a means of connection and security

— Xavier Camus

Head of the Good Governance and Democratization Section

Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

Integrated Border Management in Ukraine is a coordinated activity of the competent state agencies aimed at creating and maintaining a balance between ensuring the appropriate level of border security and maintaining the openness of the state border for legal cross-border cooperation as well as for travelers.

The security of the country, the development of its economy and human potential depend on the effectiveness of state border management. Building an efficient system of state border management will contribute to cross-border cooperation, increase of revenues of national and local budgets, tourism and simplification of other forms of legal movement of persons, services and goods. At the same time, state borders should be closed for all types of illegal activities that threaten the stability of the country and its neighbours.

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The EU4IBM project team includes international technical assistance professionals and subject matter experts from Ukraine and the European Union who work on a daily basis to support the border management agencies of Ukraine in the time of war, as well as to further assist in the implementation of national reforms that bring the Ukrainian border management system closer to the standards and best practices of integrated border management. Support our work by sharing our official page on social networks

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