For two weeks, from 29 November to 3 December, and from 13 to 17 December, the EU4IBM Project, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), held strategic sessions on the development of new Integrated Border Management (IBM) Strategy Action Plan for 2023-2025.
During the sessions facilitated by EU4IBM expert, the representatives of IBM actors, international organizations, civil society and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine had the opportunity to discuss the urgent challenges and needs in the IBM field. The World Cafe methodology used to host the dialogue included, among other things, an introductory overview of the existing issues faced by each involved IBM actor, aimed at a deeper understanding of the specific operation of each service or agency and contributing to the strengthening of interagency cooperation.
A separate goal of the strategic sessions was to develop indicators for achieving the goals and objectives that have been set, with further planned determination of their basic (where we are now) and target (where we are going) indicators.
It is worth mentioning that the strategic sessions coincided with the completion of the methodology for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the IBM Strategy and the implementation of the Action Plan, which will allow monitoring the progress, identifying risks and developing ways to prevent and minimize their impact more effectively.