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Georgia: Strengthening knowledge on EU/ Schengen visa regulations

March 1, 2016

A training seminar on EU/Schengen visa regulations has recently taken place in Tbilisi, Georgia for the country’s civil servants, relevant experts as well as non-governmental organisations active in the field of migration, reports the Eastern Partnership Panel for Migration and Asylum. The event aimed to provide participants with the necessary information on visa-free travel with the EU, serving as an integral component of the Georgian government’s single information campaign in this field.
The event focused on the legal framework of the single EU (Schengen) visa policy and existing practices, general procedures for processing visa applications and the Visa Information System. It also touched upon the rules of the visa-free regime with the EU and instruments to plan and calculate the number of days for legal stay in the Schengen area (the so-called ‘Schengen calculator’).
The training was organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development in cooperation with Georgia’s Secretariat of the State Commission on Migration Issues as part of the EU-funded “Enhancing Georgia’s Migration Management” (ENIGMMA) project. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EaP Panel for Migration and Asylum –web-site
International Centre for Migration Policy Development –web-site 
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre web-page -Georgia
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