Integrated Border Management at Bagratashen-Sadakhlo


Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

The Integrated Border Management at Bagratashen-Sadakhlo, implemented under the European Union Eastern Partnership Flagship, is part of the European Union’s assistance to the South Caucasus countries in introducing the principles of Integrated Border Management.

The initiative was funded by the European Union and Government of Georgia and implemeted by the United Nations Development Programm (UNDP). 

What We Do

The project assisted the governments of Armenia and Georgia to reduce barriers for trade, transit and movement of people across the Bagratashen-Sadakhlo Border Crossing Point, tackle smuggling and trafficking, increase professionalism of border and customs officers, and promote cooperation between border management agencies of the two countries.


  • A number of strategic documents, legislative acts and international agreements developed and endorsed, including for the Border Management Strategy of Georgia for 2014-2018.
  • The IBM benchmarks of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan with the European Union successfully completed.
  • The Bagratashen-Sadakhlo Border Crossing Point fully equipped with the modern border management equipment.
  • More than 1,000 border and customs officers trained.

Who finances it

European Union US$ 1,929,416
Government of Georgia US$    385,054


2014 US$ 391 273.96
2013 US$ 15,682.19
Start date:
December 2013
End date:
December 2015
Geographical coverage:
Georgia, Armenia
Border management agencies of Armenia and Georgia
Euro 4.3 million
Funded by:
European Union
Funded by the European Union


Contact Information

71 Abashidze Street
+995 32 2204102
Tbilisi Georgia

Contact Person

Nikoloz Samkharadze
Project Manager

Contact Person in UNDP

Natia Natsvlishvili
Assistant Resident Representative