The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a 4-day course for 20 participants from the Jordanian Public Security Directorate in Aqaba in Jordan from 11  to 14 December, 2017 within the framework of the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a training of trainers (ToT) for 15 members of the Directorate General of the Lebanese Civil Defense (LCD) on emergency procedures, within the framework of the technical assistance project Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) held an international conference on "Travel documents security – past and the future" at the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Officers Club in Manara, on 12 and 13 December 2017; within the framework of the technical assistance project Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development-ICMPD organized a seminar on forged travel and identification documents on November 28 November 2017 in its office in Beirut within the framework of the EU - funded technical assistance project Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon)

The rehabilitation of the training centre for integrated border management at the Rayak Air Base in the Beqaa area has made significant strides since it was first launched on March 28th, 2017 by the EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Mr. Johannes Han.

Recently, a practical test of the Contingency Plan for Emergencies at Borders was held for all agencies and Lebanese Red cross at the Masna’a border crossing point. The scenario chosen concerned a significant explosion at the border crossing point as it would provide a significant test and training opportunity for all agencies taking part. It was agreed only 24hrs previously to allow a minimal amount of preparation, thus increasing realism. The introduction of a secondary or further explosions was considered and discounted on security and logistical reasons. As the evidence of both the timeline and activity charts confirmed, all agencies carried out their expected roles in a highly effective and combined manner.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a study visit to the Netherlands from 6 to 11 November 2017 for 9 officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) units involved in border management, within the framework of the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a study visit (SV) to Romania (16 - 20 November 2017) on inter-agency and international cooperation on land and sea border crossing points (BCPs), for 4 officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the Directorate General of the General Security (GS), the Internal Security Forces (ISF), and the Lebanese Customs Administration (LCA).

2 officers from General Security (GS) delivered training in Cyprus (24-26 October 2017) on the security features for Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese travel documents (passports, ID cards, renewing stickers, forged passports) for 17 officers from the United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas - SBA (Customs & Immigration and Police) and 26 Republic of Cyprus police officers from the Aliens & Immigration section (including from Larnaca and Paphos airports).