In April 2021, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) entered into its tenth phase. Today, BOMCA is the flagship and largest EU-funded Programme in the region with an overall budget of EUR 21.65 million and an implementing period of 54 months.
Since its launch in 2003, the various phases of the BOMCA Programme have focused on capacity building and institutional development, developing trade corridors and the facilitation of trade, improving border management systems and eliminating drug trafficking across the Central Asia region. Each new phase of BOMCA was designed to gradually build upon and consolidate the results achieved during the preceding phases.
It is aimed at increasing security and stability in the region by fostering sustainable economic development through integrated border management. The current phase will also support cross-border cooperation and seek to improve living conditions for people residing in the border areas of Central Asia.