Welcome to MARRI RC website,

Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative is unique regional structure, consisted of six Participants:

  • Albania
  • North Macedonia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Serbia
  • Montenegro and
  • Kosovo*[i]

Our mandate is to promote closer regional cooperation and common, comprehensive and harmonized approach of MARRI Participants in areas of:

  • migration,
  • asylum,
  • border control,
  • trafficking in human beings,
  • visa regime,
  • integration and return of refugees

with the ambition to reach international and European standards in these areas.

The main scope is to provide free and well managed movement of persons in Western Balkans, contributing that way to development and stability of our region.

Main bodies of MARRI are as follows:

  • Forum of Ministers,
  • Committee and
  • Regional Center

We also have four sector networks:

  • Border management police network here,
  • Cooperation on readmission network,
  • Coordinators for prevention of trafficking in human beings network¬†here,
  • Heads of Asylum Departments network here.

Mission of the Regional Center in Skopje is to act as Executive Secretariat of MARRI and focal point for consultations, dialogue, trainings, information exchange, capacity building and other activities agreed by Participants.

Our motto is: MARRI RC – the catalyst of Western Balkans response to migration, asylum and refugees challenges.


[i] This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence

Agreement Regarding Regional Representation and Cooperation