This regional dialogue aims to bring together practitioners and from air, land and water borders from the six MARRI Participants, as well as representatives from relevant EU and international stakeholders to access the current state of play with regard to smuggling of migrants amidst the increased migration flow along the Western Balkans Route. The event also aims to examine the nexus between smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings, to consider the gender – related causes, and to inform participants on the latest digital tools used by the smugglers and traffickers and the possibilities for their detection.

29 – 31 March 2023 – Regional Practitioners’ Dialogue on Smuggling of Migrants by Air, Sea/Water, Land and Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans in Durres, Albania