DSC_0679 (Large)MARRI Regional Centre organized Fourth Annual Meeting within the framework of the BORDAIRPOL II Project funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration. The meeting took place on 7 February 2018 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Representatives of the Border Police Services from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Kosovo*, Romania and Serbia attended the Meeting.

Head of the Border Police, Marinko Kocovski, opened the meeting on behalf of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia.

The objective was to present MARRI Strategy 2018-2020, MARRI RC results, ongoing reform process, current projects activities as well as result reached under BORDAIRPOL II Project. Presentation have been delivered by MARRI RC Director, Tamara Mugosa and BORDAIRPOL II Project Manager and MARRI Participant Representative of Montenegro, Selma Mehovic.

The second objective was to receive inputs for the eventual follow-up of the Project by its participants through interactive group work and discussions. Constructive work resulted in several conclusions that represent the basis for the new Project cycle and strengthening of regional cooperation in the area of border management.

Conclusions of the meeting can be found here.

The representatives of international partners from SEM, FRONTEX, INTERPOL, ICMPD, and IOM participated and contributed to successful implementation of this project activity.

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*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

BORDAIRPOL II – IV Annual Meeting for the Heads of Border Police, Commanders of international airports and Heads of the Land Border