Migration, Asylum and Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) was established in 2004. It is a unique mechanism dealing with these three areas in the Region. Our motto is to act as advocate and be catalyst of the Western Balkans Six interests and responses to the challenges related to our field of competence.

Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo are Participants of the Initiative. It has Forum of Interior Ministers, committee where foreign ministries are represented with their high officials (mostly Deputy Foreign Ministers for multilateral and regional affairs) and Network of National Coordinators. MARRI has Regional Centre seated in Skopje, where Participants are represented by MARRI Officials – specialists for fields of competence selected by the most experienced public servants employed at interior or foreign ministries. Director of MARRI RC is selected at the competition announced every three years. His/her crucial role is to manage RC and act as Executive Secretary of the Forum and Committee Coordinator.

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