27 May 2021 – 4th PaCT Steering Group Meeting

27 May 2021 – 4th PaCT Steering Group Meeting

The discussions of the fourth (online) session of the PaCT Steering Group focused on developing approaches for enhancing the functionality of the National Referral Mechanisms (NRMs) as well as implementation of mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) measures in the reception centers and shelters for victims of trafficking in human beings. The discussions were based on the key findings of a research and expert assessments on above-mentioned topics, presented by GIZ Project team. The Steering Group contemplated the way forward

20 May 2021 – Promotion of the ICMPD Practitioner’s Guide for Developing Strategies against Trafficking in Human Beings and Action Plans

20 May 2021 – Promotion of the ICMPD Practitioner’s Guide for Developing Strategies against Trafficking in Human Beings and Action Plans

The Practitioner’s Guide for Developing Strategies against Trafficking in Human Beings and Action Plans is a product of the regional project for “Preventing and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings – PaCT”, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ and MARRI as strategic partner. The overall objective of the Practitioner’s Guide is supporting THB Coordinators and anti-trafficking stakeholders in the process of development of Strategies and Action Plans for preventing and combatting

18 May 2021 – Meeting of the MARRI Border Management Police Network

18 May 2021 – Meeting of the MARRI Border Management Police Network

Budva – In line with the priorities of Montenegro Presidency-in-Office in the area of border management, MARRI Regional Centre organised a meeting for high officials of Border Police in the MARRI Participants to exchange of information about the current state of play regarding the migration flows and share ideas for cooperation in addressing the common challenges at regional level. Key topics of the discussion were the influence of Covid19 on migration, regulating the safe cross-border movements and required measures for

27-28 April 2021 – Workshop on Developing a Joint Understanding of the Digital Transformation Process

27-28 April 2021 – Workshop on Developing a Joint Understanding of the Digital Transformation Process

As both, migration and digitalization are global trends which will significantly shape the social, economic and political patterns in the coming decades, the RC Director Mr. Sashko Kocev took a new initiative and proposed a Digital Agenda which will include a digital transformation of the organizational activities, tools, processes, competencies and models, to fully balance the changes and opportunities in a strategic and prioritized way. A comprehensive background INFORMATION from the Integrated Expert Mr. Christoph von Harsdorf (GIZ PMD) served

24 March 2021 – Meeting of the MARRI Heads of Asylum Departments Network

24 March 2021 – Meeting of the MARRI Heads of Asylum Departments Network

In line with the Priorities of the Montenegro Presidency-in-Office, MARRI Regional Centre organized the first semiannual meeting of the Heads of Asylum Departments Network, which gathered asylum experts from the Ministries of Interior/Security of MARRI Participants as well as representatives from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta.  Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this session of the Asylum Network was organized online via Zoom. On behalf of the Presidency-in-Office, the opening remarks were delivered by MARRI Participant Representative

9 February 2021 – The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Skopje in an official visit to MARRI Regional Centre

9 February 2021 – The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Skopje in an official visit to MARRI Regional Centre

Skopje – Exchange of views about the regional priorities when it comes to migration and MARRI’s role in the overall efforts to improve the mechanisms for orderly migration, were the main topics for discussion during the first official visit of the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Skopje, H.E. Mr. Dragan Jacimovic to the MARRI Regional Centre. The Embassy’s Counsellor Mr. Damir Masic and Bosnia and Herzegovina Representative to MARRI RC, Dr. Ankica Tomic also attended the meeting. The occasion provided an

OPEN CALL – Migration Data and Policy Analyst

OPEN CALL – Migration Data and Policy Analyst

As part of IOM’s institutional support to MARRI within IPA II Project “Support to Protection-sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey”, IOM is announcing an open call for the position Migration Data and Policy Analyst. The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of tasks related to collection, analysis, and publication of migration-related data in the Western Balkans. The Migration Data and Policy Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the MARRI RC Director, overall supervision of

OPEN CALL – Director, MARRI Regional Centre

OPEN CALL – Director, MARRI Regional Centre

The Montenegro Presidency-in-Office of MARRI wishes to recruit an experienced person to serve as Director of MARRI Regional Centre in Skopje, with staring date of August 1, 2021.  The post is offered to the MARRI Participants (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo*) on a secondment basis. The vacancy is opened from 31 January until 1 April 2021 and the applications should be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Directorate General for Multilateral Affairs, and

15-16 December 2020 – Regional Conference “Tuning migration procedures to Covid-19: Good practices and way forward”

15-16 December 2020 – Regional Conference “Tuning migration procedures to Covid-19: Good practices and way forward”

On the occasion of launching the findings of the regional Analysis of COVID-19 influence on migration in the MARRI Participants in the areas of irregular migration, trafficking in human beings and asylum, MARRI RC organised a virtual Regional Conference “Tuning migration procedures to Covid-19: Good practices and way forward” where policy makers, practitioners, service providers and other key migration stakeholders discussed the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the migration governance. Apart from representatives of the MARRI Participants, the conference was highly attended by

11 December 2020 – MARRI Committee Meeting

11 December 2020 – MARRI Committee Meeting

The mid-term MARRI Committee Meeting under the Montenegro Chairmanship was virtually attended by the MARRI Committee members, Coordinators, Participants’ Representatives at the Regional Centre and the MARRI RC staff. The opening remarks of the Ambassador Veljko Milonjic on behalf of the Precedency-in-Office, were followed by the address of MARRI RC Director Sashko Kocev in which he briefed about Centre’s operations and impact in the period of June-December 2020, the implemented & upcoming project activities as well as events linked to the cooperation