19 – 22 October 2020 – 4th MARRI Legal Framework Reform Meeting

19 – 22 October 2020 – 4th MARRI Legal Framework Reform Meeting

The final meeting of the MARRI Legal Framework Reform Working Group was organised by Director Sashko Kocev online, under Montenegro Presidency-in-Office. The meeting was dedicated to the final revision of new draft MARRI Basic Documents, as proposed by Integrated German Expert Christoph von Harsdorf. The Reform includes a partly concluded management reform and will lead to higher functionality of MARRI, optimized processes and increased efficiency as well as to a higher output of its Regional Centre. The Legal Framework Reform

MARRI RC Internship Program

The position offers an opportunity to learn about MARRI and its internal workings as well as to perform tasks revolving around administration, search of legal documents and finance during flexible working hours and with a possibility for a remote work. The working language is English. This is a monthly paid internship of 12,000.00 MKD. The interested candidates should send CV at info@marri-rc.org.mk by 10 July 2020.  

29 – 30 June 2020 – MARRI Committee Meeting and Regional Forum

29 – 30 June 2020 – MARRI Committee Meeting and Regional Forum

For a 16th year in a row, MARRI held its Regional Forum of Ministers of Interior/ Security with the participation of high representatives from MARRI Participants’ administrations and international organizations. The Forum meeting was scheduled to take place in Prishtina but was moved online due to the global COVID – 19 outbreak – making it the first virtual high-level meeting in MARRI’s history. Day before, MARRI Regional Committee held its regular session in order to finalize documents and recommendations to

11 June 2020 – 2nd Steering Group Meeting of the Regional Project on Preventing and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans (PaCT)

11 June 2020 – 2nd Steering Group Meeting of the Regional Project on Preventing and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans (PaCT)

The meeting which was organized virtually through Microsoft Teams platform, was attended by the Coordinators for Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings in the region and representatives of PaCT project partners GIZ, MARRI and ICMPD. The main discussions of the meeting were focused on the project progress as well as the activities undertaken in accordance to the previous meeting conclusions, such as Assessment of the THB Strategies in the MARRI Participants, updating the Guidelines for their development, and organizing joint

6 May 2020 – Assistance in response of COVID-19 through PaCT Project

6 May 2020 – Assistance in response of COVID-19 through PaCT Project

Skopje – Representatives of GIZ North Macedonia and MARRI RC handed over protective equipment and sanitary products in response to COVID-19 to the Office of the Coordinator for Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings within the Ministry of Interior of North Macedonia. 150 KN95 masks, 1000 surgical masks, non-contact thermometers, antiseptic dispensers and disinfectants, 100 protective glasses and 44 boxes with gloves were delivered as assistance to the National Commission, particularly the Unit for Fight against Human Trafficking, the Transit Centre ‘Vinojug’ near Gevgelija serving as a quarantine for all

3-4 March 2020 – Brdo Process Ministerial Conference

3-4 March 2020 – Brdo Process Ministerial Conference

Ljubljana –  The ninth Brdo Process Ministerial Conference took place on 4 March 2020, in organisation of the European Affairs and International Cooperation Service of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia. The participating delegations of Western Balkan region, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, representatives of international organisations such as ICMPD, OSCE, DCAF, IISG and others, discussed the regional cooperation in the fight against trafficking in human beings, and the investigation of child sexual abuse online. The topics were chosen to