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

Open vacancy – Strategic Development and Coordination Manager

Open vacancy – Strategic Development and Coordination Manager

MARRI RC is announcing an open call for the position of Strategic Development and Coordination Manager. In accordance with the political will of MARRI Participants and MARRI’s steering bodies, the selected candidate will be responsible for the strategic development of MARRI, functioning of the Director’s office, the internal coordination and cooperation, knowledge management and other tasks. The vacancy is opened until 2 March 2020. Terms of Reference   

Open call – Experts on Migration Statistics and Data Processes

Open call – Experts on Migration Statistics and Data Processes

In order to ensure the effective roll-out and use of the WB-MIDEX Platform, IOM hires Participant-level experts to develop Road Maps for Migration Statistics in each of the MARRI Participants. The WB – MIDEX Platform has been developed by IOM, within the EU-funded IPA II project ‘Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey’ in order to support migration management authorities of the Western Balkans in aligning their migration data frameworks, procedures and practices with EC

30 December 2019 – IOM – MARRI: Donation Agreement for Regional Migration Data Exchange Platform Signed

30 December 2019 – IOM – MARRI: Donation Agreement for Regional Migration Data Exchange Platform Signed

Skopje – IOM Skopje Head of Office Ms Sonja Bozinovska Petrushevska and MARRI Regional Centre Director Mr Sashko Kocev signed a Donation Agreement for the Regional Migration Data Exchange Platform (WB – MIDEX). The WB – MIDEX Platform has been developed by IOM, within the EU-funded IPA II project ‘Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey’. It has been presented and validated by Western Balkan migration data authorities at three Regional Meetings on Migration Statistics

17 December 2019 – MARRI Committee Meeting

17 December 2019 – MARRI Committee Meeting

Skopje – The regular mid-term MARRI Regional Committee meeting under the Presidency-in-Office of Kosovo* was held at the premises of the Regional Centre in Skopje and it was attended by MARRI Committee Members, MARRI Coordinators, representatives of MARRI Participants and MARRI RC staff. As per usual practice, MARRI RC Director Sashko Kocev reported on Centre’s operations and impact in the period of June-December 2019 including the implemented and upcoming project activities, events linked to the cooperation with existing and potential partners, and the progress

4-5 December 2019 – Regional Conference “Managing Migration Better”

4-5 December 2019 – Regional Conference “Managing Migration Better”

Pristina – The Reginal Conference “Managing Migration Better” crowned the implementation of “Strengthening regional migration governance” project, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with MARRI. With an objective to create common understanding of regional challenges in migration governance and provide concrete proposals/ideas for using MARRI capacities in conducting future activities, the Conference offered unique opportunity for more than 100 professionals dealing with the migration

27 November 2019 – 1st Steering Group meeting of the Regional Project on Preventing and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans (PaCT)

27 November 2019 – 1st Steering Group meeting of the Regional Project on Preventing and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans (PaCT)

Podgorica – The Steering Group of the Regional Project on Preventing and combatting trafficking in human beings in the Western Balkans (PaCT) held its first session on 27 November 2019 in Podgorica. Composed of Coordinators for fight against Trafficking in Human Beings of MARRI Participants, the Steering Group’s role is to identify and discuss the crucial points/challenges, to follow the progress and monitor the implementation of the project, and to ensure implementation of the Steering Group’s decisions by all relevant project stakeholders. The regional PaCT

19 November 2019 – BRMC Regional Conference on Asylum and Migration

19 November 2019 – BRMC Regional Conference on Asylum and Migration

Sarajevo – Balkan Refugee and Migration Council (BRMC) organized Regional Conference on Asylum and Migration for representatives of governmental, non-governmental, regional and international organizations. On behalf on MARRI RC, Mr. Aleksandar Todosiev and Mr. Bilall Bilalli presented MARRI RC activities performed in the previous period, emphasizing the involvement of all relevant stakeholders in the dialogue for improved migration management in the MARRI region. They emphasized that Civil Society Organizations can be relevant partners to the governmental institutions, and together they can