Short-term Consultancy – Personal Data Protection Expert, MARRI Regional Centre

Short-term Consultancy – Personal Data Protection Expert, MARRI Regional Centre

MARRI RC is announcing open call for Personal Data Protection Expert to be engaged under Special Service/Consultancy Contract. The selected candidate shall analyse the workflow and working processes in the MARRI RC, the types of data that MARRI RC is collecting and processing, develop procedures for personal data protection respecting EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) and capacitate MARRI RC staff in applying the new procedures. The vacancy is open until 24 October 2019. Terms of Reference

3 October 2019 – “Strengthening regional dialogue and cooperation on migration” Workshop

3 October 2019 – “Strengthening regional dialogue and cooperation on migration” Workshop

Belgrade – Representatives of governmental institutions, international and civil society organizations in the Republic of Serbia attended the last workshop in the framework of “Strengthening regional migration governance” project, organized by MARRI RC with support of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through German International Cooperation (GIZ). More than 60 professionals exchanged views and experiences in the five thematic areas in MARRI’s mandate including asylum, border management, trafficking in human beings, return/readmission and labour migration. The aim of the workshop was to gain better understanding of the migration

30 September – 1 October 2019 – Financial Experts’ Subgroup Meeting, MARRI Legal Framework Reform

30 September – 1 October 2019 –  Financial Experts’ Subgroup Meeting, MARRI Legal Framework Reform

Skopje –  Financial Experts delegated by MARRI Participants met at MARRI Regional Centre to continue the revision of the newly proposed draft text of “MARRI RC Financial Rules and Regulations”, developed by Integrated Expert Christoph von Harsdorf. The 2-days working session is a follow-through on the meeting held on 11-13 September in Struga, organised as a parallel discussion to the second MARRI Legal Framework Reform Working Group Meeting. As agreed at the meeting in Struga, the suggestions made by this subgroup of

25 September 2019 – Meeting with representatives of FRONTEX, EASO and IOM

25 September 2019 – Meeting with representatives of FRONTEX, EASO and IOM

The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia organized the Fourth National Steering Committee Meeting of IPA II project ‘Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey – Phase II’, funded by EU. Apart from the Macedonian authorities, the meeting was attended by representatives of FRONTEX, EASO, IOM and UNHCR as implementing partners of European Commission, and delegation of MARRI RC as beneficiary and implementing partner of the project in subject. The agenda of

OPEN VACANCY – Financial Officer, MARRI Regional Centre

OPEN VACANCY – Financial Officer, MARRI Regional Centre

MARRI RC is announcing an open call for position of Financial Officer. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing MARRI RC finances, pre-accounting and procurement but also, for the same of all Projects implemented by the RC, in particular of the project “Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans”. The vacancy is open until 4 October 2019. Terms of Reference  

11-13 September 2019 – MARRI Legal Framework Reform Meeting

11-13 September 2019 – MARRI Legal Framework Reform Meeting

Struga – Following the adoption of the Plan for Finalization of MARRI’s Basic Documents in April 2019 in Ohrid, MARRI RC under the Presidency-in-Office of Kosovo* with support of GIZ Office Skopje, organized the second meeting according to the Plan, dedicated to further revision of MARRI basic documents. The newly proposed documents which were the subject for discussion of the meeting, were drafted by the Integrated Expert Mr. Christoph von Hardsdorf who also moderated the event. In a course of

11 July 2019 – MARRI RC visit to Temporary Transit Center “Vinojug”

11 July 2019 – MARRI RC visit to Temporary Transit Center “Vinojug”

Gevgelija –  Delegation of MARRI Regional Centre led by RC Director Sashko Kocev visited the Temporary Transit Center “Vinojug” in Gevgelija for short briefing with representatives of the North Macedonia Regional Center for Border Affairs – South, regarding the latest developments and trends related to the irregular migration. Presenting the existing situation, the Manager of the Temporary Transit Center “Vinojug” Boban Antonovski informed that currently 34 migrants reside at the Center, some of whom since February 2019. He also gave an

13-14 June 2019 – MARRI Regional Committee and Forum Meeting

13-14 June 2019 – MARRI Regional Committee and Forum Meeting

Sarajevo – MARRI Regional Ministerial Forum marked the end of Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency-in-Office (June 2018 – June 2019) and the beginning of Kosovo* yearlong chairmanship over the Initiative (June 2019 – June 2020). The event was attended by delegations of MARRI Participants, representatives of international organizations, MARRI’s partners, donors and representatives of civil society organizations. In his opening remarks, the Assistant Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Samir Rizvo stressed that the issues of migration, especially the

15 May 2019 – Workshop on “Strengthening regional dialogue and cooperation on migration”

15 May 2019 – Workshop on “Strengthening regional dialogue and cooperation on migration”

Sarajevo – Following the same agenda of the other workshops under “Strengthening regional migration governance” project, the event in Sarajevo provided an excellent opportunity for promoting the regional cooperation on migration among the professionals of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The topics concerning asylum, border management, trafficking in human beings, readmission and labour migration were discussed among the representatives of governmental institutions, international and civil society organisations, providing valuable input on how MARRI could support their efforts on strategic level. The event

14 May 2019 – Regional Meeting on Readmission in the Western Balkans

14 May 2019 – Regional Meeting on Readmission in the Western Balkans

Sarajevo – Following the initiative of MARRI Participants, MARRI under the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and IOM jointly organized the first Regional Meeting on Readmission in the Western Balkans, aimed at discussing readmission practices, challenges and opportunities at a regional level therefore fostering further regional cooperation and harmonization with EU standards and practices on readmission. While readmission in the Western Balkans is a broad topic that touches upon many aspects of migration management, the discussions at this regional meeting