Meeting of Border Police Chiefs

The Meeting took place on 18-19 July 2018 in Tirana and was intended to address the regional response to increasing migration pressure and the shift in the route from Greece- Macedonia-Serbia- Croatia to Slovenia to the route from Greece-Albania-Montenegro-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Croatia-Slovenia (the so-called “Adriatic route”).

The Chiefs of Border Police services of the region discussed the threats posed by the enhancing flow of migrants and discussed and agreed on the measures to be undertaken to appropriately respond to the issue on a regional level.

 

The activity was conducted within the framework of the project “Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans” jointly financed by the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Regional Risk Analysis Workshop

The workshop took place between 4-5 June 2018 with focus on preparing the annual regional risk analysis and producing a joint, regionally owned document which serves as a basis for decision-making and a starting point for regional operational activities under the auspices of the DCAF Border Security Programme. During the meeting, national representatives, specialists in risk analysis, recognised the acute security threats in the region and prepared recommendations on measures to be taken, aimed at their mitigation.

 

The activity was conducted within the framework of the project “Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans” jointly financed by the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Border Security and Management Seminar

This Seminar purpose is to support the implementation of the Border Security and Management Concept of the OSCE Participating States in South-Eastern Europe. And is a continuation of the border security and management event series organized by RACVIAC, in cooperation with DCAF Office Ljubljana, and the OSCE Border Security and Management Unit.

Its aims are:

  1. To continue addressing the challenges in border security and management;
  2. To identify current and future challenges;
  3. To support the implementation of the Border Security and Management Concept of the OSCE Participating States and other international and regional initiatives.

For more information please visit the RACVIAC website here.

EU Supports Serbia to Improve Border Management in the Context of the Migration Crisis

The EU provides assistance to Republic of Serbia and Serbian Ministry of Interior to improve its border and migration management capabilities at the border with Bulgaria. It is funded by the EU with EUR 1 million and implemented by UN agency for Migration – International Organization for Migration (IOM).The aim is to support Serbian border and migration management capabilities. This includes improved border surveillance and the combating and prevention of migrant smuggling, human trafficking, and cross-border crime, in full respect of the rule of law and fundamental rights.

For more information about this project please visit the IOM Serbia website here.