On the 16th March, the IISG Support Group hosted by DCAF Ljubljana supported by the European Union (“IPAII2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans”) and the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia will organize the regional ministerial event Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG) Board Meeting, under the auspices of the Brdo Process.
On Tuesday, 14 November 2017, The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control and Armed Forces (DCAF) headquarters will host the Foundation Council Meeting. The later will be attended by DCAF Council Members and their representatives from over 60 countries, and permanents observers.
During the meeting a thematic discussion on IISG will addressed this innovative initiative, and take stock of progress and remaining open issues in the implementation of the IISG in the Western Balkans, whereby the role and tasks of the DCAF‐hosted IISG Support Group are addressed. IISG Chair, Mr. Rajko Kozmelj will lead the presentation.
Between 9-10 November 2017, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe (PCC SEE) Secretariat and DCAF Ljubljana (host of the IISG Support Group) are organizing the “Strategic Preparation Meeting on Priorities and Needs Assessment – Preparation of the Multi-Annual Integrated Plan of Action within the Western Balkan Counter Serious Crime Initiative (WBCSCi)“. The event will be hosted by the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) Slovenia at Jable caste, Slovenia.
This meeting will launch the preparation of the Integrated Plan of Action for the ‘Western Balkan Counter Serious Crime Initiative – WBCSCi’ in line with the conclusions of the IISG Kick-Off Ministerial Conference on 8th September 2017, where the ministers appointed the PCC SEE Secretariat as the Lead Partner in Pillar II of the IISG. The meeting will also contribute to the objectives of the IPA II 2016 Regional Action.
The Slovenian-led ministerial regional framework in the area of internal security called the Brdo Process will host the 1st meeting of the IISG Board, the highest-level decision-making body within the future IISG implementation process. The meeting will officially “kick off” the process of IISG implementation.
The ministers of the interior/security of IISG Beneficiaries represented in the IISG Board will appoint relevant actors with the leading roles in the IISG three-pillar structure, appoint the IISG Chair and endorse the IISG Terms of Reference. The European Commission and DCAF Ljubljana will present on the state-of-play in the implementation of the IISG 1st pillar (WBCTi) and on other current developments.
The event also convenes all IISG Partners – relevant international, regional actors as well as EU agencies, institutions and interested Member States (who are not member states of the Brdo Process).