The 4th Meeting of the IISG Board will take place in the afternoon of 18th November 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia. The event will be organised by the IISG Support Group, and will precede the Home Affairs session of the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs. The event will convene IISG Board members, respected ministers of the interior/security of the WB Beneficiaries, IISG Lead Partners, IISG Support Group and IISG Chairmanship – European Commission, DG NEAR and DG HOME. IISG Partners and Observers are also invited. The meeting will be chaired by Mr Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director-General, DG for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, IISG Board Chair. The meeting will be dedicated to the ministers’ endorsement of the new IISG Terms of Reference (IISG ToR), and will lay out a new phase of IISG development.
The 3rd meeting of the IISG Board will take place on 26th February 2019 in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The ministerial event will be hosted by H.E. Mr Oliver Spasovski, Minister of Internal Affairs. It will be co-organised by the IISG Support Group and the hosting framework – the annual Brdo Process Ministerial Conference led by H.E. Mr Boštjan Poklukar, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia.
The meeting will be chaired by H.E. Mr Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director-General, DG for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission.
The Albanian Chairmanship-in-Office of the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe (PCC SEE) and the PCC SEE Secretariat are organising the PCC SEE Meeting of Heads of Criminal Police: Security Challenges Related to Rising Migratory Flows, Serious and Organized Crime and Contribution to IISG Action, which is to be held in Tirana, Albania from 1 to 3 October 2018.
The IISG Support Group and the EUD / EUSR Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the support of the CEELI Institute Prague, are organizing the Kick-Off Meeting of the Regional Network for P/CVE Coordinators, intended for the establishment of a regional platform which will create a high-level forum for a regular exchange of good practices, national approaches and challenges faced in the development as well as implementation of P/CVE strategies and action plans. The meeting is going to take place in Prague between 7- 8 June. The establishment of a Regional Network of National P/CVE Coordinators is one of the many steps that IISG aims at making, in order to achieve the WBCTi iPA 2018-2020 goals.
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).