Common Operation TUZI

Between 24 September and 3 October 2018, a Common Operation took place in Montenegro in the border area near Shkodra lake, along the border with Albania. The second operation along the newly established “Adriatic” migration route was based on the Regional Risk analysis and involved, visiting officers from 9 countries of the region, who engaged in a common effort aimed at improvement of capacities when dealing with the phenomenon of enhanced migration flow. In addition, representatives of several European Agencies and Organisations also took part in the activities.

The Operation, which additionally serves as an intensive field training activity provided the relevant services with the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience on different procedures (green border surveillance, checks of vehicles, debriefings/interviews with migrants…), equipment and to highlight and address any possible legal and operational gaps.

The activity was conducted within the framework of a project jointly financed by the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Common Operation DRINO

Between 16-25 July 2018, a Common Operation took place in Albania in the border area with Greece. The Operation, which was based on the Regional Risk Analysis was organised along the newly opened “Adriatic” migration route and was aimed at improvement of capacities when dealing with the phenomenon of enhanced migration flow. During the course of the Operation, visiting officers from 9 countries of the region took part, as well as representatives of several European Agencies. The Operation, which additionally serves as an intensive field training activity provided the relevant services with the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience on different procedures (green border surveillance, checks of vehicles, debriefings/interviews with migrants…), equipment and to highlight and address any possible legal and operational gaps.

 

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.

Challenges in the identification and protection of vulnerable individuals and victims of gender based violence and trafficking in human beings in the context of migration crisis

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as leader of consortium of partners, this research aimed at enhancing present legal framework and practices in line with UN and EU legislation in the area of THB and gender based violence (GBV).
For more information please see the full assessment report available here.

Regional Support of Protection Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey Project

January 2016 the European Commission launched a three-year regional programme “Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkan and Turkey” with IPA II funding.
As beneficiary of the programme in subject, MARRI RC in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM) as implementing partner of European Commission, is actively participating in following project activities aimed at strengthening MARRI’s role in the regional migration management.
The interpretation platform would facilitate the encounters of the migrants with authorities and service providers in occasions where official procedures are not required, available at border crossing points, in reception/asylum and admission centers, in social and health protection facilities, and throughout referral networks and operating procedures. It would be complementary to the existing interpretation procedures, providing a wider coverage for interpretation but it will not be in any way an alternative to the existing mechanisms.
For more information about the Project please visit the MARRI website.

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.