I. The IISG Board is composed of the IISG Board Members. IISG Board Members are one representative of each Western Balkans partner and one representative of the European Commission. The representative of the European Commission chairs the Board. The Board Members are, as a rule, represented at ministerial level. Each IISG Board Member has the right to vote at the board meetings.
IISG Board meetings
II. The IISG Support Group is composed of the IISG members. The Support Group meets in different formations corresponding to each of the three IISG pillars at least twice per year.
List of the IISG members*
1. European Commission and European External Action Service
2. Regional Cooperation Council
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
7. North Macedonia
13. United Kingdom
15. DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
16. UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
17. PCC SEE – Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe
18. OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Mission in WB capitols.
19. GIZ – German Corporation for International Cooperation
20. MARRI – Migration, Asylum, Refugee Regional Initiative
III. The IISG Secretariat remains accountable to the IISG Board. The work of the IISG Secretariat and that of the IISG, in general, is treated as a work stream that is independent of the hosting entity.
Become an IISG Member
IISG membership is composed of four main groups: Six Western Balkans partners; Western Balkans’ relevant international partners operating in the region (international organizations, EU Member States, other states, other international actors), former lead partners of the IISG and the hosting entity of the IISG Secretariat are automatically IISG members; European Commission and European External Action Service; Any EU Justice and Home Affairs agency upon notification to the Board. The IISG members participate in the corresponding bodies: the IISG Board and IISG Support Group, supported by the IISG Secretariat.
New members of the IISG are approved by the IISG Board so In order to become IISG member, the potential member (Western Balkans’ relevant international partners operating in the region such as international organizations, EU Member States, other states, and other international actors) will undergo an assessment whether it fulfills the following criteria: a) like-minded partner b) commitment to regional cooperation in the WB 3) support for EU values, EU policies and the EU perspective for the region. The EU Justice and Home Affairs may become an IISG member, upon notification to the Board.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence
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