Events

Meeting between the IISG Secretariat and the Police Director of Republika Srpska

On 27 February 2023, the IISG Secretariat visited the Police Directorate of Republika Srpska in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main purpose of the meeting was to provide introductory information and state of play of the IISG work to the Police Director of Republika Srpska, Mr. Siniša Kostrešević. The meeting discussed The role of

Regional Support Group Meeting – WBCSCi Pillar, Tirana, Albania

Following the finalisation of the process of analysis for the response mapping reports, the IISG Secretariat organised the 5th Regional Support Group meeting on Pillar 2 - Western Balkans Counter Serious Crime initiative (WBCSCi), on 25th of April 2023, in Tirana. Representatives of Western Balkans Partners, CEPOL, OSCE, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, and GIZ discussed

IISG Regional Support Group Meeting – WBCTi, Montenegro

 Following the finalisation of the process of analysis of the response mapping reports for 2021 and 2022, the IISG Secretariat organised the Regional Support Working Group meeting for Pillar 1, Western Balkans Counter-Terrorism initiative (WBCTi) on 27th of April 2023, in Budva. Representatives of Western Balkans Partners, DG NEAR, Austria, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, and USA

IISG Regional Support Group Meeting – WBBSi, North Macedonia

The IISG Secretariat organised the 5th Regional Support Group meeting for Pillar 3, Western Balkans Border Security initiative (WBBSi), on the 28th of April 2023 in Skopje. This meeting focused on consultations related to finalising the response mapping reports for the years 2021 and 2022. The IISG Database was also discussed during the consultations, with

IISG Secretariat Database Consultations with ARK IT

The IISG Secretariat and ARK IT held a meeting on 1st of June 2023 in Tirana, Albania. The meeting focused on updating the IISG Database to better align with the objectives of WBCTi, WBCSCi, and WBBSi pillars. Discussions centered on improving functionality, data management, and addressing funding limitations. Proposed enhancements include adding project icons with

Meeting stakeholders at the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 2nd of June 2023, the IISG Secretariat held a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Tirana, the Regional Directorate for Western Balkans, the Directorate for Security and NATO, and the Protocol Team, to deliberate on pivotal matters in preparation for the upcoming Tirana Berlin Process in regard to interior

IISG Database and Website working sessions with ARK IT

The IISG Secretariat, in collaboration with ARK IT, organised the IISG Database and Website Working Sessions at the ARK IT premises in Tirana, Albania, on 14-15 August 2023. The meeting led to a clearer plan for improving and up keeping the IISG Database and Website. It also reinforced the partnership between the IISG team and

IISG HoS meeting with DG NEAR

On 12th September 2023, HoS met with NEAR in Brussels to discuss the draft IISG DoA for the next phase (2024-2026). IISG Secretariat had sent the draft earlier on, pointing out proposals from the external evaluation report as well as proposals for changes to better respond to new challenges on the IISG agenda. The DoA

Meeting of IISG Secretariat and DG NEAR in Skopje, North Macedonia

The IISG Secretariat held a meeting with DG NEAR on the 16th of October 2023 on Database Enhancement and Future Activities. The meeting was held to review the successful enhancement of the IISG Database and plan future collaboration between IISG and DG NEAR. Key outcomes were such as the IISG Database upgrade being successful, making

IISG Secretariat meeting on IISG Database with EU Delegations and EC

A meeting held on 17 October 2023 aimed to introduce the IISG Database to key stakeholders, including EU Delegations and the European Commission. DG NEAR initiated the meeting, emphasizing the need for project information and explained the entire process of analysis seeking to serve better coordination amongst the stakeholders. IISG Secretariat provided a comprehensive overview

The IISG Secretariat meeting with ARK.IT Company

The IISG Secretariat engaged in a two-day session with the ARK.IT Company in Tirana on the 1st and 2nd of November 2023. The primary objective was to finalise the work on the IISG Website and conduct a training session for the IISG team to upload content independently. Throughout these two days, the IISG Secretariat not

7th IISG Board meeting

On 7th December 2023, the IISG Secretariat organised the 7th IISG Board meeting in Sarajevo in a hybrid form. The Board was presented by the European Commission (DG NEAR which chaired the meeting), Western Balkans Partners: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, and Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) as the host entity of