Events

IISG Secretariat participates at UNODC SEE event on Organized Crime Strategies

The IISG Secretariat was invited to take part in UNODC's first Regional Multi-stakeholder Event on Strategies to Prevent and Combat Organized Crime on the 14th and 15th of December 2021 in Skopje, North Macedonia. The high-level opening ceremony counted with remarks from Ljupco Nikolovski, Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia for the Fight against Corruption,

IISG Secretariat participates at the UNODC OSCE BS Conference, Ohrid

A three-day Regional Conference on Improving Border Security, organized by the OSCE Mission to the United Nations and the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) was held in North Macedonia, from 15 to 17 March 2022. Directors and senior officials of the Customs and Border Authorities of the Western Balkans, as well as

Regional Network of National CT-PCVE Coordinators (RNNC) of the WB6 in Tirana, Albania

The Head of the IISG Secretariat, Mr. Agron Sojati, participated in the latest developments of the IISG Process in the regional meeting of the National Coordinators CT-PCVE of the Western Balkans, which was held in Tirana on the 20th of April 2022. During the meeting, the participants shared the experiences among the Western Balkans countries

CEPOL WB PaCT Regional Level OTNA Validation Workshop, Hungary

The Head of the IISG Secretariat, Mr. Agron Sojati, contributed to the latest developments of the IISG Process at the CEPOL WB PaCT Regional Level OTNA Validation Workshop, held in Budapest on the 5th and 6th of May 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to ensure that OTNA conclusions at the regional level are

Regional Conference of Directors of Police Services, North Macedonia

The IISG Secretariat was invited to participate in the Regional Conference of Directors of Police Services on the topic “Fighting Organized Crime: Challenges and support”, held in Skopje on the 5th and 6th of May 2022, an event which was organized on behalf of the Bureau for Public Security within the Ministry of Interior of

Working Group of Government Experts on Technical Assistance Vienna, Austria

The Working Group of International Cooperation and the Working Group of Government Experts on Technical Assistance was held from the 23rd to the 27th of May 2022, with a joint thematic discussion on the application of the Organized Crime Convention for preventing and combating transnational organized crimes that affect the environment, in line with Conference

“Enhance cooperation in the fight against international drug trafficking” meeting in Athens, Greece.

All European actors involved in the fight against drug trafficking in South-Eastern Europe, known as Balkan Europe, meet on Tuesday 27th and 28th of September 2022, in Athens for a seminar to strengthen police cooperation. This seminar, which took place behind closed doors, was organized at the initiative of the Directorate of International Security Cooperation

A high-level strategic meeting on 9 March 2023 in Tivat, Montenegro

The Head of IISG Secretariat Mr. Agron Sojati was invited to deliver a presentation on the IISG state of play at the high-level meeting on “Fight against High Risk Criminal Networks identified, with a special emphasis on encrypted platforms”, organised by the Italian Ministry of Interior. The meeting took place in Tivat, Montenegro, on the

A Strong Cities Western Balkans Regional Hub Workshop

On the 5th and 6th of September 2023 in Budva Montenegro, the IISG Secretariat participated in a workshop organised by the WB Regional Hub for Strong Cities Network which addressed terrorism and extremism issues. The IISG Head of Secretariat Mr. Agron Sojati moderated a panel on developing strategies for preventing violent extremism. Discussions with various

The 8th Regional (Jumbo) Security Coordination Conference, Italy

The IISG Secretariat participated in the eighth Regional Security Coordination Conference, held in Rome on 14-15 November 2023, focused on Security Cooperation in the Western Balkans - Securing the Future: Building Resilience through Collaboration. Co-organised by multiple entities, it brought together over 100 participants, including security practitioners from various jurisdictions and representatives of significant regional

Bilateral consultations in Moldova

IISG HoS, Mr. Agron Sojati, joined the RCC Delegation, led by the Secretary-General, Majlinda Bregu, for bilateral consultations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, led by Mr. Nicu Popescu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, in Chisinau on 21 November 2023. Mr. Agron Sojati used the opportunity to