The 6th Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG) Board Meeting, Sarajevo, Bosnia I Herzegovina.

The 6th Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG) Board Meeting was organized in hybrid mode on the 20th of June 2022 in Sarajevo. The Western Balkans partner’s participated at the Ministerial (Minister of Interior/Security) level and through their messages, they showed commitment to take the regional cooperation to another level through the IISG platform. The meeting

“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

IISG meeting with RAI, in Sarajevo

On the 5th of October 2022, the IISG Head of Secretariat (HoS) Mr. Sojati was invited by the Head of RAI (Regional Anti-Corruption initiative) in Sarajevo, Ms. Desislava Gotskova, to the RAI premises. RAI joined the IISG on the last IISG Board meeting, on the 20th of June 2022 as a new member. This meeting

IISG Secretariat at CEPOL meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia I Herzegovina

The IISG Secretariat was invited to participate on the 12th and 13th of October 2022 at the meeting of CEPOL partnership against crime and terrorism meeting, in Sarajevo. The IISG Deputy/Head of Secretariat, Senior Expert/Deputy Head, Ms. Maja Pinjo Talevska presented to the participants the state of play of the IISG mission, core tasks, and

National thematic meetings with WB Partners, Skopje, North Macedonia

Following the IISG Board meeting of June 2022, the IISG Secretariat met with representatives of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of North Macedonia on the 25th of October 2022, for further consultations regarding the mapping responses and mapping support. The meeting aimed to expedite the work on mapping responses, the work on mapping support and

Thematic meetings with WB Partners, Montenegro

The IISG Secretariat met with the three structures per IISG Pillar on the 9th of December 2022, in Podgorica, at the offices of the Ministry of Interior. During the meeting discussion on the Response mapping process and support mapping process (IISG Database) were the main discussions in terms of what was done so far and

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

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

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

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