24.12.2010, 22:11

Signing Ceremony of MoU held in Belgrade, Serbia


Ceremony of signing of Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainability of Established Co-operation Network between Border Police Units on International Airport Border Crossing Points in MARRI Member States was held on 20 - 21 December 2010 in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, hosted by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia. Signing ceremony was opened by H.E Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
MARRI Regional Centre successfully completed the implementation of the Regional Project “Establishment of network for co-operation between border police on international airport border crossing points in MARRI Member States”.
The project was funded by the Swiss Federal Office for Migration and the Principality of Liechtenstein with the co-funding provided by MARRI.

Envisaged Project outcomes have been successfully achieved namely, Permanent Regional Working Group/Network for Cooperation consisting of commanders of the border police units from the main international airport border crossing points in MARRI Member States has been established on permanent basis and participation in the data collection through FRONTEX Pulsar weekly data collection questionnaire has been accomplished.

As a final Project outcome, Memorandum of Understanding for ensuring sustainability of the established Permanent Regional Working Group/Network for Cooperation and data collection through FRONTEX Pulsar weekly data collection questionnaire was signed by the MARRI Member States’ Heads of Border Police.

The Ceremony of signing, in addition to MARRI Member States, was attended by a large number of guests and partner organizations, including H.E. Ambassador Vincent Degert, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, Swiss Federal Office for Migration, FRONTEX, RCC, SECI, OSCE Mission to Belgrade, CARDS 2006 – Twinning Project, representatives from the MARRI Member States Embassies as well as representatives from Swiss and Austrian Embassies accredited in Belgrade.