Advancements-orientated discussions regarding flow of information in illegal migrations took place during high-level workshop, which was successfully implemented in the period from 19 to 21 June 2018 on Zlatar, Serbia. The workshop was conducted in the framework of the implementation of international development cooperation of the Republic of Slovenia with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, related to the support for the accession to the EU.

Hand-in-hand with Slovenian colleagues, Head of the EUROPOL’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre Robert Črepinko, specialist for the process of knowledge exchange dr Tatjana Dragovič and head of the workshop and this programme Andreja Dolničar Jeraj, representatives of various organisational units of the Ministry of interior of the Republic of Serbia, which participated in the field visit in April 2018, analysed, through various cases, the flow of information and operational cooperation in different situations involving illegal migrations, comparing the approach of Serbian police forces with approaches used in the EU and with experiences of Slovenia and looking towards improvements that can be achieved. The goal is to optimize the flow of information by putting to better use the current capacities and consequently, respond better to situations related to illegal migrations.

Project is part of program activities implemented in the cooperation with the Ministry of Interior/Police of the Republic of Slovenia and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia in the framework of Slovenia’s Development Cooperation.