Media are invited to the opening of the International Conference “Acting together in Migration Management- Enhancing Coordination among Local and Central Level” organized by MARRI Regional Centre and the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South East Europe (NALAS) and co-financed by the Central European Initiative (CEI) Cooperation Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia.

The Conference will start at 9:00 on 17 March 2016 in the amphitheatre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia (boulevard “Philip II of Macedon“ No. 7, Skopje). The conference will be launched with key addresses by the MARRI RC Director, Tamara Mugosa, Ambassador Jovan Tegovski from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Emil Draghici, President of NALAS and Mayor of Vulcana-Băi, Romania and Mr. Ugo Poli, CEI Focal Point Migrations.

The Conference will bring together over 70 participants from South East European  countries, representing national and local authorities, as well as international donors. After the official opening, the Conference work will continue in two panels where the participants will address the agenda topics. The objective of this event is to transfer knowledge and share experiences among the affected countries in ensuring adequate role of local authorities in the current migrant crisis management which is expected to be achieved through the following results:

  1. Highlighting the beneficial role of local authorities in migrant crisis management and
  2. Promotion of best practices on cooperation and coordination between local and national authorities in migrant crisis management.