The Head of the KAS office in Macedonia, Mr. Johannes D. Rey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia, Mr. Nikola Poposki and the Head of the KAS office in Greece, Mrs. Susanna Vogt
The Head of the KAS Office in Greece, Mrs. Susanna Vogt, delivering a welcome speech at the conference
The students paying a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Students together with the Mayor of Gevgelija, Mr. Ivan Frangov
During the event, there were interactive lectures and debate between students and professors from Macedonia and Greece, as well as representatives of NGOs from both countries who are active in this area. Fostering intergovernmental cooperation between the two states for coping with common security challenges, the humanitarian challenges at the borders such as trafficking and smuggling, cross-border cooperation, migration and refugee crisis management, addressing the challenges of the prolonged refugee/migration crisis through regional NGO cooperation on the Balkans were among the main issues that were discussed on the conference.
Besides the panel discussions and workshops, the participants were hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikola Poposki, in the premises of the Ministry.
Additionally, the students had the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Gevgelija, Mr. Ivan Frangov and afterwards they visited the refugee transit center “Vinojug” where they were familiarized with the capacities and living conditions for the migrants who are currently settled there.