PAMECA V completed the External / “Schengen” and Green Border Evaluation of the border between Albania and Montenegro. The mission was carried out through a short-term expert (STE) recruited by PAMECA for this purpose.
Over five days, from July 29 to August 2, work-visits were conducted to the Border and Migration Police Department (BMPD), Shkodra Local Border and Migration Police Directorate (LBMPD), Shkodra Border and Migration Police Station (BMPS), Murriqan BCP, Hani i Hotit BCP, Grabom BCP, Bashkim BCP, Bajzë BMPS and to the Caritas accommodation premises used by Shkodra LBMPD to temporarily accommodate irregular migrants.
Meetings were held with the respective directors, chiefs of stations, BCP commanders, and migration specialists. The meetings focused on the operational situation (situational picture, human resources, operative environment, risks, threats, gaps, needs), on the analysis of the border checks (infrastructure, equipment, mobility, interagency-cooperation, strategic approach – communication – cooperation, risks – threats – flexibility, readiness for ad-hoc alerts), etc.
An assessment report including recommendations will be prepared and submitted to the beneficiary.