INL Assistance partner ICITAP Serbia together with two delegates from the Ministry of Interior, Serbia attended the Fourth Annual Regional Specialized Police Training Conference in Pristina, Kosovo June 13-15, 2017. Serbian participants traveled to Pristina, Kosovo along with other police education directors and managers from Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Croatia. The conference is intended to build on previous partnerships and meetings held in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia with objective to further develop regional partnerships for advanced police education in order to assist law enforcement from all participating countries in confronting growing transnational organized crime and other emerging threats.
This conference provided a neutral setting for participants got the opportunity to present best management and leadership practices within their respective training institutions, as well as their future training needs and plans. One of the topics that attracted huge attention was E-learning that was presented by Serbian delegation. This type of learning has been implemented successfully in the Ministry of Interior, Serbia and there is a possibility of regional cooperation in this area.
Delegates emphasized the significance of building robust regional networks of professional and social contacts as a key component of smooth and fruitful cooperation among countries in the region. Common conclusion was that participating countries should focus on joint regional trainings and initiatives in the future and consider exchange of trainers in order to maximize efforts and minimize duplication of effort.