–The European and Development Programmes Management Agency (E.D.P.M.A.) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, acting as Program Manager, successfully organized the 7th meeting of the Cooperation Committee of the GR-G Program entitled “Development of the management capabilities of the national asylum and immigration systems” co-financed by resources of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area for the period 2014-2021 (EEA Grants).
The Cooperation Committee meeting, chaired by the Program Manager, was attended by officials from the Directorate General for Migration of the Kingdom of Norway (UDI), which is the partner of the Program from the Donor Countries, the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, which acts as the Strategy Maker (Policy Maker), the National Contact Point of the Ministry of Development and Investments, the Financial Mechanism Office as well as the Embassy of Norway in Greece.
The agenda of the meeting included a number of issues of particular interest regarding the implementation of the GR-G Program. In particular, the progress that has been made and the milestones estimated to be reached in the near future (Milestones) were presented, the implementation status of the integrated predetermined actions of the GR-G Program was examined, the risks affecting the Program and their mitigation activities were analyzed ( Risk analysis and Mitigation plan), while finally, proposals of bilateral interest (Bilateral Initiatives) that are planned to be implemented both by the Program Manager and by the Implementing Agencies of the eight (8) Predefined Actions were discussed.