4th meeting of the Working Group on the Black Sea Region postponed; Activities in Silk Routes region pick up momentum

The 4th meeting of the Budapest Process Working Group on the Black Sea Region has been postponed. Originally planned to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 11 – 12 September 2014, the meeting has been postponed to allow for early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria in early October. The meeting will be re-scheduled for early 2015.

On a related note, activities to strengthen cooperation and technical capacity across the Silk Routes region are due to recommence in earnest in September 2014. Following the project inception phase, activities under the Silk Routes Partnership Project will begin with the 1st Regional Training on Migration Policy and Data Management, in Antalya, Turkey on 1 – 3 September.  The training plans to bring together representatives from across the Silk Routes region with EU experts on data management and migration policy with the objective of strengthening national frameworks and processes for migration policy development as well the inter-agency approach in generating, analysing and managing migration data.