CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
Interested in speaking at the 2023 World Border Security Congress?
The Conference Advisory Committee are inviting abstracts to be submitted for consideration for the 2023 Congress in Skopje, North Macedonia.
Abstract submittal deadline – 16th September 2022
CONCLUSION TO THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF
BORDER SECURITY, PROTECTION & MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY
A third of the world’s countries represented at the
2022 World Border Security Congress in Lisbon
The Republic of North Macedonia is a landlocked country in the Southeastern region of Europe known as the Balkans. It gained independence in 1991 as one of the successor states of Yugoslavia.
In March 2020, North Macedonia acceded to NATO, becoming the 30th member state and accession process to join the European Union remains ongoing.
Ranked as the fourth “best reformatory state” out of 178 countries ranked by the World Bank in 2009, North Macedonia has undergone considerable economic reform since independence. North Macedonia has witnessed steady, though slow, economic growth and has implemented policies focused on attracting foreign investment and promoting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The country has a rich and diverse history and Skopje, the capital has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the vibrant modern city centre.
By virtue of its position North Macedonia sits on the Balkan route for illegal migration into the European Union and therefore faces border challenges that require a collective, collaborative, and holistic response, making it the ideal place for the next meeting of the World Border Security Congress.
The World Border Security Congress is a high level 3 day event that will discuss and debate current and future policies, implementation issues and challenges as well as new and developing technologies that contribute towards safe and secure border and migration management.
The premier multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting borders.