Mr Rok Derenčin works at DCAF, the Geneva Centre for Security, Development and the Rule of Law, which is dedicated to improving the security of states and people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights. The DCAF Ljubljana Office heads the Border Security Programme in the Western Balkan Region (BSP) which focuses on raising the efficiency of border management authorities in Southeast Europe and enhancing cooperation to successfully mitigate modern and occurring security threats to regional and European border integrity. DCAF Ljubljana is also the lead partner in the Western Balkan Border Security initiative within the Integrative Internal Security Governance, a European Commission approach to coordinated, aligned and sustainable effort in the major fields of internal security governance reform on part of the EU and all relevant international donors of external assistance.
Rok is closely involved with facilitation of Common and Coordinated Operations in the WB Region, which have been facilitated within the BSP since 2012. In the last year, the focus has increasingly been on activities along the so-called “Adriatic” migration route in the WB Region. These Operations take form of learning-by-doing (or practical trainings) and introduce specific elements of migration management which are new to the countries which host the Operation.
He is currently working on his master’s thesis, where he is analysing the impacts of established irregular migration management mechanisms.