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8 February 2017: Ministerial Conference “Managing Migration Challenges Together” in Vienna, Austria

Joint Conference of the Ministers of the Interior and the Ministers of Defence of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria (as host of the Conference), together with the participating colleagues from the Salzburg Forum (Bulgaria and Romania participating as observers; Greece also participated in the conference) and the Group of Friends from the Western Balkans as well as the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) and their partners from Southeast Europe aiming to agree on a common approach in order to further stem illegal migration along the Western Balkans route and to strengthen the region’s capability to respond as well as its resilience.

Declaration ( 48 kB)

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3/4 November 2016: Ministerial Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

Main topics

  • Migration – exchange of views and most recent development
  • Information sharing as a crucial part of the counter-terrorism policy
  • Enhanced cooperation in the cross-border search for missing children
  • Reduction of methamphetamine production by regulating availability of drug precursors

Joint Declaration ( 338 kB)

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12/13 October 2016: Police Chiefs Meeting in Mikulov, Czech Republic

Main topics

  • Fight against terrorism – to make a flow of information and a management of information systems more efficient
  • Fight against illegal migration – to intensify the exchange of information about counterfeited and forged travel documents
  • The importance of global approach and the role INTERPOL in the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration

Common Conclusions ( 243 kB)

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13/14 June 2016: Ministerial Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Main topics

  • Migration – Exchange of Information and Cooperation
  • Challenges in Future Border Management
  • The Fight against Terrorism
  • Schengen Enlargement
  • Regional Development and Protection Programme for Ukraine

Joint Declaration ( 380 kB)


18/19 November 2015: Ministerial Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria

Main topics

  • Migration – Stability and Security
  • Fight against Terrorism
  • Challenges posed by increased migratory pressure along the Western Balkan Route – common measures and enhancement of cooperation
  • EU Perspective of the Western Balkans and Promoting the Deepening of the Cooperation between the EU and the Republic of Moldova

Joint Declaration ( 345 kB)

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4/5 May 2015: Ministerial Conference in St. Pölten, Austria

Main topics

  • Migration and Asylum
  • Schengen Accession of Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia
  • Situation in Ukraine
  • Security Police Cooperation with a focus on the Fight against Terrorism
  • Cyber Security

Joint Declaration ( 397 kB)

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19/20 March 2015: Salzburg Forum Police Chiefs Meeting in Laa an der Thaya, Austria

Main topics

  • Fight against Terrorism
  • Fight against Illegal Migration
  • Information Management and Enhancing Cooperation between the Single Points of Contact

Joint Declaration ( 234 kB)

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11/12 November 2014: Ministerial Conference in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

Main topics

  • Foreign fighters and the threat of further radicalisation and recruitment
  • New regulation establishing a European Union agency for law enforcement training (Cepol)
  • Strengthening Regional Cooperation in the Area of Drug Precursors
  • Enhancing police cooperation of Salzburg Forum members in the form of police chief meetings

Joint Declaration ( 63 kB)

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19 June 2014: Ministerial Conference in Modra, Slovakia

Main topics

  • Post-Stockholm Programme
  • Selection of the new Frontex Executive Director
  • Cooperation in the context of the situation in Ukraine
  • Invalidation of the Data Retention Directive

Joint Declaration ( 168 kB)

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