ТAIEX Workshop

Skopje, 19 - 20 April 2016


On 19-20 April 2016 in Skopje, with the use of the TAIEX instrument of the European Commission, the Directorate for Security of Classified Information organized the workshop on the “Overclassification of Classified Information in Correlation with the Objective Identification of the Need for Holding a Personnel Security Clearance - Best Practices and Experiences“.
The workshop was attended by about 60 representatives of state organs from the Republic of Macedonia in which classified information is handled, including the security services that perform the vetting procedures for the persons who have applied for a Personnel Security Clearance.
Along with the presentations of the director and the representatives of the Directorate for Security of Classified Information, guest speakers at the workshop were the representatives of the national security authorities of the Republic of Slovenia and the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the representative of the EU Council General Secretariat.
The follow-up discussions indicated the interest incurred by the topics discussed in the presentations, as well as the readiness of the participants for finding a solution to the problems incurred with the overclassification and the objective need for holding a security clearance.