Skopje, Macedonia - Workshop on Regional Risk Analysis Methods under the auspices of the DCAF Border Security Programme was held from 23 to 28 March 2014, in the “Training Center of the Macedonian Ministry of Interior”, located in Idrizovo, near Skopje, Macedonia. It brought together officials from the border police, experts/practitioners in the field of risk analysis, responsible for the development and execution of the risk analysis functions in the HQ of the border police service or on a regional level.
The Workshop was organised to support the use of the already developed DCAF web based application (Border Sentry) for statistical data collection and data and information exchange in support of the Regional Risk Analysis. In order to assure the Border Sentry complementary statistical analysis, the use of statistical tools, specifically the practice in statistical data analysis as provided by Microsoft Office Excel program package, needed to be practically addressed. During the Workshop the participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, working on risk analysis issues, discussed and shared knowledge and experience on the practical use of statistical tools for statistical data analysis in support of the Regional Risk Analysis.