New GDISC Chair!
We are pleased to announce that the ceremonial handover of the GDISC Chairmanship from Sweden to Norway has now taken place!
During the 20th Steering Group meeting Mr Anders Danielsson, Director General of the Swedish Migration Board, closed the meeting for the final time as Chair and presented the ceremonial gavel to Mr Frode Forfang, Director General of the Norwegian Immigration Directorate. The official handover of the Chairmanship will take effect on 1st January 2014.
Norway expressed their gratitude and admiration for the progress made under Sweden’s Chairmanship including the promotion of a number of new ways of thinking and the development of a stronger and more coherent network. Norway also expressed enthusiasm for opportunities and challenges of holding the Chair in 2014. Member States again pledged their full support in assisting Norway to delivering a successful Chairmanship.
The final agenda for Return Conference is now available for download on the restricted area of the ...
Update from the 2nd Return Working Group meeting
Material available for download
During their Presidency of the EU in July 2004, the Netherlands held a Conference in Rotterdam titled ‘Immigration Services Together in the New Europe’. The Conference was aimed at General Directors of European Immigration Services. During this conference it was concluded that there was added value in face-to-face contact with European counterparts and the General Directors agreed to meet every year. A network was established in order to facilitate practical cooperation. This network was named GDISC: General Directors’ of Immigration Services Conference.