The Norwegian secretariat wants to thank everyone for an excellent and fruitful cooperation in 2014! We highly appreciated all your help and support during the last year.
We wish Switzerland the best of luck when they take over the GDISC Chairmanship and secretariat in January.
We wish you a merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
New chair of GDISC
"We are really looking forward to resuming the Chairmanship of GDISC", the Director General of Swiss Federal Office of Migration Mr. Mario Gattiker said at the ceremonial handover in Bern, Switzerland. And he continued that "I am very grateful to the Norwegian Chairmanship for their handling of the Chair during 2014".
The hand-over meeting between Switzerland and Norway took place on 25 November and was from the Swiss side attended by the Director General of the Federal Office of Migration as well as the Director of International Cooperation Directorate, the Director of the Asylum Directorate, the Director of the Immigration and Integration Directorate, the Deputy Head of Section Europe and a Specialist from Section Europe. From the Norwegian side the Director General, a Department Director and GDISC staff members participated.
The last few months there has been an extensive cooperation between Norway and Switzerland in order to prepare for the handover and in this way make the transition as smooth as possible.
Frode Forfang, the outgoing Chair of GDISC, expressed his best wishes and the best of luck to our Swiss colleagues in resuming their new task.
The GDISC network thus seems to be in very capable hands and we all look forward to a fruitful and exiting chairmanship period.
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