The cooperation between the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) of the Slovak Republic and the 11 largest non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs) will be regulated by a joint memorandum. Interior Minister Roman Mikulec (OĽANO) signed it on Tuesday (November 8) with representatives of non-profit organizations at a conference of representatives of NGOs and civil society entitled Cooperation Matters.

In addition to the Minister of the Interior, Prime Minister Eduard Heger (OĽANO) and Deputy Prime Minister Veronika Remišová (For the People) praised the role of non-governmental organizations in managing the latest crises at the event.

Mikulec considers the memorandum to be the culmination of the experience of the last two years. “It is already shown today, when dealing with the crisis with illegal migration, that the processes and cooperation with the non-profit sector and MNO is much better than it was in the past,” he stated. The memorandum was signed, for example, by representatives of the organization Man in Danger, Slovak Catholic Charity, Slovak Red Cross, Slovak Scouting and IPček.

The representative of the Slovak government for the development of civil society, Filip Vagač, added that the partnership between the government and non-governmental organizations is beneficial for both parties. “That non-profit organizations enter the first wave of the crisis is a scenario that is used in a number of countries. The basic shift that has now occurred is that we have agreed on how it will work together, how it will be coordinated, who will fulfill what, when and what,” he added.

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