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3. 7. 2015

A representative of the Macedonian National Security Authority on a 10 week training program in the Government Office for the Protection of Classified Information of the Republic of Slovenia

With the support of the European Fund for the Balkans, Mr. Daniel Trenchov employed in the National Security Authority of the Republic of Macedonia, between April 28 and July 3, 2015, attended a 10 week training program in the Government Office for the Protection of Classified Information of the Republic of Slovenia. During the training period, he studied thoroughly the Slovene but also the EU and NATO legal framework regarding the protection of classified information. He participated in all working activities organized and chaired by the Office as well as in other sessions in which the Office has been involved. By following presentations in the General Secretariat of the Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, he gained an on the spot experience about the process of handling classified information. He also attended a practical inspection which was conducted by the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Interior. For the purpose of better implemention of the NSA Cloud project and the NSA Forum, English user manuals have also been prepared by the trainee during his internship period.  

Attending a basic training program in the field of classified information and studying the distance learning version of the above mentioned program have also been a part of the trainership.

Aside from the regular training schedule, the fellow participated in an expert conference entitled: Dillemas and challenges of using drones and their normative regulation, which was held in the National Parliament and organized by the Institute for Corporate Security.

He also attended and successfully completed 40 classes of Slovene language course.

By getting an comprehensive insight into the Slovene system for protection of classified information and, consequently, preparing a comparative analysis with the Macedonian system for protection of classified information, we recognize that the program’ s objectives have been achieved. We emphasize that the candidate has gained a relevant knowledge in the field of classified information protection and that his engagement in the Office contributed to faster realisation of this specific project which has been managed and coordinated by the Office.