Between 10- 11 May, OSCE organized the wide Counter-Terrorism Conference entitled “The Reverse Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs): Challenges for the OSCE Area and Beyond“, held in Rome under the 2018 Italian Chairmanship. The purpose of the event was to address trends and dynamics of returning or relocating FTFs, to exchange new views on the rehabilitation and reintegration programs for FTFs and their accompanying family members within and outside the Criminal Justice Systems, as well as to highlight the importance of managing border security and information exchange.
The event was attended by IISG Chair Mr. Kozmelj as well, whose intervention emphasized the need for enhancing “our efforts in developing a crucial multi-stakeholder approach in de-radicalisation, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities, in particular by developing cooperation between the governmental side and civil society”. Preventing and countering violent extremism and preventing radicalisation are already priorities of the WBCTi iPA 2018-2020, adopted last March at the IISG Board Meeting. Through the Prevent-Refer-Address Concept implemented at local level, the IISG aims at addressing these concerns, while including modern EU and UN standards in the WB region.