Building Integrity and Preventing Corruption Workshop

To identify possible ways and means to develop strategies and establish adequate short and long-term rehabilitation and reintegration programs for those individuals who have been identified and prosecuted as Foreign terrorist Fighters. RACVIAC has been taking part in and contributing to the WBCTi Integrative Plan of Action 2015-2017 Objective 7 – To Raise Awareness and Best Practice Exchange on Reintegration and Rehabilitation.

Its aims will be to support RACVIAC Members regarding the development of the Strategy for de-radicalization and reintegration of the returnees.

For more information please visit the RACVIAC website here.

Building Integrity and Preventing Corruption Workshop

To increase the capacity of public authorities in the field of corruption risk assessment and integrity, as well as to strengthen cooperation between anti-corruption bodies and government agencies in South East Europe. This Workshop is a continuation of a series of activities previously organized by RACVIAC in cooperation with the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI) and Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

Its aim is to:

  • To facilitate additional knowledge-sharing;
  • To network with experts and policymakers;
  • To establish a system for cooperation on cross-border cases *Remark: RACVIAC is organizing Building Integrity and Preventing Workshops every year on different topic, so in 2018 the focus could be adapted to the needs of Integrated Plan of Action of the Western Balkan Border Security initiative (WBBSi iPA) for the period 2018–2020 (border police forces), needs further discussion and development.

For more information please visit the RACVIAC website here.

Regional Expert Workshop and Conference “Countering online radicalization in the context of cyber security”

Between 17- 18 April 2018 the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is organising a two-day regional workshop and conference, entitled “Countering online radicalisation in the context of cybersecurity” in Belgrade, Serbia.

The event will be divided into four panels, during which experts and participants from the region and the European Union, will address questions and share experiences related to online terrorist and violent extremist propaganda, fake news and hate speech, cyber-attacks and other.

For more information please visit RCC website here.

SEE regional expert workshop on the “Prosecution, Detention, rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters”

On 27-29 November, RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation, in co-operation with the the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is organizing a Conference, titled: “Prosecution, detention, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters”.

The Workshop purpose is to evaluate existing policies, programs, actors, as well as challenges in relation to the role of the civil society organizations, and members of their families in the FTFs rehabilitation and reintegration processes. Furthermore, a needs analysis assessment will be conducted, which will help to develop a national program for the engagement of civil society organizations and families in the prevention of further radicalization and recruitment to violent extremism and effective rehabilitation and reintegration of returning FTFs, as well as to explore suggestions for the development of a possible Action Plan.

For more information on FTFs and the Re-Integration Challenges, check the RAN Issue Paper (available here).

National Workshop of the First Line Project in Albania

Between 7 – 8 November 2017, the WBCTi team will be engaged in the execution of the next foreseen workshop in the series of national workshops under the auspices of the Slovenian-led project First Line. The workshop in Tirana will bring together all relevant stakeholders on P/CVE in Albania, discuss the state-of-play and outline next steps for the realization of agreed policy recommendations. The Project First Line focuses on the establishment of national comprehensive inter-agency mechanisms to prevent and address violent extremism and radicalization leading to terrorism in the Western Balkan countries.

National Workshop for First Line Practitioners (Regional EU-supported “First Line” Project)

The national workshop for first line practitioners dealing with the prevention and countering of Radicalisation leading to Violent Extremism and Terrorism was announced by the leadership of the EU-supported Project “First Line” led by the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior-Police. The project is a crucial effort in the Western Balkan region working on establishing national P/CVE platforms to enable an efficient multi-agency approach to P/CVE, learning from EU good practices and improving prevention and preparedness in the 6 Beneficiaries.

The “First Line” Project is also a core process taking place within the IPA II 2016 Action on P/CVE to be coordinated by DCAF Ljubljana, as well as of the WBCTi. The IPA II 2016 will fully consider the achievements of the First Line Project, and continue, after the expiry of the Project, building on the national platforms in the WB Beneficiaries to be mirrored by arrangements established and sustained at the local level.

The two-day project workshop will involve counter-terrorism experts from Slovenia, other EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic), including eminent representatives of the academia and research community. It will focus on root causes and trigger factors, incl. with vulnerable groups and returnees, on policing activity at the local level to prevent radicalisation leading to violent extremism, on indicators of radicalisation leading to violent extremism and their proper contextualization, and look at practical cases encountered.