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.
On 30th May, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is organizing a regional workshop on law enforcement/judicial services and state attorneys/prosecutors on dealing with terrorism and violent extremism –connected crimes in Tirana, Albania. The workshop is part of the wider EU funded project, under the IPA II 2016 umbrella, entitled “Support to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in the Western Balkans (WB)”. This workshop is considered to be a preparation for further, concrete activities aimed at improving regional cooperation in this particular field. For more information visit RCC website here.
Within the EU project, entitled “FIRST LINE Practitioners Dealing with Radicalization Issues – Awareness Raising and Encouraging Capacity Building in the Western Balkan Region”, Slovenian Police is organizing a workshop between 15- 16 May in Budva, Montenegro. The scope of this workshop will be to contribute to country`s efforts in the setting up of a national coordination mechanism. Special attention will be given to also to strategic communication and coordination needed in addressing P/CVE.
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.
From 24 – 25 April 2018, the Slovenian Ministry of Interior and Police organized the national workshop in Belgrade held under the auspices of the EU-supported project “First Line” (HOME/2014/ISFP/AG/RADX/7533). The event is intended to discuss the prevailing challenges of radicalisation leading to violent extremism or terrorism and to transfer good practices from EU partners in implementing a multi-agency approach to tackling challenges of P-CVE at the national level and at the level of local communities.
Between 18- 19 April EULEX organized a two-day workshop for Kosovo Prosecutors on interview technique skills for war crimes witnesses and victims with a focus on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases in armed conflict.
Conducted by Ms. Luana Scarcella, EULEX Legal Officer, and Me. Gianfranco Gallo, international legal expert, the purpose of the workshop was to provide participants with knowledge and understanding of the specific skills needed in interviewing, witnesses and victims of war crimes cases especially those of an SGBV nature.
For more information visit EULEX Kosovo website here.
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.
Between 26 – 28 March 2018 the EU-supported Project “First Line” led by Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, and Croatia in close cooperation with the EU RAN Centre of Excellence and IISG Support Group are organising an interactive workshop in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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).
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.