On 9th May, SEESAC launched an online platform dedicated to fact-checking daily firearms incidents across the South East Europe region. The Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP), available here, aims at helping to monitor firearms-related incidents happening in the region, thanks to the data obtained from media reports or official sources from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, […]
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 […]
On 19th April, the Minister of Interior of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Mr. Oliver Spasovski opened the General Assembly of the Southeast Europe Police Chiefs Association (SEPCA). The meeting was chaired by the Director of the Bureau for Public Security Mr. Lazo Velkovski, and was attended by a high number of international partners […]
RAN Centre of Excellence Policy & Practice Event: Common P/CVE challenges in the WB and EU
Mr. Rajko Kozmelj, IISG Chair, contributed to a RAN Centre of Excellence Policy & Practice Event: Common P/CVE challenges in the Western Balkans and European Union. A balanced group of some 120 policy makers and practitioners from both Western Balkan and European Union countries met to target common challenges in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism […]
From 28 – 30 March 2018 EULEX Kosovo organized a training workshop entitled “Strategic Management and Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) workshop for Kosovo Police”, co-facilitated by The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Ljubljana (DCAF Ljubljana). The purpose of the workshop was to improve the level of knowledge exchange with the Kosovo police regarding […]
The WBCTi/WBCSCi/WBBSi iPA 2018-2020 officially endorsed at the 2nd IISG Board Meeting
Brdo at Kranj, 16th March 2018. Ministers of Interior of the Western Balkan Beneficiaries (members of the IISG Board) joined by EU, UN and other international partners endorsed the Integrative Plans of Action of the IISG Pillars (WB Counter-Terrorism Initiative, WB Counter Serious Crime Initiative and WB Border Security Initiative) for the period 2018-2020.
The President of the Republic of Slovenia opens the ministerial conference of the Brdo Process
The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor, opened the ministerial conference of the Brdo Process. The latter was hosting the 2nd IISG Board Meeting on the 16th March 2018 at Brdo pri Kranju, chaired by Mr. Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director-General at DG NEAR.
We are adding a new batch of documents issued by the EU RAN CoE and their experts, now translated into RS, BH and SI language. The translations are a contribution of the EU-supported Project “First Line”. They offer an insight into several relevant aspects of the RAN CoE policies and include a useful leaflet on […]
Wednesday, 5th March, the IISG Support Group shared with IISG partners, beneficiaries and interested actors the final draft of the WBCTi/ WBCSCi/ WBBSi integrative Plan of Action 2018-2020, which will enter into the IISG Board procedure of discussion in view of the upcoming foreseen endorsement on part of the Western Balkan ministers and IISG partners […]
New Framework for Measuring and Assessing Organized Crime in the Western Balkans by UNODC
Arisen from the need for a holistic understanding of organized crime to its core, nature, and extent, the UNODC initiated the development of a framework for measuring and assessing organized crime in the Western Balkans. Knowing that the lack of comparable data analysis on the dynamics of organized crime is a persistent impediment to high-quality […]