Brdo Process Ministerial Meeting- supporting the WBCTi approach

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The informal Brdo Process Ministerial Meeting took place between 18–19 April 2016 at Brdo at Kranj, Slovenia. At the conference the ministers discussed the progress in implementing the Western Balkan Counter-Terrorism Initiative (WBCTi), and expressed the need to gradually expand the approach to the fight against serious and organized crime and border management in the Western Balkan region. Another topic of discussion was the migratory crisis in the region, in particular the needs that have to be addressed in case of massive migrant pressure. In parallel to the Brdo Process meeting, the ministers gathered at the opening conference of the “First Line – practitioners dealing with radicalisation issues”, an EU-financed counter-radicalisation initiative modelled upon the EU RAN Centre of Excellence and aimed at establishing national RAN-like platforms in the Western Balkan countries.