Regional Network of National CT-P/CVE Coordinators (RNNC) of the Western Balkans (WB)

The IISG Secretariat participated on the 11th of October 2022 at the Regional Network of National CT-PCVE Coordinators (RNNC) of the Western Balkans in Sarajevo. The main objective of the meeting was to strengthen cross–border cooperation to counter serious organized crime in the Western Balkans with institutions and networks of the EU. This format of

IISG Secretariat at CEPOL meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia I Herzegovina

The IISG Secretariat was invited to participate on the 12th and 13th of October 2022 at the meeting of CEPOL partnership against crime and terrorism meeting, in Sarajevo. The IISG Deputy/Head of Secretariat, Senior Expert/Deputy Head, Ms. Maja Pinjo Talevska presented to the participants the state of play of the IISG mission, core tasks, and

WBCTi Pillar 1 Support Group Meeting of IISG in Sarajevo, Bosnia i Herzegovina

Following the decisions of the 6th IISG Board meeting, on the 12th of October 2022, the IISG Secretariat called the fifth WBCTi working group meeting. This meeting served to present the state of play of the IISG Database, as well as to conclude the task of mapping responses for the second year (2021-2022). The IISG

National thematic meetings with WB Partners, Skopje, North Macedonia

Following the IISG Board meeting of June 2022, the IISG Secretariat met with representatives of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of North Macedonia on the 25th of October 2022, for further consultations regarding the mapping responses and mapping support. The meeting aimed to expedite the work on mapping responses, the work on mapping support and

Thematic meetings with WB Partners, Montenegro

The IISG Secretariat met with the three structures per IISG Pillar on the 9th of December 2022, in Podgorica, at the offices of the Ministry of Interior. During the meeting discussion on the Response mapping process and support mapping process (IISG Database) were the main discussions in terms of what was done so far and

IISG Regional Support Group Meeting – WBCTi, Montenegro

 Following the finalisation of the process of analysis of the response mapping reports for 2021 and 2022, the IISG Secretariat organised the Regional Support Working Group meeting for Pillar 1, Western Balkans Counter-Terrorism initiative (WBCTi) on 27th of April 2023, in Budva. Representatives of Western Balkans Partners, DG NEAR, Austria, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, and USA

A Strong Cities Western Balkans Regional Hub Workshop

On the 5th and 6th of September 2023 in Budva Montenegro, the IISG Secretariat participated in a workshop organised by the WB Regional Hub for Strong Cities Network which addressed terrorism and extremism issues. The IISG Head of Secretariat Mr. Agron Sojati moderated a panel on developing strategies for preventing violent extremism. Discussions with various

14th Regional Network of National CT-P/CVE Coordinators (RNNC) of the Western Balkans

The 14th Regional Network of National CT-P/CVE Coordinators (RNNC) from the Western Balkans met in Skopje, North Macedonia on 17th and 18th October 2023. The meeting, organised by the EU Delegation in Sarajevo's Regional Counter-Terrorism and Security Expert in collaboration with the CSC WB project, gathered various stakeholders. These included national CT-P/CVE Coordinators, EU CT-P/CVE

The 8th Regional (Jumbo) Security Coordination Conference, Italy

The IISG Secretariat participated in the eighth Regional Security Coordination Conference, held in Rome on 14-15 November 2023, focused on Security Cooperation in the Western Balkans - Securing the Future: Building Resilience through Collaboration. Co-organised by multiple entities, it brought together over 100 participants, including security practitioners from various jurisdictions and representatives of significant regional

7th IISG Board meeting

On 7th December 2023, the IISG Secretariat organised the 7th IISG Board meeting in Sarajevo in a hybrid form. The Board was presented by the European Commission (DG NEAR which chaired the meeting), Western Balkans Partners: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, and Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) as the host entity of