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New Project Launches in the Western Balkans: Enhancing Penitentiary Capacities in Addressing Radicalisation in Prisons

Implemented by the Council of Europe under the auspices of the Horizontal Facility (HF) Programme, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, a new 3-year regional project entitled “Enhancing penitentiary capacities in addressing radicalisation in prisons in Western Balkans” has been launched. The project will provide for a forum of sharing experience, […]

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Head of IISG Support Group participated at the SEPCA General Assembly in Moldova

On 6 June 2019, the South East Europe Police Chiefs Association (SEPCA) General Assembly under the Moldovan Presidency was held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The SEPCA Assembly discussed the number of issues related to ongoing and future activities. It was agreed that of the utmost importance is to work jointly on setting their crime […]

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EU RAN CoE Documents Available in Albanian, Macedonian and Serbian Languages

The EU financed Project “First Line” has supported the translation of several RAN CoE documents into Albanian, Macedonian and Serbian language that offer an insight into several relevant aspects on P-CVE policies for practitioners from the Western Balkans: RAN P&P Practitioners’ working paper: Approaches to violent extremist offenders and countering radicalisation in prisons and probation, […]

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EC publishes 2019 Communication on EU Enlargement Policy

The Commission recommends that the Council open negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. A credible enlargement policy in the future years will mean that the EU must live up to its commitments, and give credit where credit is due. Whereas credible progress in the area of rule of law in the Western Balkans remains a significant […]

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Albanian First National Conference: “First-Line Actors Countering Violent Extremism”

On 30 April 2019, in Tirana, the First National Conference: “First-Line Actors Countering Violent Extremism” took place in Albania. This conference was organised by the Coordination Center for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE Center). The event had an audience of more than 2000 first-line actors from all ministries, sectors, fields and agencies. The event was also […]

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3rd Meeting of the Regional Network of National P-CVE Coordinators of the Western Balkans

On Wednesday, 24th April 2019, the Coordination Center for Countering Violent Extremism – Albania, and supported by the Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG), the European External Action Service and European Commission hosted the third successful meeting of the Regional Network of National P-CVE Coordinators of the Western Balkans (RNNC). The Network brings together the members and owners of […]

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Brdo Process Ministerial Meeting- »3rd IISG Board Meeting« hosted by Minister Spasovski reaffirms strong support to IISG

On 26th February, the 3rd IISG Board Meeting took place in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. It was hosted by the Minister of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia Mr Oliver Spasovski and held under the auspices of the Brdo Process framework, chaired by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia. […]

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2nd Meeting of the Regional Network of WB National P/CVE Coordinators

Between 15-17 October, the IISG Support Group in collaboration with EUD/ EU SR Bosnia and Herzegovina organised the 2nd Meeting of the Regional Network of WB National P/CVE Coordinators in Budva, Montenegro. The meeting, funded by the IPA II 2016 Regional Action »Support to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans«, was officially […]

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IISG Attending the National Coordinators and Analysts Meeting of SEPCA

On 9th and 10th, October 2018, the National Coordinators and Analysts Meeting of the Southeast Europe Police Chiefs Association (SEPCA) took place in Struga, under the Macedonian presidency of SEPCA. IISG Support Group was invited to present the participants with the mandate and role of the IISG, as well as the potential models of cooperation […]

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PCC SEE Meeting of Heads of Criminal Police: Security Challenges Related to Rising Migratory Flows, Serious and Organized Crime and Contribution to IISG Action

Tirana, Albania – Since the second half of 2017, several Western Balkan countries have been noting a steady increase in migratory pressure and the emergence of a new Adriatic Route. In order to properly address this issue and the forms of serious and organized crime relevant in this context, the Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG) […]