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Meeting with Ms Catherine de Bolle, Executive Director of Europol

On 14th September, the IISG Chair Mr Rajko Kozmelj and Mr Thomas Herko, Head of PCC SEE Secretariat/Lead Partner in IISG 2nd pillar, met with Ms Catherine de Bolle, Executive Director of Europol, and Mr Brian Donald, head of the Executive Director’s cabinet in the premises of DCAF Ljubljana. Europol is a strong partner in […]

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IISG and DCAF Ljubljana Strengthen Partnership with the Centre for European Future

On the margins of the Bled Strategic Forum 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the director of the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) Dr Gorazd Justinek, IISG Chair, Mr Rajko Kozmelj, and the director of DCAF Ljubljana (IISG host), Mr Anton Travner. The organisations have identified venues of closer cooperation in potential joint […]

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Workshop for Enhanced Cooperation with the Western Balkans within the EU Policy Cycle to Tackle Organised and Serious International Crime

On 5-6 September 2018, Workshop “Enhancing cooperation with the Western Balkans within the EU Policy Cycle to tackle Organised and Serious International Crime – synergies, challenges and ideas” took place in Belgrade. The event was organised by The Deutsche Gesellschaft fűr Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Italian Ministry of the Interior and Center for International Legal […]

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2nd Meeting of the National Project Focal Points on the Implementation of the Joint UNODC/CEPOL Project

On 17 July, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) in close collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized the “Second Technical Meeting of the National Project Focal Points on the Implementation of the Joint UNODC/CEPOL Project on Capacity Building on Financial Investigations in South-Eastern Europe “. The […]

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New Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) by SEESAC

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*, […]

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2018 OSCE-wide CT Conference on the Reverse Flow of FTFs

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 […]

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IISG Represented at SEPCA General Assembly

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 […]

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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 […]

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EULEX Training Workshop for ILP and Strategic Planning for Kosovo Police

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 […]

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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.