WBCSCi

Objective of the WB CSCi

The Western Balkan Counter-Serious Crime initiative (WBCSCi) is the second pillar of the IISG (Integrative Internal Security Governance) in the Western Balkans; an effort to respond to the threats of Serous and Organized Crime in the Western Balkan Region by merging the efforts of all relevant security actors, EU and international donors of external assistance in the area of policy – in an efficient and sustainable manner.

Support Group Members

  • DG NEAR Directorate-General for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations;
  • EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies upon notification to the Board;
  • Albania: Ministry of Interior, including relevant bodies for fighting organised crime;
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ministry of Security, including relevant bodies for fighting organised crime;
  • Kosovo*: Ministry of Interior; including relevant bodies for fighting organised crime;
  • Montenegro: Ministry of Interior; including relevant bodies for fighting organised crime;
  • North Macedonia: Ministry of Interior; including relevant bodies for fighting organised crime;
  • Serbia: Ministry of Interior; including relevant bodies for fighting organised crime;
  • RCC / Regional Cooperation Council – Political Department;
  • Austria – Ministry of Interior;
  • Slovenia – Ministry of Interior;
  • UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime;
  • PCC SEE Secretariat – Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe;
  • DCAF Ljubljana – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance;
  • France – Regional Security Coordinator for the WB;
  • Italy – Ministry of Interior;
  • United Kingdom – Regional Security Coordinator for the WB;
  •  RAI Secretariat – Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative;
  • OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe;
  • GIZ – German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH;

Tasks

  • The Methodology and templates on needs mapping;
  • Reports on needs mapping;
  • Methodology on response mapping;
  • Reports on response mapping;
  • Methodology of IISG Database;
  • Methodology of Support Group contribution and procedures;
  • Report of analysis for the IISG database;
  • Proposal/s to the IISG Board;

Decision-making process

  • IISG Secretariat consulting members on methodologies and products;
  • Support Group proposing to the IISG Board the methodologies and products;
  • IISG Board making decisions;

Accomplished Products

  • The Methodology and templates for mapping needs;
  • Methodology for becoming an IISG member;
  • Methodology of response mapping;
  • Methodology for mapping support to the IISG needs (IISG Database);
  • The review of the relevant WB and EU documents related to the WBCSCi Pillar;
  • Working Group WBCSCi Pillar Meetings;
  • Cross-Cutting Working Group Pillar Meetings;
  • Thematic WBCSCi meetings;
  • Governing bodies in WB;
  • Communication Strategy and Action Plan;
  • Mapping needs report;
  • Narrative reporting on WBCSCi needs mapping;

Products in process

  • Response mapping report;
  • Analyzing the IISG database;
  • Methodology of Support Group contribution and procedures;

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Materials

WBCSCi Events & Activities

May 2024
May 03
03 May 2024

On 3 May 2024, the IISG Secretariat organised national consultations in Pristina, engaging partners from three pillars: Western Balkan Countering Terrorism initiative (WBCTi), Western Balkan Countering Serious Crime initiative (WBCSCi),

April 2024
Apr 19
19 April 2024

As part of the National Thematic meetings, the IISG Secretariat held a meeting in Podgorica on the 19th of April 2024, focusing on the Western Balkan Countering Serious Crime Initiative

Apr 19
19 April 2024

Following the 7th IISG Board decision, IISG Secretariat initiated the national thematic meetings with WB Partners to complete the third annual response mapping and initiate the second needs mapping. On

Apr 18
18 April 2024

Following the 7th IISG Board decision, IISG Secretariat initiated the national thematic meetings with WB Partners to complete the third annual response mapping and initiate the second needs mapping. On

February 2024
Feb 09
09 February 2024

Under the facilitation of the IISG Secretariat, a meeting was held on 9th of February 2024, in Belgrade, with the representatives of SEESAC to discuss collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing