Objective of the WB CTi

The Western Balkan Counter-Terrorism initiative (WBCTi) is an EU-supported effort to respond to the development related to Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalisation phenomena in the Western Balkans by maximizing the potential of Regional Cooperation policy and by merging the efforts of all relevant security actors in this area of policy development 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, Directorate for CT; P/CVE Center;
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ministry of Security, Coordinator for CT and P/CVE; SIPA; OSA; Federal Ministry of Interior (FBiH); Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska, Police of Brcko District
  • Kosovo*: Ministry of Interior; Directorate for CT; CT and P/CVE National Coordinator;
  • Montenegro: Ministry of Interior; CT and P/CVE National Coordinator;
  • North Macedonia: Ministry of Interior; Committee for CT and P/CVE;
  • Serbia: Ministry of Interior; designated authority of CT and P/CVE;
  • RCC / Regional Cooperation Council – Political Department;
  • Austria – Ministry of Interior;
  • Slovenia – Ministry of Interior;
  • UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime;
  • PCC SEE – Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe;
  • DCAF – 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;
  • OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Mission to Bosnia and Hercegovina;
  • GIZ – German Corporation for International Cooperation – Sarajevo Regional Office


  • The Methodology and templates on needs mapping;
  • Reports on needs mapping;
  • Methodology on response mapping;
  • Reports on response mapping;
  • Methodology on IISG Database;
  • Methodology on 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 on  mapping needs;
  • Methodology on becoming an IISG member;
  • The review of the relevant national and EU documents related to the WBCTi Pillar;
  • Working Group WBCTi Pillar Meetings;
  • Cross-Cutting Working Group Pillar Meetings;
  • National thematic WBCTi meetings;
  • Governing bodies in WB;
  • Communication Strategy and Action Plan;
  • Mapping needs report;
  • Narrative reporting on WBCTi needs mapping.

Products in process

  • Response mapping report;
  • Methodology on  response mapping;
  • Methodology on  IISG database;
  • Analyzing the IISG database;
  • Methodology on Support Group contribution and procedures.

NB: The information related to WBCTi pillar is updated every three months.

*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.


WBCTi Events & Activities