WBCTi

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 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;
  • 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 for becoming an IISG member;
  • Methodology of response mapping;
  • Reports on response mapping;
  • Methodology for mapping support to the IISG needs (IISG Database);
  • 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 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;
  • 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.

Materials

WBCTi 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

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

Apr 17
17 April 2024

The 15th Regional Network of National CT-P/CVE Coordinators (RNNC) Meeting was held on 17 April 2024 in Tirana, Albania. The meeting served as a collaborative platform for national CT-P/CVE coordinators,