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;


  • 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.


WBCTi Events & Activities

December 2023
Dec 07
07 December 2023

On 7th December 2023, the IISG Secretariat organised the 7th IISG Board meeting in Sarajevo in a hybrid form. The Board was presented by the European Commission (DG NEAR which

November 2023
Nov 14
14 November 2023

The IISG Secretariat participated in the eighth Regional Security Coordination Conference, held in Rome on 14-15 November 2023, focused on Security Cooperation in the Western Balkans - Securing the Future:

October 2023
Oct 18
18 October 2023

The 14th Regional Network of National CT-P/CVE Coordinators (RNNC) from the Western Balkans met in Skopje, North Macedonia on 17th and 18th October 2023. The meeting, organised by the EU

September 2023
Sep 05
05 September 2023

On the 5th and 6th of September 2023 in Budva Montenegro, the IISG Secretariat participated in a workshop organised by the WB Regional Hub for Strong Cities Network which addressed

April 2023
Apr 27
27 April 2023

 Following the finalisation of the process of analysis of the response mapping reports for 2021 and 2022, the IISG Secretariat organised the Regional Support Working Group meeting for Pillar 1,

February 2023
Feb 14
14 February 2023

Following the last National thematic meeting with partners from Bosnia and Hercegovina held on 12 December 2022 and 31 January 2023, and its conclusions, and aiming to step up the