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RAN Policy & Practice Events in 2018

In order to diminish the communication gap between policymakers and practitioners, the Commission tasked the RAN Centre of Excellence (RAN Coe) to organize six Policy & Practice events in 2018. The aim of these meetings will be to involve different stakeholders (national and local authorities, communities, practitioners, academia, as well as RAN Working Groups) in […]

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A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans

We welcome the rhetorical shift of the new EU Strategy for the Western Balkans (6 February 2018) away from conditionality towards that of engagement. At the core of its mechanism, the IISG fully acknowledges the extensive and concrete engagement of WB authorities during the last decade and a half in cooperation with the EU and […]

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Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist Groups and Violent Extremist Groups

On the 26th January 2018, UNODC launched the Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups: The Role of the Justice System. The use of children by violent extremist or terrorist groups is certainly not a new phenomenon. It`s slowly rose to a global phenomenon, which needs proper prevention, tackling and understanding […]

Workshop on Foreign Terrorist Fighters conducted in RACVIAC

On 28 November 2017, Mr. Rajko Kozmelj, IISG Chair presented the Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG) in the Western Balkans to the participants of the SEE regional expert workshop on the “Prosecution, Detention, rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters”, organized by RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council […]

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7–8 Nov 2017: WBCTi contributed to the “First Line” National Workshop on P/CVE in Albania

Between 7 – 8 Nov 2017, DCAF Ljubljana (WBCTi Lead Partner) contributed to the First Line Project National Workshop on P/CVE, which took place in Tirana, Albania, co-organized by the Slovenian Police (Project Leader) and the Albanian State Police. It was the 2nd in the series of national workshops under the regional EU-supported project “First Line”, […]

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Sarajevo, 14 Sep 2017 – EU Regional CT adviser hosts 1st CT and P/CVE coordination meeting with WBCTi partners

On 14th September, Mr Filip de Ceuninck, EU regional CT adviser, EU Delegation to BiH, hosted a CT and P/CVE coordination meeting in the EU House in Sarajevo. The meeting convened regional CT-P/CVE-Security advisors in the Western Balkan region and other representatives of the following WBCTi partners: Ministry of Security BiH, IOM, Foreign & Commonwealth […]

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Ministers of the Western Balkans endorse the IISG mechanism in the Western Balkans

Today, at Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, the IISG Board at the level of ministers of interior/security was convened in the framework of the hosting Brdo Process led by the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior. The ministers expressed their full support and endorsed the establishment of the IISG framework together with the Terms of Reference to […]

Grant Contract for IPA II 2016 Regional Action P/CVE signed

On 11th August, DCAF Ljubljana signed the Grant Contract for the IPA II 2016 Regional Action entitled “Support to Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in the Western Balkans”. This effort will be implemented together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Sarajevo, through […]

The “Prevent–Refer–Address” Mechanism (P-R-A)

A comprehensive multi-level policy solution in the area of Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in the Western Balkan region                    The Western Balkan Counter-Terrorism initiative (WBCTi) has been implemented as a coordinated and needs-based response to Radicalisation leading to Violent Extremism and Terrorism in the Western Balkan region. Based on an improved mutual coordination, the […]