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IISG Chair Speaker at the International Conference “Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe”

On 25th September, Mr. Rajko Kozmelj, IISG Chair, contributed to the Panel entitled “From Common Sense to Evidence-Based Policymaking and Evidence-Based Policing” organised within the “Twelfth Biennial International Conference, Criminal Justice & Security in Central and Eastern Europe: From Common Sense to Evidence-based Policy–making”, taking place between 25-27 September in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Mr. Kozmelj presented to […]

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Kick Off Meeting of the Western Balkan Regional Network of National P-CVE Coordinators

In pursuit of achieving the goals set up in the WBCTi Integrative Plan of Action 2018-2020, adopted by the IISG Board in March 2018, and in consideration of the recent EU Western Balkan Strategy the IISG Support Group, together with the EUD / EUSR to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the CEELI Institute organized the first […]

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The High-Level Commission Expert Group on Radicalisation (HLCEG-R) published its Final Report

Established in July 2017 by the European Commission, the High-Level Commission Expert Group on Radicalisation (HLCEG-R), whose task was to offer advice on ways to improve cooperation among stakeholders and Member States, the further development of policies for the prevention of radicalisation, and a mechanism for future structured cooperation in this area, published on 13th June its […]

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Breaking the ISIS Brand – Short video-clips by ICSVE

“Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative Project” is a result of over two years of research made by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) team, who have been collecting interviews with ISIS defectors, returnees and prisoners, studying their trajectories into and out of terrorism, their experiences inside […]

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EU project “First Line”in Budva: Montenegrin practitioners are committed to develop capacities for an efficient response to radicalisation, in close cooperation with international partners supported by the IISG

The EU-supported project “First Line” gathered practitioners dealing with radicalisation issues in Budva, Montenegro, to raise awareness and to discuss and develop a potential model in Montenegro, which would enable an efficient and effective response to radicalisation that leads to violent extremism. State Secretary of the Montenegrin Ministry of Interior Mr. Dragan Pejanović welcomed and […]

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National Workshop of the First Line Project in Belgrade

From 24 – 25 April 2018, IISG contributed to the national workshop in Belgrade held under the auspices of the EU-supported project “First Line” (HOME/2014/ISFP/AG/RADX/7533) led by the Slovenian Police. The event was intended to discuss the prevailing challenges of radicalisation leading to violent extremism or terrorism and to transfer good practices from EU partners […]

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RAN Centre of Excellence Policy & Practice Event: Common P/CVE challenges in the WB and EU

Mr. Rajko Kozmelj, IISG Chair, contributed to a RAN Centre of Excellence Policy & Practice Event: Common P/CVE challenges in the Western Balkans and European Union. A balanced group of some 120 policy makers and practitioners from both Western Balkan and European Union countries met to target common challenges in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism […]

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National Workshop of the First Line Project in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Between 26 – 28 March 2018, within the framework the EU funded First Line project composed of Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia in close cooperation with the EU RAN Centre of Excellence and IISG Support Group, organised an interactive workshop in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The objectives of the workshop were: […]

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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 […]