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EU RAN CoE Documents Available in Albanian, Macedonian and Serbian Languages

The EU financed Project “First Line” has supported the translation of several RAN CoE documents into Albanian, Macedonian and Serbian language that offer an insight into several relevant aspects on P-CVE policies for practitioners from the Western Balkans: RAN P&P Practitioners’ working paper: Approaches to violent extremist offenders and countering radicalisation in prisons and probation, […]

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Albanian First National Conference: “First-Line Actors Countering Violent Extremism”

On 30 April 2019, in Tirana, the First National Conference: “First-Line Actors Countering Violent Extremism” took place in Albania. This conference was organised by the Coordination Center for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE Center). The event had an audience of more than 2000 first-line actors from all ministries, sectors, fields and agencies. The event was also […]

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3rd Meeting of the Regional Network of National P-CVE Coordinators of the Western Balkans

On Wednesday, 24th April 2019, the Coordination Center for Countering Violent Extremism – Albania, and supported by the Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG), the European External Action Service and European Commission hosted the third successful meeting of the Regional Network of National P-CVE Coordinators of the Western Balkans (RNNC). The Network brings together the members and owners of […]

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2nd Meeting of the Regional Network of WB National P/CVE Coordinators

Between 15-17 October, the IISG Support Group in collaboration with EUD/ EU SR Bosnia and Herzegovina organised the 2nd Meeting of the Regional Network of WB National P/CVE Coordinators in Budva, Montenegro. The meeting, funded by the IPA II 2016 Regional Action »Support to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans«, was officially […]

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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 […]