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Integrative Internal Security Governance

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IISG

The IISG (Integrative Internal Security Governance) is a new approach to internal security governance, capacity-building and reform introduced in the Western Balkan region. The concept enables a coordinated, aligned and sustainable effort in the major fields of internal security governance reform, on the part of the European Union (EU) and all relevant international donors of external assistance.

A three-pillar structure is coordinated by a supporting mechanism (IISG Support Group) hosted by the DCAF Office in Ljubljana. The IISG was endorsed by the Council of the EU in late 2016, and officially launched by the ministers of interior/security of the countries of the Western Balkan region in September 2017.

WBCTi

The Western Balkan Counter-Terrorism initiative (WBCTi) is the first pillar of the IISG in the Western Balkans. It is a EU-supported effort to respond to the developments 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.

WBCSCi

The Western Balkan Counter-Serious Crime initiative (WBCSCi) is the second pillar of the IISG in the Western Balkans. It aims to respond to the threats of Serious and Organized Crime in the Western Balkan region by merging the efforts of all relevant security actors, EU and international donors of external assistance in this area of policy – in an efficient and sustainable manner.

WBBSi

The Western Balkan Border Security initiative (WBBSi) is the third pillar of the IISG in the Western Balkans. The WBBSi is an effort to respond to the threats to border integrity of the Western Balkan region by merging the efforts of all relevant security actors, the EU and international donors of external assistance in this area of policy – in an efficient and sustainable manner.

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You can learn more about IISG in the Western Balkans here

Or, contact our regional office in Ljubljana