Between 9–10 November 2017, CEP hosts a regional strategic policy meeting to outline the priorities against Serious and Organized Crime in the Western Balkans. The outlined priorites will provide basis to plan the second pillar of the “Integrative Internal Security Governance”, where the PCC SEE Secretariat has been granted the role of Lead Partner and is in charge of coordination.

The IISG (Integrative Internal Security Governance) is a new approach to internal security governance capacity-building and reform introduced in the Western Balkan region. It is hosted by DCAF Ljubljana as of 8 September 2017. Criminal police and Ministry officials from Western Balkan beneficiaries and PCC SEE Contracting Parties, Europol, UNODC and other major international partners in this field prepared the policy basis to continue drafting the first multi-annual Integrated Plan of Action (iPA) of the 2nd IISG Pillar – the “Western Balkan Counter-Serious Crime Initiative – WBCSCi”.

The iPA will enable the WB Beneficiaries, the EU and the international community (donors of external assistance) to address the challenges of Serious and Organized Crime in the period 2018-2020 in coordinated manner and in line with the principle of regional ownership as provided by the IISG policy framework. The event, hosted by the CEP Slovenia, was supported by the Italian Ministry of the Interior, the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the PCC SEE Secretariat.

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