The SALW Control Roadmap at the Western Balkans Summit in Poznań

Western Balkans Leaders reaffirmed the strategic importance of the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms light weapons and their ammunition in the Western Balkans and welcomed the progress made in its implementation.

Heads of Government of the Berlin Process participants, representatives of the European Institutions, International Financial Institutions, OECD, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), and the Regional Youth Cooperation Office ...

Gender responsive SALW Control in the region

SEESAC delivered a two-day regional training on gender responsive Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) control.

The Regional Training Course: Towards Gender Responsive SALW Control was held in Podgorica on 19 and 20 June 2019. The two-day training brought together 15 representatives from Belgrade, Chisinau, Pristina and Skopje, including representatives ...

Increasing capacities of the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans to respond to gender-based discrimination

Regional workshop on combatting gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse, took place on 18 and 19 June 2019 in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

21 representatives from the Ministries of Defense (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia participated in the Regional Workshop on Combating Gender-based Discrimination, Sexual ...

The 1st Regional SALW Control Roadmap Coordination Meeting

The 1st Regional Coordination Meeting for the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition in the Western Balkans by 2024 (Roadmap) took place on 28 May 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Following the Local Coordination Meetings that took place in Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana, over 90 participants, representatives of SALW Commissions in the Western Balkans, the international organizations ...

11th Meeting of SALW Commissions in South East and East Europe

The 11th Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Commissions Meeting was organized in Sarajevo on 29-30 May 2019.

The SALW Commissions meetings gather arms control policy-makers from South East and East Europe to exchange common challenges and identify solutions to address the illicit possession, trafficking and misuse of firearms. Over 30 representatives ...

Experts from the region gather at 11th SEEFEN Meeting

The 11th Regional Meeting of South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network (SEEFEN) took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 14-15 May 2019.

The 11th SEEFEN meeting gathered investigators, prosecutors, customs officials, forensic experts and border police representatives from South East Europe, as well as experts from INTERPOL, EUROPOL, FRONTEX and the National Ballistics ...

Regional iBase designer training delivered to IT Experts

A five-day regional iBase designer training was organized in Belgrade from 20-24 May 2019.

As a part of SEESAC’s partnership with governments across South East Europe aimed at establishing Firearms Focal Points (FFPs), , a regional iBase designer training was conducted in Belgrade. The training follows the purchasing  of necessary ...

Security enhanced in Montenegro storage location

A storage location and two evidence rooms in Montenegro were brought to international security standards, resulting in improved security of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and ammunition stockpiles in the region.

A partnership between the Ministry of Interior and the Police of Montenegro, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) SEESAC, and the European Union (EU) resulted in the security enhancement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ central ...

Roadmap Local Coordination Meetings organized in the Western Balkans

Local Coordination Meeting in Tirana

Local Coordination Meetings in the framework of the implementation of the Regional Roadmap on a sustainable solution to arms control in the Western Balkans (Roadmap), were organized by the SALW Commissions in Pristina on 2 April, in Skopje ...

First steps taken toward small arms and light weapons legislation harmonization

The first Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Legislation Harmonization Workshop took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The first SALW Legislation Harmonization Workshop that was held on 16-17 April 2019 in Sarajevo gathered representatives of relevant institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to discuss the level of harmonization of legal framework ...