Moldova Destroys 2,200 Pieces of Small Arms and Light Weapons

2,200 confiscated and voluntarily surrendered small arms and light weapons were destroyed at the JST “ARES UT” smelting facility in Chisinau, on 28 October, by the General Police Inspectorate of the Republic of Moldova with the aim to increase ...

Regional Training on Open Case File

On 21 October 2019, SEESAC in cooperation with UK’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) organized the Regional Training on Open Case File addressed to ballistic experts from South East Europe. The training facilitated discussions ...

42 firearm-related incidents took place in the region last week

The Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) recorded 42 firearm-related incidents that took place in the region from 7 to 13 October 2019.

These are some of the incidents captured on our platform:     About the AVMP The AVMP monitors firearms-related incidents happening in South East Europe. Established in 2014, the AVMP collects detailed data from the media reports and reports ...

Practitioners from the Albanian State Police enhanced their knowledge on the physical security and stockpile management of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition

On 18 October 2019, twenty experts from the Albanian State Police (ASP) completed a week-long targeted National Course on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their Ammunition. The ...

Eleventh workshop of the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction

About 40 physical and stockpile security management (PSSM) practitioners from South East Europe attended the Eleventh workshop of the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction to discuss and share good practices on progress and challenges related to conventional weapons and munitions stockpile reduction in South East Europe.

The RASR initiative has been established in 2009 by the US State Department and currently funded by the European Union under the framework of the EU COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2016/2356. It aims for a coordinated, regional approach to address ...

1,377 pieces of small arms and light weapons destroyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1,377 pieces of small arms and light weapons were destroyed at the Jelšingrad, smelter facility in  Banja Luka, on 7 September, by the SALW Coordination Board of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim to increase security and minimize the risk ...

Montenegro destroys 1,259 firearms and components to mark the International Gun Destruction Day

1,259 pieces of confiscated and voluntarily surrendered small arms and light weapons and components were destroyed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro at the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy in Niksic, on 11 July 2019. The event ...

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 ...

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 ...