Commitment to the Western Balkans SALW Control Reiterated the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum

The annual EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs, hosted in Skopje, North Macedonia, from 26 to 27 October 2023, brought together the Ministers for Home Affairs and Justice ...

SEESAC and FRONTEX complete the joint Firearms Detection Courses with the training for Montenegrin Border Police

The Firearms Detection Course for the representatives of the Border Police of Montenegro was held at the Police Academy Training Centre from 23-27 October 2023 in Kupari, Croatia. This was the last in ...

SEESAC Contributes to Shaping the Central American Roadmap to Prevent the Illicit Trafficking and Proliferation of Arms and Ammunition

The first in-person meeting dedicated to shaping the Central American Roadmap to Prevent the Illicit Proliferation and Trafficking of Firearms and Ammunition was successfully convened in Panama City ...

July-September 2023 Quarterly Armed Violence Monitor draws attention to celebratory shootings during summer months

In its latest Quarterly Armed Violence Regional Monitor, SEESAC highlights trends regarding firearm incidents in South East Europe from July to September 2023. This quarter witnessed 953 firearm ...

An On-line Gender Awareness Course in the Security Sector Presented at the 16th Regional Meeting of Ministries of Defence in the Western Balkans

A total of 25 representatives of the Ministries of Defence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, and the Republic of Serbia participated in the 16th Regional Meeting ...

Increasing the Quality of Investigations and Intelligence-led Policing through Enhanced Cooperation between the Firearms Focal Point, Prosecutors, and the Ballistic Laboratory In Priština

Last week SEESAC wrapped up a two-day Workshop on the Outreach of the FFP and Ballistic Laboratory to the Prosecution Office in Support of Firearms Investigations in Pristina, on 17-18 October. ...

Development of standard operating procedures for the SALW-related investigations

As part of its ongoing effort to support criminal police services in South East Europe, SEESAC  organized a workshop to support the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the General ...

4th Regional Meeting of SALW Awareness Raising Task Force Focuses on Advancing Communication with the Media and the Public

The Regional Awareness-raising Task Force (RAR TF) met for the 4th time in Tirana on 3-5 October 2023. In the aftermath of the heart-breaking incidents that have struck the region during the first ...

A Mid-Term Review Highlights Progress in Western Balkans' Efforts in the implementation of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

A comprehensive Mid-Term Review has provided crucial insights into the advancement of goals outlined in the Roadmap for a Sustainable Solution to the Illegal Possession, Misuse and Trafficking of ...

Authorities from the Region Enhance Knowledge of Weapons and Ammunition Management

Nearly 30 representatives of authorities and international organisations involved in physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) of conventional weapons and ammunition from the Western Balkans ...