The project, organised as a consortium, will examine the strategic priorities of the Western Balkans. Security Transitions in the Western Balkans - From Conflict Zone to Security Community
Belgrade Centre for Security Policy Analytica
Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Institute for International Relations
Centre for Security Studies
Institute for Democracy and Mediation
Kosovar Centre for Security Studies
The project, looking at the larger framework of transformation of the Western Balkans, will examine the strategic priorities of the Western Balkans region, by studying how the processes of democracy- and institution- building and regional cooperation contribute to the region’s transformation from a conflict zone towards a security community.
- To develop a better understanding of the security transitions in the Western Balkans; the national as well as the regional dynamics.
- To increase the research and institutional capacity of Western Balkans research institutions, support regional research cooperation and allow for establishment of research networks that would study regional developments and challenges in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia)
- To assist the exchange of skills and knowledge between Western Balkans’ and Norwegian social scientists and thus narrow the gap between the state of social science research in the Western Balkans and Norway.
- To contribute to better regional and national security policy and institutions through analytically and methodologically sound research findings.
Th Research Counsil of Norway