04 July 2022
Countries around the world have been hit by the phenomenon of violent extremism and foreign fighters, and the Western Balkans was no exception.
This policy analysis aims to shed light on how six Western Balkan countries have dealt with preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). It is intended to be the third and final in a series on this issue. More specifically, this analysis provides a regional statistical comparison of convictions for terrorism and participation in foreign conflicts, as well as an overview of the challenges faced by the six Western Balkan countries in preventing and combating violent extremism.
30 June 2022
In 2021, PIPS joined the Resilient Community Consortium alongside Advocacy, Training, Resource Center, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and Peer Educators Network. As part of this consortium, PIPS’ aim is to raise awareness and increase the understanding of the policymakers and other actors on R&R (Rehabilitation and Reintegration) and P/CVE (Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism). From December 2021 to July 2022 PIPS has organized one seminar, one public discussion and published two policy papers.
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29 June 2022
As the six Balkan countries are transforming their policies and becoming less carbon-intensive, promoting a green economy and green businesses is just the first component of transforming their economies.
The green economy framework promotes coherence between economic and environmental policies and further support the SDGs that are meant to be integrated with sustainable development.
Green businesses, also known as sustainable enterprises, aim to strike a balance between profit and resource sustainability.
This Policy Brief aims to explain the challenges of the Western Balkans in promoting a green economy and green businesses as the first step in transforming their economies.
29 June 2022
Once considered radical outsiders, the Greens are nowadays claiming an increasingly important role in mainstream politics, particularly in Europe.
Coupled with the urgency of climate change and the loss of support for traditional viewpoints, the Greens worldwide
have moved from single-issue environmental groups to inclusive political groups capable of developing and monitoring policies for key state institutions.
Thus, more and more people are supporting green policies, but who are the Greens, and what do they represent
in today’s politics? This Policy Brief aims to explain what the purpose of these green groups is and their role in the parliament's green agenda.