The Future of Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans: Meeting common challenges with mutual objectivesIn the framework of the project:

Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) 2022

Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance (CSDG) in cooperation with Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) organized the Roundtable Discussion “The Future of Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans: Meeting common challenges with mutual objectives” focused on the findings of Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) related to regional cooperation and European integration of region.

Experts in the field, diplomats, journalists and researchers shared their opinions and analyzes regarding the findings of the barometer, highlighting specific issues of importance not only to decision-makers, but also to researchers in various fields. Regional cooperation composes an essential prerequisite for all Western Balkans countries in their journey to membership in the European Union, by contributing also to create a favourable climate for addressing several bilateral issues and succeed in several key economic sectors and beyond. Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) supported by National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is regional project that measures public perceptions in Albania, Kosovo and Serbia for a wide range of security, rule of law, justice, regional cooperation and peacebuilding issues.

WBSB has an identical methodology in all three countries, and it also measured simultaneously the perceptions of the citizens of Kosovo and Serbia on the same issues. The results of the WBSB are published in four different reports for each country. The regional edition measures not only the perception of Albanian citizens towards their institutions and security issues, but also their perceptions on regional cooperation and specifically the relations between Albania, Kosovo, and Serbia.

The reports of the Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) 2022 are published at the link: