Civil capacity building in the Western Balkans - comparative analysis Cover Image

Izgradnja civilnih kapaciteta na Zapadnom Balkanu – komparativna analiza
Civil capacity building in the Western Balkans - comparative analysis

Author(s): Maja Bjeloš
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: BCBP Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku
Keywords: Peacekeeping missions;
Summary/Abstract: In this text, we will present the current practices of sending civilians to peacekeeping missions from the countries of the Western Balkans, the shortcomings that need to be overcome in order to increase the involvement of civilians in international missions and organizations, as well as an examination of the potential of individual countries for building civilian expertise. The comparative analysis is based, first of all, on the analysis of the initial situation in the field of civil capacity building, which was carried out in 2014. The initial analysis of the state of civilian capacities was carried out in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia, in cooperation with the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (Albania), the Center for Security Studies (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Center for Peace Studies ( Croatia), the Independent Research Center - Analitika (Macedonia), the Alternative Institute (Montenegro), the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (Serbia) in cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of International Relations (NUPI). The research results were presented in an academic journal in English. The initial analysis was completed with data obtained during interviews and expert consultations with key government actors, as well as with the analysis of secondary sources, i.e. the results of research in this area.

  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Serbian