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Human Security in the Western Balkan region: the impact of transnational terrorist and criminal organisations on the peace-building process of the region

Objective

The main purpose of the coordination action HUMSEC is to contribute to a better understanding of the link between trans-national terrorist groups and criminal organisations in the Western Balkans and their role in the peace-building process in the region.

The project will set up a network of European researchers with the aim:
- to map and integrate European research capacities on the impact of trans-national terrorist groups and criminal organizations on the peace-building process in the Western Balkan region;
- to develop a shared methodology of collecting facts and figures;
- to promote an interdisciplinary scientific dialog among experts in the field of terrorism, criminology, security studies, peace and conflict studies and human rights;
- to exchange experiences as well as different proposals for legal and institutional reforms;
- to coordinate and publicize the results of research in courses held with young professionals and representatives of the civil society and among policy-makers.

A key element of the courses will be to strengthen democratic principles and to raise awareness on the impact of trans-national terrorist groups and criminal organizations on the peace-building process in the Western Balkan region by means of human rights education and education for democratic citizenship. Moreover, an Internet platform will be created to facilitate the scientific dialog, publications will be released and a dissemination meeting will be organised to present the results of the project to policy-makers.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-CITIZENS-5
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

EUROPAEISCHES TRAININGS- UND FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER MENSCHENRECHTE UND DEMOKRATIE - FORSCHUNGSVEREIN
Address
Schubertstrasse 29
Graz
Austria

Participants (15)

BELGRADE CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Address
Beogradska 54/Iii
Belgrade
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
30 - 36 Newport Road
Cardiff
DANISH CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Denmark
Address
Strandgade 56
Copenhagen
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DE RELACOES INTERNACIONAIS E SEGURANCA
Portugal
Address
Rua Ferreira Borges, 193, 1 Frente
Lisbon
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz 1
Muenchen
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFT E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
Address
Warandelaan 2
Tilburg
UNIVERSITE DE TOULOUSE I - SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
Place Anatole France
Toulouse
UNIVERSITY OF MONTENEGRO
Address
Cetinjski Put Bb
Podgorica
UNIVERSITY OF PRISHTINA
Address
Street Nena Tereze
Prishtina
UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address
Obala Kulina Bana 7
Sarajevo
UNIVERSITY OF SHKODER LUIGJ GURAKUQI
Albania
Address
L. Qemal Stafa - Rr. Vasil Shanto (Parruce)
Shkoder
UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB
Croatia
Address
Trg Marsala Tita 14
Zagreb
UNIVERSITÄT GRAZ
Austria
Address
Universitätsplatz 3
Graz
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
Ljubljana