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TE-SAT Workshop in Albania

Albanian counter-terrorism stakeholders attended a workshop related to the Terrorism situation and trends report of the EU (TE-SAT), which took place on 03.11.2021, in Tirana. To that aim, representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the Albanian State Police, Intelligence Agency, Finance Intelligence Unit, EU Delegation, and Europol Liaison Officer sat together to discuss the national contribution to TE-SAT, pursuant to their roles and responsibilities. The purpose of the workshop was to assess the existing TE-SAT methodology and current reporting mechanisms, with a special emphasis on supporting the WB6 efforts to successfully provide qualitative inputs for TE-SAT.

The national actors, ranging from strategical to operational level shared their views and jointly agreed on adopting a more coordinated and tailor-made approach in improving their contribution to TE-SAT. The participants also emphasized the importance of Europol role to facilitate and ameliorate the national contribution to TE-SAT report.

TE-SAT is a situation report prepared by Europol on annual basis, which describes and analyses the outward manifestations of terrorism, i.e. terrorist attacks and activities. All six Western Balkan beneficiaries, including Albania, provide qualitative and quantitative data for the CT situation in the region, which is embedded in a separate section of the TE-SAT report. Consequently, CSC WB intends to organize six workshops on the national contributions of each beneficiary, which will be later followed by regional ones. Tirana marks the third national workshop, after Prishtina and Skopje.

CSC WB will continue to support the coordination, cooperation, networking and sharing of best practices on a common threat basis within the Western Balkans and with the EU.

Photo source: CSC WB