The Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) is a new regional initiative launched by KCSS in 2020, as a successor of KCSS’s program Kosovo Security Barometer implemented in Kosovo for eight consecutive years.
WBSB serves as an instrument to measure public perceptions in Albania, Kosovo and Serbia. The project focuses on a wide range of security, rule of law, justice, regional cooperation and peacebuilding issues and identifies various existing and emerging threats and challenges as perceived by the citizens of the three countries.
The overall goal of the project is to utilize the public perception measurement into a credible accountability seeking and advocacy instrument, capable of positively influencing the trajectory of the key domestic and regional security, foreign policy and rule of law developments in the Western Balkans countries. Furthermore, the project aims to facilitate the regional cooperation and the rapprochement of WB societies by exposing, addressing, and combating inter-cultural stereotypes by providing concrete measurable and credible data in relevant topics.
The partners of the project are Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) in Serbia and Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance (CSDG) in Albania, supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).