Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) commissioned a study on cyber
security and online radicalization entitled “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD -
How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the
Western Balkans “.
The main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive overview
and analysis of the situation regarding the cyber security in the
Western Balkan Six (WB6) economies but also offers recommendations for
enhancement cyber security and prevention of online radicalisation on
regional and national levels.
The study contains two chapters: Cyber Security in the Western Balkans,
and Online Radicalization in the Western Balkans. The first Chapter
focuses on traditional cyber security concerns, while the 2nd one aims
at expanding the understanding of cyber security beyond traditional
narrow perspective by including information operations, with a focus on
This study has been funded by the European Union (EU) within the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans.