SEE regional actors join venture to develop the 2022 SecuriMeter

We are delighted to present the Western Balkans SecuriMeter, the first-ever public opinion survey on security issues conducted among the citizens of the Western Balkans as a venture of the Regional Cooperation Council in cooperation with the Regional Anti–Corruption Initiative (RAI), Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI), South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC), Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative (DPPI–SEE), the Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG), and the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT).

As security has become a priority both for the region and its partners, SecuriMeter represents an attempt to elaborate on the state of play of the rapidly changing regional security landscape. It is portraying attitudes towards current security challenges and trends in the Western Balkans, both at the regional and individual level, helping to inform the work of policymakers and other interested regional stakeholders, and provide better understanding of the overall regional security.

As an indivisible segment of security and stability, the SecuriMeter addresses perception of corruption in the Western Balkans. According to WB citizens’ perception, judiciaries in the region are viewed as most corrupt by 83% of surveyed citizens, demonstrating a 7–percentile increase compared to a year ago.  The second most corrupt are perceived the political parties and customs services (both at 81%), showing an upward trend of 3% for political parties and 6% for customs services, while bribes were most often given in Medical and health services (20%) in the past year.

Read more interesting insights about the perception of corruption among the Western Balkans citizens in the chapter G. Perceptions of Corruption of 2022 SecuriMeter.