Measuring and assessing organised crime in the Western Balkans: supporting evidence-based policy


Project duration: April 2016 - March 2019    

EC Contribution: €1.999.959



The overall objective of the action is to contribute to the strengthening of the rule of law through the fight against organised crime in the beneficiary countries and territories by improving knowledge about trends and patterns of organised crime. The specific objective of the action is to develop and implement a framework for quantifying and analysing organised crime in the Western Balkans and to establish mechanisms to monitor it and to produce an evidence-based analytical report on organised crime in the Western Balkans. The statistical framework on organised crime will include various components, such as criminal activities and criminal offences perpetrated by organised crime groups, the response by the criminal justice system and on ways of operating of organised crime.


Location of the action: 

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, as well as Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244). 



UNODC Vienna

Kristiina Kangaspunta


Crime Research Section       

Tel:  (+43-1) 26060-4550 



UNODC Vienna

Kobie Mulligan    

Research Officer    

Crime Research Section        

Tel:  (+43-1) 26060-4366