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The 2024 Assessment of Violent Extremism in Albania

The 2024 national assessment of violent extremism drivers, forms and threats presents a crucial update in Albania’s fight against violent extremism, enriched by an in-depth exploration of perceptions of political extremism and other emerging threats. Building on this expanded scope, the report offers actionable insights and recommendations to enhance Albania’s preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) measures. The assessment seeks to inform and complement the efforts of the Albanian government and P/CVE stakeholders, to enhance resilience against the broad spectrum of violent extremism and ensure a proactive and adaptable response to protect Albanian society and its democratic values.

As Albania nears a decade of implementing P/CVE strategies, it is evident that considerable progress has been made in tackling religious extremism, yet the evolving nature of violent extremism presents continuous challenges. Delving into the main forms and drivers of violent extremism, this report has been structured into three main chapters which analyze citizens’ perceptions through the lens of the socio-economic, political and cultural drivers used in previous national assessments, as well as a series of new questions aimed at exploring emerging threats.

To read more click to download the full report in English. The Albanian version will be available soon.

This study is prepared in the framework of the project “Strengthening community resilience through the School as Community Center (SCC) model and evidence-based research in Albania”, supported financially by the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania. Opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed are of the author/s, and do not necessarily represent those of the State Department.