About Western Balkans SecuriMeter

The Western Balkans SecuriMeter is 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 IISG, UNDP/SEESAC, MARRI, DPPI-SEE and OBCT.

The SecuriMeter represents the next chapter in the steady evolution of the region’s foremost survey of public opinions Balkan Barometer.  

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.

This survey strives to become a valuable resource in developing fact-based policies and observing their effects on the region and individual economies – all with the unique goal of promoting peace and security in the region.

The SecuriMeter 2022 survey was conducted via phone household interviews carried out by trained interviewers from Indago in the period from 25 March to 11 April 2022 in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia among 6,041 citizens. SecuriMeter posed 47 questions on fighting terrorism, organised crime, border security, gun ownership, trafficking, illegal immigrations, disinformation, fake news and many more. Answers by survey respondents have been systemised, analysed and presented and you can check them out in the DATABASE and/or ANALYSIS.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence