Vulnerability Index – Serbia

ISAC is pleased to announce the publication of the Vulnerability Index – Serbia, done by ISAC within the project The GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index: Evaluating susceptibility to foreign malign influence in 8 Central European & Western Balkan countries, a joint project with GLOBSEC and our partners in the Western Balkans and Central Europe. ISAC participated in extensive research on state resilience and society vulnerability to malign foreign influences from autocratic regimes.

Vulnerability Index measures vulnerability towards foreign influence in eight countries: Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia on a 0-100 scale, where 0 is the most resilient and 100 the most vulnerable.

It assesses five key dimensions: public attitudes, political landscape, public administration, information landscape, and civic and academic space, with a particular focus directed towards the Kremlin’s and Beijing’s activities. The vulnerability calculation was based on seven key data sources, such as representative opinion polls, surveys with renowned experts in the given field, World Press Freedom Index, etc.

The results from all existing indices were analysed for the past six years, from January 1, 2016, until June 30, 2021, in order to reflect at least one change in government in the analysed countries.