Regional Hub:
Europe & Central Asia

Region at a Glance
Week of 22 Apr 23*

Data cover the period of 22 Apr 23 - 28 Apr 23. For more information about how ACLED collects data and categorizes events, see the ACLED Codebook.

ACLED data updates are paused for the second and third weeks of May 2023.

Political Violence Events: 864

+11% from previous week

Demonstration Events: 603

-6% from previous week

Event Types:

Battles: 69 Events

Explosions/Remote Violence: 782 Events

Violence Against Civilians: 9 Events

Mob Violence: 4 Events

Protests: 595 Events

Violent Demonstrations: 8 Events

Find all ACLED data and analysis for Europe & Central Asia below.

The Europe & Central Asia dataset is updated every Tuesday through the most recent Friday.

Spotlight Countries:

Curated Data

These files contain all political violence events, demonstration events, and strategic developments recorded in Europe & Central Asia from the beginning of ACLED coverage to the present. Please note that historical coverage may vary by country. A full list of country-year coverage is available here.

For an explanation of how ACLED codes and categorizes data, see the ACLED Codebook. For more information, see our Resource Library. Guides specific to Europe & Central Asia include:

Regional Overviews

Our monthly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.

Regional Data Collection Partners

ACLED partners with a wide range of organizations to collect information in hard-to-access contexts and integrate thematic, regional, and country-level expertise into our data collection program. Click through the list to learn more about our partners in Europe & Central Asia.

Live Universal Awareness Map (Liveuamap) is a leading independent global news and information site dedicated to factual reporting of a variety of important topics including conflicts, human rights issues, protests, terrorism, weapons deployment, health matters, natural disasters, and weather related stories, among others, from a vast array of sources.

Front Line Defenders is an Irish-based international organisation, founded in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs); people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Front Line Defenders addresses the protection needs identified by HRDs themselves. The organisation has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and in 2018 Front Line Defenders was awarded the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights. is the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism, established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide. is committed to reaching Human Rights Defenders working in remote areas and countries where it is particularly dangerous to work in human rights defense. It focuses on defenders who are especially targeted, including women human rights defenders, defenders of LGBTI rights, land and environmental rights defenders, economic and social rights defenders, defenders of minorities, lawyers, and those fighting for freedom of expression and association.

Special Projects

ACLED special projects are designed to provide innovative tools to support conflict analysis, violence prevention initiatives, and efforts to monitor emerging crisis situations.

Ukraine Crisis

The current Ukraine crisis poses a unique threat to international security — from the potentially devastating human costs and the involvement of a major nuclear power, to the significant geopolitical and economic ramifications the war could entail for the entire world. To help track these trends as they develop, ACLED has created a dedicated research hub to provide near real-time information on the conflict, including a curated data file, interactive data visualization tools, and weekly analysis of violence patterns in Ukraine, Russia, and the broader region.

Ukraine Crisis Hub

Europe & Central Asia Analysis