The mission of the Network is to improve the visibility of the researchers and their work in order to bring them together in joint activities such as international scientific conferences, collections of papers of international character and other international scientific projects in the fields of political sciences in general, and international relations and international security in particular.

The vision of the Network is to have the Balkan region connected and open for the development of Balkan research and the academic community that can contribute to scientific excellence and further research development in the political sciences and the fields of international relations and security.

BARN was founded in June 2022 within the Professional Association of Security Sector, and under an independent initiative of Dr. Marina T. Kostić Šulejić, scientist in international relations.