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Publication of Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans: context and evolution from 1991-2010

Regional Public Event – 22 March 2011 – Sarajevo 

IDM together with seven NGO’s and Think Tanks, involved in the program “Building Civil Society Capacities for Improved Security” attended the public issuing of the “Context Analysis of Security Sector Reform 1990-2009” books, prepared from each organizations. Representatives of seven regional civil society organizations (CSOs) – from Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana and Zagreb – analyzed in Sarajevo security sector reforms (SSR) in the Western Balkans.

The event “Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans: context and evolution from 1991 to 2010” focused on developing the SSR in the Western Balkans, discussed the main drivers and challenges in the process, and supported an increased involvement of civil society in regional activities.

Other co-organizers of the meeting, that gathered leading experts dealing with SSR in the region, included the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (PA BiH), the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, and the Centre for Security Studies of BiH, with financial support from the Kingdom of Norway.

Opening remarks were delivered by Secretary General of the BiH Centre for Security Studies, Denis Hadžovi?; Norwegian Ambassador to BiH, Jan Braathu; Senior RCC Secretariat’s Expert on Justice and Home Affairs, Virgil Ivan Cucu; Assistant DCAF Director, Darko Stan?i?; Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Miroslav Hadzic; and Expert-Advisor from the Joint Committee for Defense and Security of PA BiH, Željko Grubeši?.