RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation is an international, independent, regionally owned organization, with the mission to foster dialogue and cooperation on security matters in South Eastern Europe through a partnership between the countries of the region and their international partners.
 

Director's New Year Message

As we are approaching to the end of the year, in terms of realizing our program, 2016 was overall a good year.

We accomplished 25 important activities covering a wide spectrum under our 3 Pillars.

Besides, we stabilized our budget, increased our connectivity through not only strengthening present partnerships, but also establishing new ones.

Complete New Year Message, PDF

Activity Overviews

Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control (Dayton Article IV) – Orientation Course

Overview, PDF

Search And Rescue (SAR) Basic Course

Overview, PDF

C-WMD National Strategies – Dual-Use Technology, Emergent Technology, and Terrorism

Overview, PDF

Activity Agendas

Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control (Dayton Article IV) – Orientation Course

Agenda, PDF

Search And Rescue (SAR) Basic Course

Agenda, PDF

C-WMD National Strategies – Dual-Use Technology, Emergent Technology, and Terrorism

Agenda, PDF

Activity Reports

Border Security and Management Seminar

Report, PDF

Workshop on the Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Report, PDF

Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) – Challenges for SEE

Report, PDF

Programme 2017

RACVIAC’s annual programme of activities includes up to 30 activities: seminars, training courses, workshops, conferences, meetings and a number of other extracurricular activities.

In addition to this, RACVIAC also supports activities of other institutions and organisations. By the end of 2016 RACVIAC has hosted more then 11500 participants on 407 various activities. ›› More

Interview

Interview with Ms Nika Jabbarova, MSc, author of “Report on The Way Forward Towards Better Implementation of the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security”

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Interview Archive

Latest News

14 March 2017

Diversity and Inclusion in the Security Sector Conference held in RACVIAC

"Diversity and Inclusion in the Security Sector - Key Leadership Conference" organized by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung is being held in Hotel "Westin Zagreb", from 13 – 14 March 2017.

The purpose of this activity is to support the promotion of diversity and inclusion Management concepts in security sector institutions, with an emphasis on the integration of gender perspectives and equal opportunity policies by introducing different experiences and benefits that this approach generates in Security sector organizations in the context of initiated reforms and designated ongoing missions and objectives. This event is a continuation of the established series of annual activities launched in 2013, aimed towards enabling comprehensive discussions on diversity and inclusion challenges, strategies and policies for the Security sector in SEE.

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08 March 2017

Changing the Discourse Among Men on Gender Equality - "Barbershop" held in Vienna

Permanent Mission of Iceland to the OSCE organized, with the support from Canada, Croatia, Norway, San Marino, Slovenia and the OSCE Gender Section, an event on 7 March 2017 in Vienna on Changing the Discourse Among Men on Gender Equality. It was done in the concept called "the Barbershop" which is developed by Iceland at the United Nations in New York in 2015 in cooperation with Surinam. The main idea behind the concept is to provide a setting for men-to-men discussions about their own role, privileges and behaviors in realizing women's rights and gender equality.

The key speaker at the event was Dr. Michael Kimmel, a noted scholar on men and masculinities and a distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brooks University at New York.

The Deputy Director of RACVIAC-Centre for Security Cooperation, BG Gordana Garasic, participated in the first panel as a speaker sharing her experience on being woman in a men's world and what can be done in order to "walk the talk" when we speak of equal opportunities.

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06 March 2017

Vienna Document 2011 Verification and Compliance Course held in Budapest

The 'Vienna Document 2011 Verification and Compliance Course' organized by RACVIAC - Center for Security Cooperation and hosted by the HU Ministry of Defence began on March 6, 2017 in Budapest.

Vienna Document constitute a part of the conventional arms control and confidence and security building regimes which remain major instruments for ensuring military stability, predictability and transparency, and should be a living document, updated and modernized. In order to facilitate the implementation of the provision of the Vienna Document, RACVIAC has been organizing this course for the countries of the South East European region since 2001. The main purpose of this Course is to provide participants with a theoretical overview of the Vienna Document 2011, providing a comprehensive analysis of both the theoretical and practical level of the implementation of these activities.

Opening the Course, Mr. Gyorgy Rabai, Head of Defence Policy Section, HU MOD, welcomed efforts of the RACVIAC – Center for Security Cooperation in fostering the dialogue in the SEE region and emphasized the importance of conventional arms control and confidence and security building regimes in Europe. He told the audience that we are going to show the real life at a real unit.

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Forthcoming Event

26 -31 March 2017

Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control (Dayton Article IV) – Orientation Course


Catalogue 2017

RACVIAC Catalogue 2017RACVIAC Catalogue 2017 ›› Download








Newsletter and Factsheet

Newsletter 45/2016Every few months RACVIAC releases its Newsletter, which includes a detailed overview of our activities during the past period, at our Centre as well as abroad. ›› More


Racviac FactsheetThe latest, newly updated version of RACVIAC Factsheet, published in December 2016. ›› Download





Publications

Building a Cyber Resilient SocietyBuilding a Cyber Resilient Society in SEE - Research Study” ›› Download







RACVIAC Compendium 2015RACVIAC Compendium 2015 ›› Download








Defence Conversion ModalitiesRACVIAC SSR Pillar Research Project “Defence Conversion Modalities in South-East Europe (SEE) – Specific Regional Model” ›› Download