RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation is an international, independent, non-profit, regionally owned, academic 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.

Introductory address by Director

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my pleasure to welcome you at the web pages of RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation.

RACVIAC was established in 2000 as the Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Centre with an aim to provide arms control training, promote confidence and security building measures and broaden cooperation in South Eastern Europe (SEE).

Complete Introductory address, PDF

Activity Overviews

Border Security and Management: Examination and Detection at the Border- Persons, Cargoes and Vehicles

Overview, PDF

Open Skies Treaty (OST) Aerial Observation Course

Overview, PDF

Activity Agendas

Border Security and Management: Examination and Detection at the Border- Persons, Cargoes and Vehicles

Agenda, PDF

Activity Reports

Building Integrity and Fighting Corruption - Regional Conference "Trends and Challenges in Implementing Anti-corruption Strategies"

Report, PDF

Regional Conference "Floods in South East Europe - Lessons Learned and Ways Ahead"

Report, PDF

Arms Control Symposium

Report, PDF


Newsletter 40/2014Every 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 FlyerRACVIAC SSR Pillar Research Project “Defence Conversion Modalities in South-East Europe (SEE) – Specific Regional Model” ›› Download

Racviac FlyerThe latest, newly updated version of RACVIAC Flyer, published in March 2013. ›› Download

Racviac FactsheetThe latest, newly updated version of RACVIAC Factsheet, published in March 2013. ›› Download

Latest News

29 JANUARY 2015

Meeting of MAG Points of Contact held at RACVIAC

A meeting of Points of Contact (POCs) from member countries of the RACVIAC Multi-National Advisory Group (MAG) was held in RACVIAC on January 29th, 2014.

RACVIAC Deputy Director, Brigadier General Zdravko Jakop, welcomed the POCs at the opening of the meeting noting that it has a rich agenda and that he greatly appreciates the input and support of the representatives present.

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Forthcoming Events

09-13 February 2015

Border Security and Management: Examination and Detection at the Border- Persons, Cargoes and Vehicles


Interview with Mr Mark Albon, Director of OPCW International Cooperation and Assistance Division

The OPCW recently received the Nobel Peace prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Can you tell us how this was received in the OPCW? How has it affected the work of the OPCW and the work of your directorate?

Well the announcement that the OPCW had won the Nobel Peace prize was somewhat unexpected.

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Interview with mr Eric May, independent Media Consultant, on the occasion of Strategic Communication Conference held in Skopje

Interview with Brigadier General Jürgen Beyer, Director of the Bundeswehr Verification Centre

Interview with Mr Fabian Grass, Forum for Security Co-operation Support Officer, OSCE, conducted on the occasion of the OSCE Code of Conduct Seminar

Interview with Mr Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, conducted on the occasion of the Democratic Control of Armed Forces Seminar

Interview with Ms Marina Pendes, Deputy Minister for Policy and Planning, Ministry of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, conducted on the occasion of the Round Table “SSR and Gender: Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820”

Interview with dr. Zdenka Cebasek-Travnik,Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia

Interview with Colonel Joerg Kunze, Bundeswehr Arms Control Verification Centre, on the occasion of the Vienna Document 2011 - Verification and Compliance Course.

Interview with Brigadier General Massimo Panizzi, Public Affairs and StratCom Advisor to the NATO Military Committee Chairman and International Military Staff

Interview with MajGen Torres, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Article IV of Annex 1B of the Dayton Peace Accords

Interview with Mr Zoran Šajinović, Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Interview with Ms Beverly Mercer, Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Croatia on the occasion of the workshop on Cluster Munitions.

Programme 2015

RACVIAC’s annual programme of activities includes over 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 2012 RACVIAC has hosted more then 9500 participants on 302 various activities. ›› More