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

Border Security and Management Seminar

Overview, PDF

Vienna Document – Verification and Compliance Course

Overview, PDF

Diversity and Inclusion in Security Sector - Key Leadership Conference

Overview, PDF

Activity Agendas

Border Security and Management Seminar

Agenda, PDF

Vienna Document – Verification and Compliance Course

Agenda, PDF

Diversity and Inclusion in Security Sector - Key Leadership Conference

Agenda, PDF

Activity Reports

Vienna Document 2011 – “Efforts to Revitalize Confidence and Security Building” Compliance and Verification Course

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

16 February 2017

Peer Review Seminar on OSCE Code of Conduct Starts at RACVIAC

Seminar participantsOn Thursday, 16 February 2017 a „Peer Review Seminar on OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security“ started at RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation. This two-day event is organized in cooperation with the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre and with the financial support of the Federal Ministry of National Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria.

The main purpose of the event is to facilitate consultations with experts on the implementation of the values and standards outlined in the OSCE Code of Conduct in SEE countries during the reviewed period. The primary aim is to bring together governmental experts who will analyze past experiences and discuss the implementation of the OSCE CoC in SEE among themselves ("peer" format type of event).

H.E. Haydar BerkOpening the Seminar H.E. Haydar Berk, RACVIAC Director, said: "No matter how deeply the countries of South East Europe are engaged in Security Sector Reform, the OSCE Code of Conduct will continue to be a valuable tool in keeping track of the democratic changes they have made. He also stressed that, „at its core, the Code of Conduct also imposes upon the participating States the commitment to co-operate, including through the development of sound economic and environmental conditions, as well as to counter tensions that may lead to conflicts.“ “By organizing this event our intention was to continue to facilitate your consultations with the OSCE experts on the implementation of the values and standards outlined in the Code for 2016 as the most recent reviewing period”, added Ambassador Berk.

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14 February 2017

Financial Agreement for 2017 Signed with Federal Republic of Germany

H.E. Thomas E. Schultze and H.E. Haydar BerkOn 14 February 2017, H.E. Thomas E. Schultze, the German Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, and H.E. Haydar Berk, RACVIAC Director, signed the Financial Agreement between RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation and the Federal Republic of Germany for the year 2017.

With this Agreement, the Federal Republic of Germany allocated funds which will be used to support RACVIAC activities, covering the costs of seminars, courses and workshops, especially within the RACVIAC "Cooperative Security Environment (CSE), with focus on Arms Control" Pillar.

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09 February 2017

Ambassador of Romania Visits RACVIAC

???On Thursday, 09 February 2017, H.E. Mr. Constantin-Mihail Grigorie, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Croatia, accompanied by Mr. Florian Antohi, Minister Counsellor, visited RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation.

The guests were welcomed by RACVIAC Director Ambassador Haydar Berk, Deputy Director Brigadier General Gordana Garašić and RACVIAC senior staff members.

???After a presentation on RACVIAC, Ambassador Berk provided an explanation related to the development of RACVIAC Programme of activities, activities planned for 2017 and plans for the future.

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Forthcoming Event

28 February - 02 March 2017

Border Security and Management Seminar


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