Timeline

10 Jun 1999   The Stability Pact for South East Europe convened in Cologne, with the aim of achieving lasting peace, prosperity and stability for South East Europe
Jan 2000   First Ideas for RACVIAC
16 Feb 2000   Stability Pact meeting in Sarajevo - Decision to include the RACVIAC Project in the Quickstart List
7 Jul 2000   Coordinating Conference in Berlin - Representatives from 18 interested nations met to discuss the Way Ahead
10 Jul 2000   Start of work of the international project group in Zagreb
20 Sep 2000   1st Multinational Advisory Group meeting (MAG) in Zagreb
2 Oct 2000   The Permanent Staff join RACVIAC
20 Oct 2000   Opening Ceremony
23-27 Oct 2000   First Seminar
7 Mar 2001   The Bilateral DEU-HRV Govermental Agreement – Principal Regulations
12 Mar 2001   RACVIAC moved to its permanent location (Vitez Damir Martić barracks in Rakitje)
24 Jul 2002   The Technical Agreement between Croatian MOD and RACVIAC
20 Sep 2002   Accession of Italy to "The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on the establishment of the Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Center (RACVIAC)"
15 Jul 2003   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and DCAF
7 May 2003   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and SEESAC
23 Jun 2003   RACVIAC Medium Term Strategy
Oct 2003   MAG Decision to expand the role of RACVIAC to Security Sector Reform
8 Jul 2004   Accession of Turkey to "The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on the establishment of the Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Center (RACVIAC)"
15 Dec 2004   MAG Terms of Reference for RACVIAC
31 Mar 2005   Declaration of the Defense Ministers of SEECP - new role of RACVIAC in the field of Defence Conversion
6 Jul 2005   MAG Decision to establish Defence Conversion Unit in RACVIAC
1 Aug 2005   Establishment of Defence Conversion cell within RACVIAC
Nov 2005   Concept Paper on Defence Conversion in SEE
3 Apr 2006   RACVIAC Strategy Paper
4 Oct 2007   New RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation
31 Jan 2008   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and GCSP
13 Nov 2008   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and CESS
21 Nov 2008   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and CCMR
21 Nov 2008   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and UNDP
17 Dec 2008   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and UNICRI
19/20 Mar 2009   New RACVIAC legal status and new RACVIAC organizational structure are the first visible forms of RACVIAC transformation
19 May 2009   Memorandum of Understanding between RACVIAC and NATO School Oberammergau
14 April 2010   New Agreement on RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation
13 Apr 2011   New RACVIAC Strategy 2012-2015 endorsed
01 Dec 2011   Agreement on RACVIAC-Centre for Security Cooperation entered into force RACVIAC Strategy Paper 2015-2020
10 Oct 2014   MAG approves establishment of C-WMD Network in RACVIAC
22 Apr 2015   RACVIAC Strategy Paper 2015-2020 adopted by MAG

 

The Opening Ceremony of RACVIAC on 20th October 2000

 

Left:
8 SEECP countries signed new Agreement on RACVIAC, in Becici, Montenegro, 14 April 2010

Right:
On behalf of the Republic of Romania, H.E. Mr Cosmin George Dinescu, Romanian Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, signed new Agreement on RACVIAC, in Zagreb, 18 February 2011