Cooperative Security Environment with focus on Arms Control Pillar

Cooperative Security Environment with focus on Arms Control (CSE) Pillar is one of RACVIAC domains with the longest tradition.

Arms Control implementation obligations triggered the foundation of the Centre in the year 2000, and even after the transformation into the “Centre for Security Cooperation”, the obligations and demands of the many Arms Control regimes in place continue characterizing and dominating all activities of this Pillar.

From the very beginning RACVIAC has devoted constant efforts to improving and maintaining the standards indispensable for the full implementation of Arms Control agreements, conventions and treaties concluded by the states of the SEE region, such as the Dayton Peace Agreement, the Vienna Document 2011, the Treaty on Open Skies, the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe, Ottawa Convention on Anti - Personnel Mines, Oslo Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control (Dayton Article IV) – Orientation Course, Rakitje, 26-31 March 2017   Conference on 20th Anniversary of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: From the Ottawa Process towards a Mine Free World, Zagreb & Sisak, 16-18 October 2017   C-WMD National Strategies – Crisis Management and Communication, Rakitje, 11-14 September 2017

To accomplish this, its Cooperative Security Environment with focus on Arms Control Pillar serves as an international forum for the training of verification and other personnel involved in the implementation process. The Pillar plans and conducts training courses that contribute to a common understanding of the existing agreements to which the countries of the region are signatories. Furthermore, the CSE Pillar provides assistance and information to support the countries in their preparation for possible accession to other Arms Control agreements.

The Training Courses aim to:

  • To provide better understanding of the existing treaties and agreements;
  • To promote the real spirit of these agreements, which is building confidence and enhancing security;
  • To harmonize methods and raise standards of the actual implementation of the treaties and agreements;
  • To promote transparency, friendship, cooperation and confidence among the Signatory Parties, thus enhancing stability and security in the SEE region.

An administrative part to the CSE Pillar is the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Network. The C-WMD network is the project launched in 2015 with the aim of facilitating the development of national C-WMD counter -proliferation strategies and management of response plans of the SEE countries. As a new development within the C-WMD project Nuclear Security Detection Architecture Awareness workshops have been organized since 2017, in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency.


LtCol Servet AYA, TR, Programme Manager for Cooperative Security Environment with focus on Arms Control Pillar   Ms Ivana Barbara BLAZEVIC, HR, C-WMD Network Programme Leader   Ms Beata VARGA, HU, Activity Manager   Ms Vedrana DJUKARIC, HR, Activity Coordinator