Arms Control Symposium held in RACVIAC

The Arms Control Symposium is an annual RACVIAC event in Cooperative Security Environment (CSE) Pillar which took place on 18 October 2022 in RACVIAC and offered the opportunity to discuss the main Pillar topics in one place. It was organized by RACVIAC with the financial support from the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Croatia.

The Opening remarks were delivered by MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo who emphasized that the aim of this activity was “to assemble experts to produce productive discussions on Arms Control issues, propose future developments, and tackle the possible challenges”.

Participants were representatives of ministries of foreign affairs, defence, political institutions and national authorities responsible for the implementation of Arms Control treaties and experts in the field of arms control as well as non-proliferation coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The event took place in the form of a symposium, with presentations focused on relevant subject matter that fostered productive discussions among experts. This was RACVIAC 12th Symposium in a series of such events aimed to annually review the recent developments in the ever-changing political and security arena and consider future developments and challenges in the Arms Control domain, on a regional and global scale.

This year it gathered experts and scholars with a wide array of expertise, coming from the Observatory on Security and CBRN, The Bundeswehr Verification Center (BwVC), BENELUX Arms Control Agency (BACA), OSCE, Izmir University of Economics, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye and Republic of Serbia.