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 Message

It has been almost two decades since a group of nations from the region and beyond came together with the common understanding that lasting peace can be attained only if mutual trust and understanding in South East Europe is achieved.

With this in mind they established RACVIAC and made the very idea of dialogue and cooperation on security matters the core mission of the Centre to be pursued through a partnership between the countries of the region and their international partners.

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Programme 2019

RACVIAC’s annual programme of activities are structured around three main pillars: Cooperative Security Environment with focus on Arms Control Pillar (CSE Pillar), International and Regional Cooperation with focus on Euro-Atlantic Integration Pillar (IRC Pillar), and Security Sector Reform Pillar (SSR Pillar). It includes diverse activities: seminars, training courses, workshops, conferences, meetings and a number of other extracurricular activities. ›› More

Activity Overviews

Workshop on Developing Strategies on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

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Nuclear Security Detection Architecture – Workshop 5

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Conference on Security Challenges for Europe

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Activity Agendas

Workshop on Developing Strategies on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Agenda, PDF

Nuclear Security Detection Architecture – Workshop 5

Agenda, PDF

Conference on Security Challenges for Europe

Agenda, PDF

Activity Reports

Gender Training of the Trainers Course

Report, PDF

Vienna Document – Verification and Compliance Course

Report, PDF

Arms Control Symposium

Report, PDF

Interview

Interview with Dr Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit, ENISA

Latest News

12 November 2019

Workshop on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

The fifth “Workshop on Developing Strategies on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Foreign Terrorist Fighters” was taking place in RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation on 12 November 2019.

This event was a continuation of a series of activities organized previously by RACVIAC, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Regional Cooperation Council, and takes into consideration the conclusions from previous events, as well as the recommendations of the Annual OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference held in Bratislava in March 2019, whose specific focus was the subject of return of foreign terrorist fighters (FTF), the need for the implementation of UNSCR 2395 and 2396 and to raise awareness and share the best practices regarding this burning challenge.

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07 November 2019

RACVIAC MTT conducted the 1st GToT Course for the Portuguese Army

The RACVIAC Mobile Training Team (MTT) conducted the first “Gender Training of the Trainers Course” for the Portuguese Armed Forces in Lisbon on 17-31 October 2019.

The importance of the gender aspect in military operations had prompted NATO, as well as other national and multinational defence organisations to address, regulate and implement the integration of the gender perspective, both on the duty level and on the level of participation in Peace Support Operations (PSO). According to the Review of the Practical Implications of UNSCR 1325 for the Conduct of NATO-led Operations and Missions (2013) a very important recommendation to NATO and all current and future operational partner nations is to "train trainers on UNSCR 1325 and gender mainstreaming, with the objective of supporting on-the-job training”.

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05 November 2019

Annual Meeting of the Representatives of Defence and Security Committees starts in Tirana

A two-day Annual Meeting of the Representatives of Defence and Security Committees from SEE Parliaments started in Tirana, Albania today.

The Meeting, organized by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation in partnership with DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance and the National Security Committee of the Assembly of Albania, is a continuation of a series of Annual Meetings of the Representatives of Defence and Security Committees launched by RACVIAC in 2013, aimed at promotion of parliamentary oversight and sharing the experiences and practices of the regional parliamentary defence and security committees.

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30 October 2019

Crisis and Disaster Management Workshop organized in RACVIAC

A two-day “Crisis and Disaster Management Workshop”, organized by RACVIAC -Centre for Security Cooperation in partnership with the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety of Lund University, Sweden, and the Faculty of Political Sciences Zagreb, Croatia, took place in RACVIAC on 29-30 October 2019.

The main purpose of the Workshop was to contribute to the improvements of crisis/disaster command and control concepts of RACVIAC Members by providing the platform for interaction among national crisis/disaster management and civil protection experts, enabling them to present and analyse their national C2 concepts and inter-agency cooperation, best practices, challenges and lessons learned.

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Forthcoming Events

11-13 November 2019

Workshop on Developing Strategies on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Catalogue 2019

RACVIAC Catalogue 2019RACVIAC Catalogue 2019 ›› Download







Newsletter and Factsheet

Newsletter Issue 57Every few months RACVIAC releases its Newsletter, which includes a detailed overview of our activities conducted in the last quarter. ›› More




Racviac FactsheetThe latest, newly updated version of RACVIAC Factsheet, published in July 2017. ›› 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