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

Arms Control Symposium

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Vienna Document – Verification and Compliance Course

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Gender Training of the Trainers Course

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Activity Agendas

Arms Control Symposium

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Vienna Document – Verification and Compliance Course

Agenda, PDF

Gender Training of the Trainers Course

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Activity Reports

Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control (Dayton Article IV) - Orientation Course

Report, PDF

Chemical Weapons Convention Workshop

Report, PDF

"Strategic Human Resources Management” Workshop

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Interview

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

Latest News

13 June 2019

RACVIAC Director visits North Macedonia

On 12-13 June 2019 Director of RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo accompanied by Programme Manager Ms Ana Ezova Krzhaloska paid courtesy visits to the Parliament, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia.

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12 June 2019

RACVIAC delegation participates in SEDM DCHODs Meeting

The Director of RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo and Programme Manager Ms Ana Ezova Krzhaloska participated in the SEDM Deputies Chiefs of Defence Meeting that convened in Skopje on 11-12 June 2019.

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27 May 2019

WMD Cyber Crimes Investigations Course starts in RACVIAC

“Cyber Security: Training on WMD Cyber Crimes Investigations” Course, organized by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation with the support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from the USA, started on 27 May 2019 in RACVIAC.

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15 May 2019

Meeting with the RCC Secretary General

RACVIAC Director MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo and Deputy Director BG Gordana Garašić paid a courtesy visit to the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on 15 May 2019 and met with Ms Majlinda Bregu, the RCC Secretary General.

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14 May 2019

Financial Agreement for 2019 signed with Germany

On 14 May 2019 H.E. Dr Robert Klinke, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Croatia, and MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo, RACVIAC Director, signed the Financial Agreement between RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation and the Federal Republic of Germany for 2019.

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14 May 2019

Defence Diplomacy Course students pay a visit to RACVIAC

On Tuesday, 14 May 2019 the students representing the 15th generation of the Defence Diplomacy Course of the Croatian Defence Academy, led by COL Slobodan Čurčija, Course Leader, visited RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation

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07 May 2019

Regional Workshop on Whistleblowing starts in Podgorica

The Regional Workshop on Whistleblowing in the Security Sector, co-organized by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation, Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative and the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro, started in Podgorica today.

South East European countries continue to face a number of challenges including corruption, lack of independence and impartiality of the judiciary and the prioritization of business interests over political integrity. The security sector is particularly vulnerable since it has to address corruption but ensure that security is not at risk.

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30 April 2019

Visit of NATO School Oberammergau delegation

A NATO School Oberammergau delegation consisting of the Dean of Academics, Colonel Brian A. Hill (US-AF), and Special Advisor to the Commandant, Colonel Paul Handle (AT-A), visited RACVIAC on 30 April 2019

This was a return visit of NATO School representatives aimed to discuss future cooperation and collaboration between the two Organizations following RACVIAC Director’s, MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo’s, inaugural visit to Oberammmergau in February of this year.

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Forthcoming Events

01-03 July 2019

Arms Control Symposium

Catalogue 2019

RACVIAC Catalogue 2019RACVIAC Catalogue 2019 ›› Download







Newsletter and Factsheet

Newsletter Issue 55Every 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