RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation is an international, independent, non-profit, regionally owned, academic 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.
 

Inaugural address by Director

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a pleasure and privilege for me to assume the position of Director of RACVIAC.

I would again like to thank the member countries for the confidence shown in my country and myself.

Complete Inaugural Address, PDF

Activity Overviews

Chemical Weapons Convention Seminar

Overview, PDF

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

Overview, PDF

Defence Resources Management: “Transition of the Military Educational Systems in SEE III”

Overview, PDF

Activity Agendas

Chemical Weapons Convention Seminar

Agenda, PDF

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

Agenda, PDF

Defence Resources Management: “Transition of the Military Educational Systems in SEE III”

Agenda, PDF

Activity Reports

Arms Control Symposium

Report, PDF

Cyber Security in SEE - “Building a Cyber Resilient Society in SEE"

Report, PDF

Search and Rescue - The Ordeals of the SAR Mission Imposed by the Features of the Region and Specifications

Report, PDF


Newsletter

Newsletter 43/2015Every few months RACVIAC releases its Newsletter, which includes a detailed overview of our activities during the past period, at our Centre as well as abroad. ›› More





Publications

RACVIAC Compendium 2015RACVIAC Compendium 2015 ›› Download







RACVIAC Catalogue 2016RACVIAC Catalogue 2016 ›› Download







Racviac FlyerRACVIAC SSR Pillar Research Project “Defence Conversion Modalities in South-East Europe (SEE) – Specific Regional Model” ›› Download







Racviac FactsheetThe latest, newly updated version of RACVIAC Factsheet, published in November 2015. ›› Download

Latest News

08 February 2016

Norwegian defence attaché visits RACVIAC

On Monday February 8th, 2016, the Norwegian defence attaché in the Republic of Serbia CDR SG Tore Andersson visited the RACVAIC – Centre for Security Cooperation in the company of the the High Executive Officer Assistant to the Attaché Ms Marit Skrugstad.

The visit began with an office call with RACVIAC Director H.E. Ambassador Haydar Berk, followed by a meeting with the RACVIAC staff.

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05 February 2016

Canadian ambassador visits RACVIAC

On Friday February 5th, 2015 the ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Daniel Maksymiuk, visited the RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation.

Ambassador Maksymiuk began his visit with an office call to RACVIAC Director H.E. Ambassador Haydar Berk. He then met with members of the RACVIAC staff where he was given a briefing on the RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation.

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04 February 2016

Austrian ambassador visits RACVIAC

On Thursday February 4th, 2015 the ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Croatia H.E. Dr Andreas Wiedenhoff visited the RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation. The visit began with a tête-a-tête meeting with RACVIAC director H.E. Ambassador Haydar Berk. Followed by a meeting with members of the RACVIAC staff.

Following a presentation on RACVIAC, Ambassador Wiedenhoff noted that RACVIAC is going in the right direction as it adapts to the ever changing security environment.

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03 February 2016

Peer Review Seminar on OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security held at RACVIAC

RACVIAC Director H.E. Abmbassador Haydar Berk (left) Austrian Defence attaché to Croatia and Albania, Brigadier General Roman Fischer (right)On February 1st and 2nd 2015, a „Peer Review Seminar on OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security“ was held at the RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation. The event was held in cooperation with the OSCE and the direct support of the Republic of Austria.

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29 January 2016

C-WMD Network activity held at RACVIAC

A third activity was held under the C-WMD network at the RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation from January 25th to 28th, 2016. The event titled "Developing a C-WMD National Strategy: The Strategy Template" was held with the continued support of the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), U.S. Defence Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia.

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20 January 2016

MAG POC Meeting held at RACVIAC

A meeting of MAG Points of Contact was held at the RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation on Wednesday January 20th, 2016. The aim of the gathering was to inform representatives of RACVIAC member and participant countries of current events taking place at RACVIAC and the state of affairs at the Centre.

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15 January 2016

Tender for the Finance Audit Service for the financial year 2015

Audit companies are invited to submit their offers for the provision of the external financial audit service for RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation.

Tender, PDF

Forthcoming Events

15-18 February, 2016

Chemical Weapons Convention Seminar

Interview

Interview with Ms Nika Jabbarova, MSc, author of “Report on The Way Forward Towards Better Implementation of the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security”

Before becoming an independent expert, you worked at the OSCE headquarters in Vienna. Can you please elaborate on your work and professional experience up to date?

At the OSCE headquarters in Vienna, I worked for the Forum for Security Co-operation Section (FSC) and the Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) where a few of my duties included conducting an extensive statistical analysis on the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security, and producing the annual OSCE report on the Assessment and Implementation Procedures of the Vienna Document 2011, among others.

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Interview with Mr Mark Albon, Director of OPCW International Cooperation and Assistance Division

Interview with mr Eric May, independent Media Consultant, on the occasion of Strategic Communication Conference held in Skopje

Interview with Brigadier General Jürgen Beyer, Director of the Bundeswehr Verification Centre

Interview with Mr Fabian Grass, Forum for Security Co-operation Support Officer, OSCE, conducted on the occasion of the OSCE Code of Conduct Seminar

Interview with Mr Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, conducted on the occasion of the Democratic Control of Armed Forces Seminar

Interview with Ms Marina Pendes, Deputy Minister for Policy and Planning, Ministry of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, conducted on the occasion of the Round Table “SSR and Gender: Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820”

Interview with dr. Zdenka Cebasek-Travnik,Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia

Interview with Colonel Joerg Kunze, Bundeswehr Arms Control Verification Centre, on the occasion of the Vienna Document 2011 - Verification and Compliance Course.

Interview with Brigadier General Massimo Panizzi, Public Affairs and StratCom Advisor to the NATO Military Committee Chairman and International Military Staff

Interview with MajGen Torres, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Article IV of Annex 1B of the Dayton Peace Accords

Interview with Mr Zoran Šajinović, Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Interview with Ms Beverly Mercer, Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Croatia on the occasion of the workshop on Cluster Munitions.


Programme 2015

RACVIAC’s annual programme of activities includes over 30 activities: seminars, training courses, workshops, conferences, meetings and a number of other extracurricular activities.

In addition to this, RACVIAC also supports activities of other institutions and organisations. By the end of 2012 RACVIAC has hosted more then 9500 participants on 302 various activities. ›› More