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 New Year Message

As we are approaching to the end of the year, in terms of realizing our program, 2016 was overall a good year.

We accomplished 25 important activities covering a wide spectrum under our 3 Pillars.

Besides, we stabilized our budget, increased our connectivity through not only strengthening present partnerships, but also establishing new ones.

Complete New Year Message, PDF

Activity Overviews

Conference on Security Challenges for Europe

Overview, PDF

Prosecution, Detention, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Overview, PDF

Activity Agendas

Conference on Security Challenges for Europe

Agenda, PDF

Prosecution, Detention, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Agenda, PDF

Activity Reports

“Conference on 20th Anniversary of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: From the Ottawa Process towards a Mine Free World”

Report, PDF

Annual Meeting of the Representatives from Defence and Security Committees from SEE Parliaments

Report, PDF

Contribution of EU’s Neighbouring South-Eastern Countries to Regional Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation

Report, PDF


RACVIAC’s annual programme of activities includes up to 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 2016 RACVIAC has hosted more then 11500 participants on 407 various activities. ›› More


Interview Archive

Latest News

13 November 2017

Third NSDA Workshop begins in Albania

“The Nuclear Security Detection Architecture Awareness (NSDA) Workshop - Strategy and Design”, started in Tirana, Albania on 13 November 2017.

This is the third NSDA Workshop organised in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and with the support of the United States European Command (USEUCOM), the United States Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS/DNDO), the Republic of Croatia and Republic of Albania.

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07 November 2017

PSSM Seminar starts in RACVIAC

Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) Seminar, organized by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation with Federal Republic of Germany’s financial support, started on 07 November 2017 in RACVIAC.

For the past seven years RACVIAC has been promoting the Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of arms, ammunitions and explosives in the South East European region since Surplus of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Conventional Ammunition (CA) that has exceeded its shelf life presents a continued threat.

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03 November 2017

Representatives of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina visit RACVIAC

Dr William Langan, Head of the Security Cooperation Unit of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mr Samir Bašić, the Unit's Project Officer, visited RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation on Friday, 3 November 2017. They were welcomed by RACVIAC Director, Ambassador Haydar Berk, and RACVIAC staff members.

After a presentation on RACVIAC history, mission, annual Programme, and accomplishments of the Centre Ambassador Berk provided further explanation related to the development of the Programme of activities and RACVIAC Members' role. Ambassador Berk emphasized that activities of the Centre reflect primarily the Members’ needs and requirements, keeping at the same time track of the contemporary security agenda of the EU and NATO.

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25 October 2017

Cyber Security Advanced Training Course starts in Antalya

The “Advanced Training Course on Cyber Security” organized by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation in partnership with the Ministry of Transport Maritime Affairs and Communication of the Republic of Turkey and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey started today at the Miracle Resort Hotel, Lara, Antalya.

This Course, hosted by the Republic of Turkey, is a continuation of a series of events dedicated to the topic of cyber threats and critical information protection, in which various national institutions are acting as a key instrument in providing security services for their respective governments.

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Forthcoming Event

23-24 November 2017

Conference on Security Challenges for Europe

Press Invitation

Press invitation

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Catalogue 2017

RACVIAC Catalogue 2017RACVIAC Catalogue 2017 ›› Download

Newsletter and Factsheet

Newsletter Issue 49Every few months RACVIAC releases its Newsletter, which includes a detailed overview of our activities during the past period.›› More

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


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