Security Sector Reform Pillar

The Security Sector Reform (SSR) Pillar efforts are focused on enabling an efficient transfer of relevant knowledge and exchange of good practices in addressing the SSR thus serving as a platform for sustainable, long-term and integrated support to SSR efforts within the SEE region and beyond.

The SEE region has faced and is still facing many challenges in the SSR, which necessitates the development of new approaches to the modernization and transformation of the security sector for the benefit of the region.

Conference on Public-Private Partnership in Critical Infrastructure Protection, Zagreb, 27-28 September 2018   Gender Training of the Trainers Course (GToT), Rakitje, 14-25 May 2018   Annual Meeting of the Representatives from Defence and Security Committees from SEE Parliaments, Skopje, 24-26 June 2018

Regional cooperation on security sector governance and reform is recognized as one of the key mechanisms for enhancing the corresponding national efforts. That’s why the Pillar continues to fulfill its primary role in facilitating regional cooperation to its best capacities by promoting regional ownership as a key driving principle.

The security context of the SEE region is also increasingly marked by considerable multilateral co-operation on current security issues as well as by efforts put in addressing common and new security threats.

The scope of activities of this specific programme domain is characterized by the adaptation of security sector reform solutions to changing security challenges and needs of the countries from the region.

Currently SSR Pillar is focused on promotion of different aspects and principles of SSR in the fields of:

  • Democratic Oversight and Accountability
  • Defence Resources Management
  • Civil Military Relations
  • Human Rights/Gender Issues
  • Border Security Management.


    Mr Boško Rotim, HR, Activity Manager & acting Programme Manager for SSR Pillar   Maj Božo Dukarić, HR, Activity Manager