A roundtable presentation and discussion on “Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans; Context and evolution from 1991 to 2010” was held in the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina on March 22. The event was the first public presentation and discussion of the research conducted by seven independent Think Tanks from the region, coordinated by the Centre for Security Studies (BiH) and Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (Serbia), together with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, DCAF. The overall aim of the project is to develop capacities in civil society organizations so that they can contribute to security policy in each country. Present at the event were representatives from all the countries in Western Balkans, the Regional Cooperation Council, the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, as well as representatives of international organizations such as the OSCE.
Representatives from all seven Think Thanks were invited as speakers to present the results of the study. The presentations focused on the dominant context of Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans, the main drivers and main challenges ahead of Security Sector Reform processes, and the contribution of civil society.