Centre for Security Studies organised a conference entitled “The Role of NGOs in the NATO Integration Process“. The conference was held in Sarajevo on the 27th of October, 2009 at the Hotel Europa, Vladislava Skari?a 5.

The purpose of this conference was to exchange experiences between regional NGOs regarding the NATO integration process, as well as to establish better communication amongst government authorities and civil society groups with the aim of promoting common interests. The different levels of SEE countries in integration in the Alliance represent a great opportunity to exchange the best practices of mobilizing public support for the decisions made by authorities. Furthermore, this seminar was a contribution from the side of civil society towards the chairmanship of Bosnia and Herzegovina over the countries that are members of the Adriatic Charter.

Speakers at the event were distinguished international and local experts in the field of defence security, Euro-Atlantic integration and civil sector and the participants included representatives of the legislative and executive authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, representatives of the international community, NGOs and media.