This event was the first in a series of activities within the framework of the Security Education Development Initiative – SEDI project. The seminar aimed to address the issue of the education of young security experts, whose educational development, in an academic as well as professional sense, is almost entirely ignored.
This event aimed to provide young experts with comprehensive knowledge regarding a multitude of themes, ranging from diplomacy, security and globalisation, defence reform, the role of international organisations to perspectives of security and post-conflict reconstruction in Southeast Europe.
Not only did the seminar provide a sound knowledge base of information, but also more importantly it provided a forum in which young experts could elaborate upon these issues within a comprehensive discussion period.
The seminar served to create links between young experts within the country focus of the project, and additionally has provided a basis for future co-operation within a number of study groups.
It is envisaged that the participants of the study groups will elaborate each particular topic through the formulation of a research paper, which will be further elaborated through contact with their study group counterparts, the results of which will be presented in a future workshop to be organised in the winter of 2002 / 2003.