This seminar was organised in co-operation with the Office of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office for Articles II and IV of Annex 1B of the Dayton Peace Agreement and the University of Banja Luka.

The aim of the seminar was to highlight the significance of the economy and economic factors towards the security of states in transition. As such, the seminar was divided into four sessions across two days, covering essential issues relating to economic aspects of security and Southeast Europe. The sessions consisted of: Small States in the Era of Globalisation – the Challenges of the 21st Century; Challenges for Democracy in Southeast Europe; The Evolving European Security Architecture; Prospects for Stability and Security in Southeast Europe – Challenges to Security.

The participation of prominent personalities from international organisations, OSCE Ambassadors, political figures from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia and the Russian Federation helped to ensure that all factors pertaining to this issue were discussed in a comprehensive and open manner, and offered common solutions towards the execution of economic reforms and the reduction of security threats.