Hosted by the London-based organisation Saferworld and the Centre for Security Studies BiH, on 27-28 of September 2003, more then 20 representatives of civil society and non-governmental organisations from the South East European countries and entities: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia met together in Sarajevo to discuss Civil Work on Small Arms Issues: Building on Experience.
The aim of the seminar was to build on the outcomes of the meeting held in November 2002 in Szeged, Hungary, which was organized within the framework of the Szeged Small Arms Process (an informal dialogue on small arms issues in South Eastern Europe involving governmental, international organisation and agency representatives and civil society).
Seminar in Sarajevo had four main objectives:
-To facilitate NGOs’ decisions on further work on small arms issues
-To strengthen the capacity of NGOs to develop and implement practical projects on small arms issues
-To strengthen linkages among individual NGOs working on small arms issues
-To explore the opportunities for joint initiatives at the regional and local level