Centre for Security Studies hosted the working meeting on Practices and Tools in Building Safer Communities in the frame of the project CARDS, in Neum, from 26 Jun to 01 July 2005. At the meeting participated five NGO partner organisations that are directly involved in the implementation of the CARDS project on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). These organisations are: Balkan Youth Union (BYU), Serbia and Montenegro; Civil, Macedonia; Forum for Civil Initiatives (FIQ), Kosovo; SaferWorld, UK; and Centre for Security Studies (CSS), Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Representatives of the Saferworld organisation trained participants from other NGOs how to build safer community plan. Dr. Debra Willoughby, the director of Social Policy Development department from the Individual and Organisational Development Assessment organisation (ioda), visited the meeting and lectured participants on Community Policing. The South East European Network for the Control of Arms (SEENCA) held the meeting on the last day of the gathering. SEENCA is a network of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working across South Eastern Europe on the issue of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) control.