This round-table comprised of three sessions on the roles of parliament, academia and the media in democratic control. The aim of the event was to improve democratic control over the security sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to contribute to democracy building by facilitating exchanges on security sector affairs among parliamentarians and members of academia and the media.

Contributions from Mr. George Katsirdakis, General Bernd Papenkort and other prominent academics and journalists helped to precisely outline the expectations and possibilities of democratic control in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Parliamentarians were provided with a comprehensive picture of the requirements of democratic control, and its vital function in the future reform of the security sector, with consideration of the prospective membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the PfP.