This workshop was organised in co-operation with the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), Holland, in the framework of their project under the auspices of the Stability Pact for South East Europe, “Democratic Control: Programme of Education of the Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Personnel”.

The Centre for Security Studies is the CESS’s partner organisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop focused upon Bosnia and Herzegovina and included the participation of parliamentarians from the region of Southeast Europe. The objective was towards the intention to create the effective parliamentary oversight of security structures, as well as the implementation of the necessary reform of the security sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The participation of prominent international and local experts ensured that all factors pertaining to the issue of democratic control were discussed, and the inclusion of parliamentarians from the region made certain that the workshop highlighted these issues within a regional context.