Training Course on European and Euro-Atlantic Defence and Security Co-operation: SCG's and BiH's Future Role

Where and when

20-21 October 2006, Belgrade, Serbia

Description

The main question at this Roundtable was how the Western Balkan region, and Serbia in specific, proceed towards integration into the European Union and NATO from a security point of view. Within this theme we accordingly discussed how Serbia shapes and implements its integration policy towards NATO (PfP programme and maybe a Membership Action Plan – MAP) and the European Union (ESDP); the dynamics of the defence and security reform process in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and the challenges and prospects in this context; the question whether there are sufficient conditions in place for the Serbian and Bosnian parliaments to hold their respective governments accountable with regard to above-mentioned integration policies (how could transparency and accountability be improved?); how the neighbouring countries reform their security and defence structures with the aim of joining the Euro-Atlantic framework and which lessons might be useful for the Bosnian and Serbian case; and, finally, to what extent regional and bilateral co-operation take shape with regards to defence and security issues.

Programmes

DRINA: Defence Reform Initiative for Bosnia and Herzegovina / Serbia and Montenegro

Questions

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