ISAC, with the support of the Czech Development Agency and the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), organized an international conference on Serbia’s Future Involvement in EU Civilian Missions. The conference took place in Belgrade, from 14th to 15th December 2017 and it marked the milestone of the year and a half long program “Development of Serbia’s National Capabilities for Civilian Contributions to Peace Support Operations”. The main goal of this programme is to create a framework, as well as to set up the foundations, for the future system of sending Serbia’s civilian experts in peace support operations.
It gathered foreign and domestic experts from both governmental and non-governmental sector, including senior officials from the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of European Integration, and it introduced the concept of civilians in peace support operations to the public including civilian experts that could be deployed in missions once Serbia establishes its own system, and to communicate the importance and benefits of creating such a system.
The Conference was opened by Mr. Milan Pajević – Chairman of the ISAC Advisory Board, H.E. Ms. Ivana Hlavsova – Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Mr. Petr Lang – Director of PSSI.
ISAC also presented its two newest publications: Guide Through Civilian Missions and Analysis of National Capacities for Contribution to Peace Support Operations.
The Conference Agenda can be found here.