A two-week annual security policy course concluded in Sarajevo on 6 June 2013. It was organized by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in partnership with the country’s Ministry of Security and Inter-ministerial Working Group for Monitoring of the Implementation of BiH Security Policy.
Government officials, members of police and armed forces, parliamentarians, and representatives of civil society, academia, the media and industry discussedthe foreign, security and defence policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as emergency preparedness of different sectors of society.
“These courses are meant to increase participants’ knowledge of the country’s current security policy in general and encourage networking and co-operation between them,” said Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Head of OSCE Mission. “Security in the modern world requires co-ordination and co-operation between governmental institutions and agencies, NGOs, the private sector, and citizens.”
Participants discussed Euro-Atlantic integration processes, issues of terrorism, organized crime and energy security. The course included visits to military and security facilities in the country.