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Security Sector Reform (SSR)
In our programmes we engage in training, research and consultancy, mostly on Security Sector Reform (SSR). We provide SSR training (including training of trainers) and develop training material for practitioners in defence, law enforcement, intelligence and other government agencies, parliament, media and civil society. We teach SSR all over Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Watch our 5-minute video or read our SSR brochure for more information.
Wrapping-Up the Georgia Parliamentary Programme
In September and November 2013 CESS and GRASS organised their last events in Georgia in the framework of their “Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector in Georgia” programme.
On Thursday 26 September CESS and GRASS organised their third seminar on “Parliamentary Oversight Powers over Military Employments Abroad”. The event was organised at the NATO Liaison Office in Tbilisi. The third seminar dealt with the specific topical policy issue of sending troops abroad and the role of parliament in that process.
During the fourth and final seminar at the NATO Liaison Office in Tbilisi on 8 November, CESS and GRASS focused on the role of parliaments in reviewing, assessing and evaluating security and defence policy-making.
Capacity Building Programme for the Georgian Defence and Security Committee
Between 6 and 8 June 2013 and between 20 and 22 June 2013, CESS, together with Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS), organized two one-day seminars and two two-day training courses in Georgia, part of the programme Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector in Georgia. During these highly intensive conferences and trainings, a variety of subjects were addressed.