Welcome to CESS
In our programmes we engage in training and coaching on good governance issues, parliamentary oversight, process management in parliaments and Security Sector Reform (SSR). We provide training (including training of trainers) and develop training material for practitioners in government agencies, parliament, media and civil society. We teach all over Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Watch our 5-minute video or read our SSR brochure for more information.
CESS in Montenegro
Already in 2014 our associate Bauke Snoep assisted the OSCE Mission Podgorica in setting up a training on Human Rights for Montenegrin Defence personnel with a special focus on International Humanitarian Law (basically the Geneva Conventions). In December 2016 the target group was high ranking officers from the Montenegrin police with a special focus on women in the security sector (the so-called Gender issue).
New Project in Kyrgyz Parliament Commences
CESS has acquired funding to start a new project in Kyrgyzstan to create effective and accountable policy-making and oversight capabilities of the Kyrgyz Parliament by training committee staffers and coaching members of parliament. We will be collaborating with the OSCE Academy, an independent non-profit organization, in Bishkek. This project will run from November 2016-October 2017.