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Summer School on Security Policy

Venue: Ulcinj, Montenegro
Period: May 12-16, 2014
Application deadline: April 22, 2014



The Summer School is a joint initiative of three independent think-tanks specialised in security research: Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), and Institute for Mediation and Democracy (IDM). We share a concern for human security and democratization, and believe that competent involvement of civil society in security politics can make security governance more representative, transparent, democratic and effective. Prior to this initiative, we have been cooperating since 2009 on a regional research on progress of security sector reform (SSR) and a transformation of region from a conflict zone into a security community.
The main objectives of this summer school are:

  • To establish links among future members of security policy communities from Albania, Serbia and Kosovo;
  • To increase the civilian capacities for engagement with security policy;
  • To engage in joint exploration of security gaps and democracy deficits maintained by frozen conflicts, as well as possible solutions to the continuous challenges of cooperation among Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.

The Summer School on Security Policy is a part of joint three-year long project Security Research Forum (SRF) Belgrade-Pristhina-Tirana funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With SRF, we want to enhance understanding of mutual security issues by establishing various links among security policy communities (Belgrade-Prishtina-Tirana) and increasing transparency in security governance. For more information about the regional project Security Research Forum: Belgrade-Prishtina-Tirana please link here.

  • The summer school will last 5 business days from 12-16 May 2014 and participants are expected to commit to participation all five days.
  • Accommodation, meals and organised transportation is covered by the organizers.
  • The teaching language of the summer school is English and there will be no translation provided. Therefore, good command of English is required and might be tested during interviews.


  • Professionals/graduate students/journalists/civil society activists from Serbia, Albania and Kosovo between 22-35 years old;
  • Basic knowledge of political system and the security sector of their respective community;
  • University degree in social sciences;
  • Proficiency in English language;
  • Commitment to participation all five days of summer school.

Application Procedure

To apply please send by 22 April 2014 to the E-mails listed bellow:


Information & contacts

Foto Duro
Institute for Mediation and Democracy, ALBANIA

Isidora Stakic
Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, SERBIA

Fjolla Raifi
Kosovar Centre for Security Studies, KOSOVO

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