Third Belgrade NATO Week, December 14-18, 2015

CEAS, 14-18.12.2015.


The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) from Belgrade held the Third Belgrade NATO Week, with support from the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, from December 14 to 18, 2015.
The Third Belgrade NATO Week was officially opened with a conference, held on December 14 in “Metropol” Hotel.
Over a hundred participants took part in the conference, including representatives of the state, diplomatic core, NATO, NGOs, youth, political parties and a considerable number of media representatives who showed great interest in the relationship between Serbia and the NATO.
Keynote speakers at the opening ceremony were: Jelena Milić, Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies; Michael Kirby, US Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, and Barbora Maronkova, Program Coordinator of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

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15.9.2015. Conference “Serbia’s IPAP with NATO: From plan to realization – Vulnerability assessment and plans of protection and rescue of local self-government and enterprises in the Republic of Serbia” held

CEAS, Fulfillment of IPAP obligations – One step closer to NATO, 15.9.2015.

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The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, in cooperation with the Association for Private Security at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, held the conference:


The conference was held within the project “Fulfillment of IPAP obligations – One step closer to NATO”, supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (USA), within which it will monitor implementation of activities envisioned by the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP), that Serbia agreed with NATO in January this year, related to civil protection and emergency response, as well as classified information protection.

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27.5.2015. Irina Rizmal, CEAS researcher, attended the VI session of the Commission for Public Private Partnerships in the security sector

Belgrade, 27.5.2015.


Irina Rizmal, CEAS researcher, attended the VI session of the Commission for Public Private Partnerships in the security sector, of which the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies is a member.

The Commission for Public Private Partnerships in the security sector discussed the problems in the implementation of training of private security officers, and the possibility of accelerating the process of licensing and distance learning, then simplify the procedure of taking the final exam through tests, as well as the dynamics of the adoption of bylaws and their contents. When it comes to training and centers that provide training, it was pointed out that in this process the most important things are quality of training and the end result, which are the professionalization of the industry.


Representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia Nataša Ignjatović pointed out that the remaining bylaws are prepared - Regulation on compulsory secured facilities and the Regulation for the protection of financial institutions, and currently regulations on the training of detectives. Regulations on the official identity card and Regulations of adequate space for performing activities are in the process of harmonization. It is expected that these regulations come into force as soon as possible, said Ignjatović.
Milan Gligorijević, head of the Liaison and cryptographic of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Serbia briefly informed the Commission about the possibility of forming Service 112, through the adoption of technical regulations for connecting control centers of private security with existing TETRA system (the international standard for communication of public services) which is the operator of the Ministry of Interior RS.
Bojan Stamenković from the Office of the National Security and Classified Information Protection said that the certification system for access of data marked prescribed degree of secrecy in organizations with which to conclude agreements on security further tighten the criteria for selection of private security officers, especially when it comes to protection of critical infrastructure. This will include detailed security checks, as well as additional requirements in procurement of security services, said Stamenković.
The Commission discussed the possibility of changing the previously agreed upon solutions adopted in bylaws, and the level of administrative fees for licenses of legal entities.
The session also adopted the information on the acceptance of a Decision establishing the Expert Council, which will make it possible to quickly adapt the process of law enforcement, particularly in terms of training.
The Commission concluded that the priority is to be in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Interior to propose solutions of the most effective way to regulate business in this field.