Advanced Level 2 Training on Security Sector Reform

09/11/2015 - 13/11/2015

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The five-day training will bring together approximately 25 participants from the Dutch government, NGOs, Dutch partners, as well as EU staff from Headquarters and the field. The course includes several modules covering topics such as the concept and the contexts of SSR, governance, police and justice reform, defence reform as well as coordination. Special focus will be paid to the introduction of practical examples through case studies. Interactive co-learning methodologies and simulation exercises that encourage participants to share their own experiences will be used throughout the course.

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Mandate outputs / products

  • Increased knowledge on the key processes of SSR and related tools;
  • Increased awareness of the inter-connected nature of SSR activities and programmes.

Outcome objectives of mandate

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the EU will organise a five-day advanced training course on “Security Sector Reform (SSR)”, in the Hague, the Netherlands from 9 to13 November 2015. The course will be carried out in partnership with DCAF/ISSAT.


The advanced training is primarily aimed at those who are working closely on issues related to  Justice and/ or Security Sector Reform (policy makers, practitioners, military as well as civilian) or who could be deployed in support of a bilateral, regional or multilateral mission in support of Justice or Security Sector Reform programmes.


The main objective of this training is to reinforce the SSR knowledge and capacity of participants and to provide them with opportunities to learn about key SSR processes through a series of hands-on exercises. In addition, it will highlight the key issues faced by an SSR practitioners and will develop good practice examples through the collective sharing of filed experience. Participants will be exposed to practical tools and techniques that they could use on the ground. Special focus will also be laid on developing skills for effective advising. 

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