The cooperation between Austria and Armenia started in 2013 with one training event (Introduction to Security Sector Reform - Level 1 training & High level SSR sensitisation). The SSR workshop 2015 is a follow-up event of the SSR Level 1 Training Course. Preparatory meetings took place in Vienna in May and July 2015.
Organized jointly by the OSCE office Yerevan and the Government of Armenia, supported by Austrian MOD. Further partners are ISSAT and the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy. The contents of the course were based on the request of the Host nation. Workshop Moderator will be appointed by OSCE office Yerevan / MoD ARM. Course language will be English with simultaneous translation English – Armenian (OSCE Office Yerevan). Logistics and administration will be responsibility of the OSCE Office in Yerevan.
Project started in 2012 with a first activity in June 2013 (“Introduction to SSR - Level 1 training & High level SSR sensitisation”) ARM-AUT-OSCE supported by ISSAT (2 instructors: Petra van Ojien/Sami Faltas)
2015: two activities to be implemented:
- expert talks on specific aspects within Defence Sector Reform (took place in May 2015);
- workshop on SSR with special focus on inter-agency cooperation (planned in November 2015).
The Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports has requested ISSAT’s support to conduct an SSR Workshop in Armenia in 2015. The workshop is organised by the OSCE office Yerevan and the Government of Armenia, supported by Austrian MOD.
The Austrian MoD cooperation with Armenia, started in 2013, has included one training event (Introduction to SSR - Level 1 training & High level SSR sensitisation), followed in 2014 with support of an OSCE-/NATO-event with one expert, and with an SSR follow-up workshop in 2015.
This SSR workshop will bring together approximately 25 Armenian governmental participants at senior level from different ministries and state institutions relevant to the security sector.