ESDC Core SSR course

07/05/2018 - 11/05/2018

Target Country / Organisation


The course aimed to enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies on the concept and principles of SSR as part of the EU's comprehensive approach and other related  EU policy and concepts in particular "the EU wide strategic framework in support on Security Sector Reform".

It highlighted the key components of SSR, the various tools and techniques used by SSR practitioners and the challenges that an SSR advisor could face.

It also developed examples of good practice through the collective sharing of experience and provides tools to address future challenges and asses the needs in relation to SSR. The course also aimed to strengthen a network of SSR experts, with a common understanding of EU SSR.

Mandating organisation / agency / department / ministry

Mandate outputs / products

- A course description,

- PowerPoint presentations,

- Handouts,

- Additional resources for the participants,

- Training course delivered,

- Pre and post-course evaluation questionnaires,

- Pre and post-course coordination meetings,

- Mission report.

Intended immediate outcomes of mandate

At the end of the training participants were expected to be able to:

  • Build a practical understanding around the concept and key characteristics (1-2-3) of SSR, based on debate and discussions, exercises and case studies;
  • Enhance skills required for effectively support SSR programmes;
  • Examine various aspects of SSR including justice, police and defence reform and the interlinkages between these components;
  • Identify key lessons and latest trends from practical SSR experiences;
  • Engage in dialogue and experience sharing with fellow participants, facilitators and external experts.

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Specific Lessons Identified