DCAF Southeast Europe Regional Young Faces Network
Since 2002, DCAF has hosted a series of events aimed at building the capacity of young researchers, policymakers, and advocates from throughout the broader Southeast Europe region to monitor and support security sector reform (SSR).
DCAF Young Faces Network aims to foster the development of civilian expertise on security and defense issues in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia by providing learning opportunities to young scholars, government officials, journalists and civil society leaders from these countries. Participants are selected through a paper competition on a topic of relevance to SEE security and/or through recommendation from a sponsoring institution.
The Young Faces Network represents one of DCAF’s key long-term contributions to security sector reform in Southeast Europe. It has included more than 100 young experts from the region, all under the age of 35. The activities of the network include:
- Regular conferences and gatherings inside and outside the region, where selected members of the network meet high-level security experts to discuss international, regional and national security issues and concerns.
- Academic and networking activities open to all the members of the network, including expert feedback and peer review of policy papers, and sessions on advocacy and policy formulation.
Call for Applications
DCAF Young Faces Network 2013
Police Reform in the Western Balkans
DCAF invites young researchers from the Western Balkans region to participate in the 2013 Young Faces Network. This year’s programme focuses on issues of police reform in the Western Balkans. For more information on the programme content, please consult the concept outline.
To apply for Young Faces Network 2013, please complete the application form and e-mail it, together with a detailed CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 30 April 2013. Please also consult the call for applications for more details on the application and selection criteria.