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Background

Europe and Central Asia

Who we are

The Europe and Central Asia Division works with governments, parliaments, security providers and civil society organizations in Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia to help ensure the efficient, effective, responsible and accountable provision of security, and to strengthen democratic security sector governance. 
In recent years, we have placed particular focus on:  

  • parliamentary and civil society oversight, 
  • cross-border police cooperation, 
  • police reform, 
  • border management, 
  • defence and intelligence reform issues, 
  • judicial control of the security sector, 
  • and cybersecurity. 

Regional offices in Ljubljana, project offices in Skopje and Kyiv, and a network of eminent experts in various fields, ensure the delivery of DCAF’s bilateral and multilateral projects. 

Our Programmes

Enhancing democratic governance of the security sector in Southeast Europe to support the region in achieving its strategic priorities of Euro-Atlantic integration.