7 Dec. 2001
ACTION PLAN 2002 1
Europe Security Cooperation Steering Group
Follow-up of activities in which SEEGROUP had a leading, supporting or
otherwise substantial role
- Follow-up of recommendations contained in the South East Europe Common
Assessment Paper (SEECAP).
- Exchange of border security personnel based on the Framework Guidelines
- Undertake a comparative study of national security strategies (SEESTUDY).
- Continue following and supporting preparations for conducting the
fire-fighting exercise "Taming the Dragon - Dalmatia 2002".
Development of new instruments and measures for enhancing regional security
- Start work on a document on the exchange of political-military and
other early warning, conflict prevention and crisis management information,
that would list areas of high, medium and low concern for risk assessments.
- Start work on a document on the comprehensive exchange of information
on security forces, with the aim to establish a system for the exchange
of data on the personnel and weapons holdings, as well as budgets of
all armed security agencies.
- Promote civil-military interaction in security management, in particular
relations among the security forces, special services, border guards,
etc., as well as their cooperation with MoDs and armed forces. A Bulgarian/Swiss-sponsored
workshop will be held in June 2002 to consider a process (SEEMAG) aimed
to promote this interaction in accordance with the SEECAP.
- Identify and promote a package of measures for combating asymmetric
threats in South East Europe, including terrorism and organised crime.
- Enhance the public relations element of the SEEGROUP with the aim
to promote the results in regional cooperation achieved in SEEGROUP
- Explore the possibilities of inter-regional exchange of lessons learned,
with the aim to share positive experience with countries from other
- Explore possibilities for electronic networking or establishment of
a hotline, with the aim of timely exchange of the above mentioned information.
- Follow-up on the idea for establishment of a Balkan Defence College,
initially set up in the virtual and later in the real environment.
Steering, coordination, clearing-house and information exchange activities
- Continue support to NATO South East Europe Initiative (SEEI) and contribute
to PMSC work.
- Follow and facilitate the ongoing security sector reform in the SEE
countries, as appropriate. Coordinate with the Security Sector Reform
Initiative of the Stability Pact.
- Facilitate exchange of expertise among the countries in the region
in defence-related issues such as MAP, defence reforms and planning,
military bases closure and professional re-conversion.
- Stocktaking and coordination with other SEE-related initiatives like
SEDM, SECI and SEECP.
- Continue interaction with activities and projects within the Stability
Pact Working Table on Security Issues (WT-III), and developments within
the Stability Pact Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative (DPPI).
- Organize regular briefings from regional rapporteurs on the developments
in the region with regard to progress at various fora in addressing
challenges identified in SEECAP.
- Continue focused discussion on state of play in the area of Small
Arms and Light Weapons and a possible SEEGROUP role in further information-sharing
on national approaches and projects.
- Exchange of views and information on regional cooperation in Disaster
Preparedness and Civil-Military Emergency Planning with a special attention
to the contribution by EADRCC and NATO authorities. Follow-up on the
initiative on a regional CMEP Council.
- Exchange of information and views on infrastructure projects with
Action Plan has been agreed by the SEEGROUP participating States in
line with the modalities for the establishment of the SEEGROUP (EAPC(EXS)(2000)4)