Transition Programme champions the successful transition, stability and sustainable development in all regions and countries where we are present with our projects in capacity-building, institutional development, education and training. CENAA's transition activities cover South Caucasus, Ukraine, East and Southeast Europe, Afghanistan and Tunisia among others. Each project treats a variety of research topics, and includes conferences, workshops and publications in cooperation with regional as well as international partners.
Research constitutes the main endeavour of our Transition Programme with its findings used to establish a tailor-made approach to each topic related to transition. The focus is on security sector reform, security policies and strategies, military transformation, integration perspectives and relations between NATO and the European Union and countries of Central Europe, South Caucasus, South-Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Afghanistan. It also gathers and analyzes Slovak and Central European experiences from integration to NATO and EU and passes the findings to partner countries.
Within the programme, tailor-made recommendations or "Action Plans" are elaborated on Security Sector Reform (SSF) for individual South Caucasus countries based on best and worst practices of V4 countries. The main objective of these Action Plans is to define the most challenging problems Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia face in SSR, to analyze what experiences of Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic in Security Sector Reform are relevant for the South Caucasus countries, the region, and to make recommendations for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia on how to proceed in particular areas of Security Sector Reform.
CENAA prepares a number of strategic documents for Georgian government institutions, based on Slovakian experiences. It covers the Plan for particular institutions involved in security policy outlining their mutual competencies and scope of responsibilities (including "organizational chart"); preparation of a Functional Model of Balance and Efficiency with respect to the Ministry of Defence and General Staff in order to exert effective civilian control over the armed forces. In addition, CENAA elaborates Functional Model of Cooperation between relevant government institutions in the security sector and prepares recommendations for updating the defence planning, including the updates of long-term plans.
- SSR- use and adapt central European experiences in the of Security Sector Reform - mapping and comparing SSR experiences of V4 and C3 countries,enhance cooperation and networks between Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan - Institutional capabilities-building of participating countries in the field of security sector reform (SSR).
Ukraine + South Caucasus
Besides summer school and trainings, our education activities also include an e-learning programme, one of the key capacity building instruments in field of security studies which we are ready to provide to our partners. It´s strategic aim is to strengthen institutional and expert capabilities of key ministries and other government institutions, as well as think-tanks, NGOs, academia and media.
Our online-courses enable to bring education to both military and civilian security experts in the field of security studies. The high level E-learning programme includes written study material as well as video lectures prepared specifically for this programme. The topics includes theoretical background and conceptual framework of security studies, actors of security policy, international conflict management, international organizations related to security or security strategies of global security actors. In addition, participants can learn about conflict analysis, security sector and its reforms, security and public opinion, Armed Forces in the 21st century, energy security, cyber security, regional security framework of South Caucasus, and defense reforms in Georgia and Ukraine.