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DCAF Brussels

Pursuant to DCAF's Strategy Paper, DCAF Brussels was established in September 2005 to enhance cooperation with the EU and the Brussels-based international community, underlining the key role of these institutions in promoting democratic governance of the security sector. As an association sans but lucratif (ASBL), DCAF Brussels is a legally and financially independent actor under Belgian law.

In relation to DCAF's cooperation with the EU, DCAF aims to :

  • promote the SSR and SSG concepts within the Brussels community;
  • provide DCAF's input into the development of EU policy in these areas; and
  • provide research and advice on SSR/G, in particular on oversight and accountability, to the European institutions.

As such, DCAF has briefed committees of the European Parliament and produced commissioned papers on SSR.