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Background

Parliamentary assistance

Project contact

Antje Fritz

Deputy Head of Southeast Europe Division

Project overview

DCAF supports Western Balkan parliaments and independent oversight bodies to play a more effective role in the democratic governance of national security sectors. To this end, parliamentary assistance projects contribute to five main objectives: 

  • Strengthening capacities of parliaments to legislate and oversee national security sectors
  • Raising awareness on international standards and good practices in the work of parliaments and independent oversight bodies through development and delivery of knowledge products
  • Enhancing national exchange and dialogue between parliamentary committees and national justice and security actors
  • Providing parliamentary committees and independent oversight bodies with access to independent policy expertise
  • Fostering regional parliamentary cooperation related to security sector governance