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Published: 12 February 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 10:52

A New Course to Strengthen Security Officials

This week, MSB is hosting the first OSCE Security Officials Course, a joint long-term project between MSB and OSCE, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. The aim is to enhance the capacity of OSCE security staff.

On Sunday, it was the kick-off of the OSCE Security Officials Course, which takes place this week on our premises outside of Stockholm. Twenty-one of the OSCE security personnel have travelled from different parts of the world to undergo training.

The course aims to strengthen the security of all OSCE field missions and institutions, with focus on Ukraine. The purpose of MSB’s support is to train security officers in the one and same security system, so that all field missions and institutions follow the same methodology. For example, when making security risk assessments and risk mitigation measures. This way, we can align and improve the quality of internal security work and improve the safety of OSCE field personnel who often operate in various conflict areas or other risky contexts.

This cooperation between MSB and OSCE, to develop and realise this Security Officials Course, is also a way to point out that safety, security and duty of care of the staff is highly important for the operational work of all OSCE missions.

MSB and OSCE will provide the safety training for security personnel aiming to operate in an OSCE mission or institution, and the course will be held on at least four additional occasions during 2020-2021.

Security Officials Course

The course contains of four parts:

  • Learning the OSCE's Security Risk Management System
  • How to translate the above into risk mitigation measures
  • How to translate the above into safety- and contingency planning
  • Enhancing the participants’ ability to report and present security information within the organisation.
Published: 12 February 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 10:52

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