Council conclusions on EU-wide strategic framework to support Security Sector Reform

Council of the EU
  • 14/11/2016
  • 10:50
  • Press release
  • 658/16
  • Security & defence
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
14/11/2016
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The Council endorsed the joint communication "Elements for an EU-wide strategic framework to support Security Sector Reform (SSR)". The Council called on all EU actors for a swift implementation of the EU SSR framework.

SSR provides foundations contributing to the establishment of effective democratic control and accountability of the security sector and is therefore relevant in all contexts - including stable ones - to improve governance and human security, and throughout the whole conflict cycle.

SSR is a key component of conflict prevention by addressing potential crisis factors, as well as of crisis management and conflict resolution, post-conflict stabilisation, peace-building and state-building by reinstating accountable security institutions and restoring effective security services to the population, thus providing the environment for sustainable development and peace.