Report on the 2nd IBSSA Conference of the Balkan region - Banja Luka / Bosnia


24th October 2009 Banja Luka / Bosnia

After the successful start last year the event was held the 2nd time this October and experiences suggest that there is a great need for such regional conferences.

The event took place in broad international participation, with 30 people from 8 countries were represented. Numerous – in the region successfully operating – security companies were also present, including the Croatian GAMMA Security, the Slovenian SAVOY SECURITY, the Bosnian-Serbian SECTOR SECURITY, and the Romanian ARCONS SECURITY. Mr. Ljubomir Vračarević – 10th Dan Master of Real Aikido, and Dr. Saša Vujko – major-general, the Serbian government's expert on counter-terrorism participated the conference as well. 


The conference was officially opened by Prof. George Popper – President of IBSSA, who also gave brief information about the current activities, objectives of IBSSA. At the opening reception appeared Mr. Zoltán Hossó – Vice-President of IAPA (International Auxiliary Police Association), and Mr. Zoran Stanisljević, leader of the Bosnian-Serb Interior Ministry responsible for public security area. The event was organised and led by Mr. Bogdan Vukosavljević – International Coordinator of IBSSA for Balkan region. Many leaders of different IBSSA sections in the region were also present, so Dr. Constantin Buzatu – member of the IBSSA Board of Directors, President of "IBSSA Romania", Dr. András Czapáry-Martincsevics – Co-chairman of the IBSSA Hungarian Section, Chairman of the Technical Department, Mr. Adam Popper – Chairman of the IT Department. 

The report of Mr. Bogdan Vukosavljevic contained the following main directions: the intention to increase the membership in all countries of the region; we can and have to raise the influence and quality in the security profession with organising training seminars. Courses can be organised country by country using also the characteristics of the instructor system. An extremely important license was issued on the 31st August 2009. It all started in Arad with Slovenian support and with the approval of the relevant government departments – the IBSSA educational system was officially accredited in Romania, which also means appropriate accreditation with extension to the European Union, i. e. the certificate in such trainings of the security profession is adopted throughout the European Union. Our common task is: to submit the program for approval in all countries of the region together with the Romanian license – translated into the certain national language.

In his speech the President of IBSSA emphasized the importance and role of the exchange of information and communication. On the basis of the Romanian license developing the educational system of IBSSA is also an important and realistic objective. During the schooling procedure of participants at our official courses the training of criminals must be avoided. Selection filters should be operated (medical, physical, personnel, psychological tests), for which the organisers and managers of the training seminar are responsible. An important task for each IBSSA country is to improve cooperation among its own organisations and corporates, for which there are quite good examples (Croatian – Bosnian-Serb, and Slovenian – Bosnian-Serb relations). Mr. Adam Popper drew the attention of the present attendants to the conditions of Facebook – as a new IT option – and announced that IBSSA, as an organisation, has been launched on Facebook, which constitutes a highly dynamic opportunity of spreading information for our association, because it multiplies the communication skills. Facebook also allows the publication of reports on the national language, which should be used and exploited.

The conference also provided an excellent opportunity to deepen our friendship and human relations, in which the side-events and extra programs greatly helped too. The participants decided to hold the 3rd IBSSA Conference of the Balkan Region in May, 2010. The exact place and date of the event, as well as the preliminary program will be available soon at the IBSSA Website: www.ibssa.org

16th November

2009 IBSSA HQ


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