Over the past year, bicc has participated in the German government’s SSR-Hub, providing technical expertise on disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR), as well as country-specific expertise on DDR to civil servants and diplomats tasked with implementing Germany’s interministerial strategy on security sector reform (SSR) for crisis prevention, conflict management and peacebuilding.

A ‘hub’ is an interface between academia and policy practice. It is a forum for peace and conflict researchers to provide conceptual and methodological input to civil servants and career diplomats. It is also a forum to promote inter-ministerial exchange and knowledge transfer.

The SSR-Hub is linked to other research hubs embedded in the German Federal Foreign Office, namely the Rule of Law Promotion (RSF) Hub and the Mediation Hub.

Project Team

Dr Claudia Breitung

Technical Advisor/Senior Researcher

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Milena Berks

Researcher / Project Officer


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Duration of Project

April 2022 – March 2024