Community based (re)integration and security

Date and venue: July 10 to 17, 2016 in Barcelona

Community based (re)integration and security (CBRS) specialised training course for practitioners

The specialised training course on Community Based (Re)integration and Security (CBRS) for practitioners presents an innovative approach for more comprehensive context and community driven (re)integration, integration, resilience, and community security programming. It responds to the different dynamics of (re)integration and resilience processes and its target groups (e.g. ex-combatants, returnees, refugees, internally displaced persons, children released from armed forces and groups and other youth at risk) and receiving- and host communities.

Several targeted (re)integration, self-reliance and community security projects usually occur in parallel. They tend to create further divisions in the communities, and are often not sustainable. Most programmes are highly centralised and thereby do not adequately respond to local contexts nor empower local actors to plan, execute, and own the processes. This course explores these dynamics and proposes different means to build bridges between the different (re)integration, community security, and resilience approaches in order to foster durable solutions, stability, local economic development, and (re)integration of the different groups in their host- or receiving communities.


This course has the specific aim of bringing together experienced practitioners from around the world to learn about cutting-edge approaches and theories, to share experience, and develop their skills to effectively plan and deliver integrated community-based (re)integration and security programmes.

The training will allow participants to assess specificities of different programming contexts, develop informed and coherent programmatic responses, and coordinate and implement coherent and context-driven socio-economic (re)integration and community security programmes in partnership with communities. The overall objectives of the course are therefore to:

  1. Create a common understanding of the different approaches in (re)integration, resilience and community security programming and build bridges between the participants coming from these different fields;
  2. Obtain the tools to effectively assess local context dynamics for CBRS programming; Learn how to design context driven CBRS programmes, in a participatory fashion;
  3. Obtain the tools to implement context driven CBRS programming including: information, counselling, and referral systems, targeted (re)integration assistance, local economic and social development, community infrastructure, social components, and security and small arms and light weapons management;
  4. Learn how to address cross-cutting issues including public information, persons with disabilities, natural resource management, gender and age responsiveness, conflict sensitivity, and capacity development;
  5. Explore implementation modalities and innovative community driven monitoring and evaluation.

Organized by

The Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) jointly with Transition International (TI)

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Related links

Transition International 

Integrated DDR Training Group (IDDRTG)

Built Process