Field operations

 Trainer Steve Wessler speaks at a workshop on hate crimes for high-ranking Kosovo police officers organized by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ferizaj/Urosevac, 19 October 2012.  ( OSCE/Hasan Sopa

Trainer Steve Wessler speaks at a workshop on hate crimes for high-ranking Kosovo police officers organized by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ferizaj/Urosevac, 19 October 2012. (OSCE/Hasan Sopa)

Most of the OSCE’s staff and resources are deployed in field missions in Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus. The operations are established at the invitation of the host countries.

The majority of the current OSCE field operations focus on:

  • Good governance
  • The promotion of democratic practices
  • Free elections
  • The rule of law
  • Early warning and conflict prevention