Through the Rapid Expert Assistance and Cooperation Teams (REACT) contract, PAE provides personnel and related personnel support services to rapidly deploy U.S. citizens on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to advance the democratization, elections, human rights and rule of law efforts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central and Eastern Europe.
The REACT Partnership: PAE, the U.S. Mission and the OSCE
PAE and REACT
In November 1999, the OSCE endorsed REACT as a tool to enable the OSCE to rapidly deploy civilian experts to undertake activities associated with conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.
Since 2000, PAE has deployed thousands of American experts on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to support the democratization, elections, human rights and rule of law efforts of the OSCE in Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central and Eastern Europe. PAE maintains a database of experts and election observers who can rapidly deploy to support the secondment and election observation objectives of the OSCE.
U.S. Mission to the OSCE
The U.S. Mission to the OSCE authorizes PAE to recruit U.S. seconded experts and election observers to support the work of the OSCE.
The U.S. Mission to the OSCE represents the interests of the United States government in the OSCE. The United States views the OSCE as a vital instrument for building stable, open societies in which every country lives at peace with its neighbors. The U.S. Mission to the OSCE engages with diplomatic representatives of the other participating States and with OSCE staff in promotion of this vision. Learn more about the US Mission to the OSCE.
With 56 participating States from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) forms the largest regional security organization in the world.
OSCE Institutions and field operations in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia provide a forum for dialogue and a platform for action for participating States to detect conflict, manage crises, and implement civic rehabilitation programs to ensure security within the OSCE area. OSCE has a comprehensive view of security, grouping its activities into three main areas, or dimensions: politico-military security (e.g. arms control and border monitoring), economic and environmental security (e.g. anti-corruption, resource management), and the human dimension (e.g. democratization, elections, human rights). Learn more about the OSCE.