Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi) is a unique capacity-building programme that was initiated in early 2011. The main focus lies on the preparation and training of civilians that are either going to, or already working in, crisis management missions worldwide. Such missions include those of the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the African Union (AU).

ENTRi is an initiative funded by the European Commission (90%) and co-funded by its 13 implementing partners under the lead of the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) in Berlin. The programme began in 2011 and is set to run until March 2016. The total budget of the programme since its inception is 5.8 million Euro. The implementing partners are from different Member States of the European Union and Switzerland. ENTRi was created by the European Union’s Instrument for Stability and is guided by the European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), which is co-located with the European External Action Service.

So far, 846 individuals holding 68 different nationalities were trained in a total of 41 ENTRi courses.

ENTRi Handbook "In Control"

Hands-on information and practical advice for everyday life and work in the field as well as background information on crisis management structures in international organisations lie at the heart of the second edition of the handbook “In Control: A Practical Guide for Civilian Experts Working in Crisis Management Missions.” You can download a PDF version of the handbook here.