Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Italy)

The 3.5 days intensive pre-deployment training course is offered by the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. The ITPCM is a post graduate programme established in 1995 with the aim of creating a structure able to respond to the training needs of personnel involved in international field missions. In the last 15 years more than 6500 professionals graduated from its training courses. This intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or UN in Kosovo. It precisely aims at fostering a common level of knowledge and at creating similar expectations among mission members, which in turn facilitates integration and coherence of the Mission. This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among future mission members of Kosovo’s history and distinctive political and cultural features; of the international presence in Kosovo; and of a set of practical field related issues.

In particular, the course is focused on around 4 modules.

  • The first one, EU Crisis Management and Kosovo, encompasses different topics such as an introduction to CSDP, the Kosovo’s history and its legal, constitutional and administrative structure.
  • The second module is focused on the CSDP mission and the International engagement in Kosovo and will deal with issues such as the role of the civil society in Kosovo, the structure and mandates of the CSDP Mission and the role of the other international agencies operating in Kosovo.
  • The third module is focused on an Overview of the Mission Components and Methods of Work, with dedicated presentation on different topics such as Human Rights, democratization and gender mainstreaming;  the EU Family in Kosovo; the concept of Mentoring, Monitoring and Advising and the EULEX Programmatic Approach.
  • The fourth and last module, Working for EULEX mission in Kosovo, is focused on the practical information needed to work for the mission.

By focusing on mission-specific and function-specific issues the course aims to equip the trainees with the essential knowledge and information necessary to be active mission and team members and to operate smoothly in the respective area of assignment.

The Training Course will start on Monday, 27 February 2012 at 08.15 with the registration of the participants and will finish on Thursday, 1 March 2012 around 11.00 am. Classes will be normally held from 9.00 to 18.00 at the Aula Magna Storica of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy (

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Implementing Partners

Lead implementing body: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy

Other partner implementing bodies: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden


Date and Location

27 February – 01 March  2012; Pisa, Italy



last Update: 8 December 2011