ENTRi holds presentation at the Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CivCom) the Council of the EU

On the 13th of November the ENTRi Secretariat held its yearly presentation at the CivCom at the Council of the EU and was followed with great interest by the all delegates of European Union Member States. ENTRi presented last year’s activities of the 12 strong consortium, as well as outlining future actions and plans. ENTRi’s efforts and approaches were appreciated and representative of the European Commission were likewise pleased.

The Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CivCom) advises the political and security committee on civilian aspects of crisis management. It prepares planning documents for new missions, makes recommendations to the political and security committee and deals with the development of strategies for civilian crisis management and for civilian capabilities.

Third EUPST II 'Academic Conference on training local law enforcement agencies in peace support operations'

On the 18-20 October 2016 ENTRi attended the European Union Police Services Training ll (EUPST II) 'Academic Conference on training local law enforcement agencies in peace support operations'. ENTRi held a presentation about its third phase and outlined plans for further cooperation with EUPST II.

22nd Annual Conference of IAPTC, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

ENTRi attended The 22nd Annual Conference of the IAPTC (The International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres) held from 26 to 30 September 2016 in Sarajevo. PSOTC Bosnia, organized it in partnership with the Bosnian Ministry of Defence and the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with national embassies, NGO, civilian and academic organisations.


Third Annual EAPTC Conference in Vienna on 21-23 April 2015

ENTRi attended the conference of the European Association of Peace Operations training Centres (EAPTC). Fifty delegates from 17 countries, representing more than thirty different civilian, military, as well as police training institutions gathered in Vienna to discuss issues topical to comprehensive training in a European context.

Joint Conference of ENTRi and EUPST

A joint conference on the Inter-Operability Between Police and Civilian Training in the Context of Crisis Management Missions in cooperation between ENTRi and the European Union Police Services Training (EUPST) was held from 18-20 November 2015 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Defence, the conference marked the kick-off of EUPST II and the future cooperation between ENTRi and EUPST. Both projects are key instruments in the European training architecture for crisis management missions promoting peace and stability. The conference aimed to bring together European stakeholders involved in pre-mission training for both civilian and police personnel and focused on issues of mutual interest to civilian and police training providers in order to identify areas for increased synergy and cooperation. Results of the conference will feed into the implementation of both projects, further EU-level policy-making, and training developments by individual stakeholders.

The event can also be found on the EUPST website here.

Pre-deployment training of civilian crisis management personnel: Challenges, Lessons Learned, Good Practices

In October 2014, ENTRi held a conference in Rome, Italy, in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the European Council.

The conference brought together key stakeholders from ENTRi partners, European institutions, and national ministries to discuss pre-deployment training for civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions.

Ensuring Training Effectiveness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Field

In February 2012, ENTRi held a conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in cooperation with the Danish Presidency of the European Council.

The discussions focussed on trends in EU training and recruitment policies, feedback from field missions, and the harmonisation of training approaches.

For a short summary of the main points raised at the conference, please click here.

Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute (BDI)Centre for European Perspective (CEP)Netherlands Institute of International Relations ClingendaelCrisis Management Centre (CMC)Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont)L'École Nationale d'Administration (ENA)Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA)Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP)Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace Building (SEP)Stabilisation Unit (SU)Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)