ENTRi Training Courses

ENTRi courses are accessible to individuals either going to or already working in crisis management missions for organisations such as the European Union (CSDP missions), the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the African Union (AU). The courses are funded by the European Commission, including costs for board and lodging. In the case of pre-deployment courses (with the exception of HEAT courses) international travel will also be covered.

ENTRi courses are not designed to replace any existing courses that governments and sending institutions organise to prepare individuals for possible deployment in crisis management operations. Instead, ENTRi has been created to foster the harmonisation of European and international approaches to capacity-building. The added value for training organisations is that ENTRi seeks to facilitate and strengthen the opportunities for institutions to implement training together as well as to share experiences, trainers, and expertise.

Currently offered:


Training of Trainers

Location: Pristina, Kosovo

Course duration: 29.11.2017-01.12.2017

A key objective of this course is building in-mission capacities for training purposes to enhance ability to adapt to the steadily changing working environment international peace operations and to strengthen in-mission capability to have the right people with the right skill sets in the right place at the right time.


Expected outcome: ToT participants are prepared to conduct coaching sessions for other in-mission trainers and presenters to support them in enhancing their skills regarding presentation for knowledge/skill transfer, training preparation training methodology/methods.

You may find the logistical information here (subject to change)

You may also find the agenda of the course here. Please note that the final agenda might still change.

Target audience:

Civilian experts working in crisis management missions who conduct trainings and coaching sessions as subject matter experts or trainers.

The courses are co-funded by the European Commission and the ENTRi partners. The following costs are covered by the project.

- Full board and lodging.

While ENTRi courses are primarily geared toward civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions, police and military candidates are welcome to apply. Please note that course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accomodation, board, and travel cost.

Implementing Partners:

The Course is organized by the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) in cooperation with EULEX Kosovo.

Application:

The course is open for applications via the link below. Final date for applications is Sunday 5th of November.

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/ENTRi_ToT2017

The selection of participants will be done by the ENTRi Secretariat.

Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses.


Introduction to Rule of Law

Location: Stadtschlaining, Austria

Course duration: 05-09 February 2018

This course offers a comprehensive overview of the rule of law aspects of civilian crisis management missions and to deepen the participants’ understanding of such matters and their importance in the context of war-torn societies. The course lectures will shed light on the different challenges associated with rule of law in societies affected by violent conflict, such as predictability of the law and equality before the law, reform of judicial institutions, ethics and the role of the police in rule of law engagement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of the field while acknowledging the practical interaction between them. In particular, a focus is given to:

-              Introduction to the concept of rule of law;

-              International cooperation in the field of crisis management (including CIMIC);

-              The role of the judiciary and transformation of dysfunctional judicial systems;

-              Core ethics principles;

-              Risk assessment in an international context;

-              Monitoring, mentoring and advising components;

-              The role of the police in RoL enforcement.

Prospective participants should have already completed a core course in civilian crisis management. The Rule of Law course is designed to build on the already existing theoretical background acquired in core courses.

You may find the logistical information here

You may also find a sample agenda of the course here. Please note that the final agenda might still change.

Target audience:

Civilian experts with professional experience required for deployments to international civilian crisis management-type missions in third countries with a particular focus on experts selected or pre-selected for deployment for the first or second time or field mission personnel.

The courses are co-funded by the European Commission and the ENTRi partners. The following costs are covered by the project.

-   Full board and lodging.

While ENTRi courses are primarily geared toward civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions, police and military candidates are welcome to apply. Please note that course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accomodation, board, and travel cost.

Implementing Partners:

The Course is organized by the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), in cooperation with l’ École Nationale d'Administration (ENA).

Application:

The course is open for applications via the link below. Final date for applications is Sunday 19th of November.

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/RuleofLaw18

The selection of participants will be done by the ENTRi Secretariat.

Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses.

Full board accommodation (in single rooms) will be provided free of charge to a maximum of 24 participant.

Please note that while ENTRi courses are primarily geared toward civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions, police and military candidates are welcome to apply. Please also note that course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accommodation, board, and travel costs.



International Standards for Protection of Individual and Groups: A Training Course for Field Officers Working on Human Rights

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Course duration: 08-16 February 2018

The 8-day intensive "International Standards for the Protection of Individuals and Groups:
A Training Course for Field Officers Working on Human Rights"

course is designed to:

  • Deepen and refresh the participants’ knowledge of International Human Rights Law and of other bodies of International Law aimed at the protection of individuals and groups (International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Justice, Refugee Law, international standards pertaining to the protection of IDPs, etc.);
  • Familiarize participants with the institutional aspects related to the establishment and the functioning of Human Rights Field Operations, with particular reference to those organized by the UN and by the EU;
  • Transfer the skills needed to perform the main tasks usually assigned to Human Rights Field Officers (Monitoring, Fact Finding, Reporting, Capacity Building, etc.).

Prospective participants must already have basic knowledge of international human rights law and preferably of international humanitarian law and refugee law. Please note that this course is taught in English.

You may find the logistical information here

You may also find a sample agenda of the course here. Please note that the final agenda will be sent to the selected participants.

Candidates are considered who:

  • Can demonstrate a professional link to the topic of the course;
  • Have been selected to / contracted for an international crisis management mission;
  • Have a very good command of the English language (or other(s) as appropriate).

In the selection process, ENTRi ensures that an appropriate gender and nationality balance is reflected in the pool of selected participants. Due consideration is also given to ensure participation of national mission staff, and candidates nominated by EU Member States and other seconding nations.

The courses are co-funded by the European Commission and the ENTRi partners. The following costs are covered by the project:

  • Full board and lodging.

While ENTRi courses are primarily geared toward civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions, police and military candidates are welcome to apply. Please note that course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accomodation, board, and travel costs.

Implementing Partners:

The Course is organized by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy, in cooperation with the School of Law of Addis Ababa and EGMONT Institute, Brussels.

Application:

The course is open for applications via the link below. Final date for applications is Sunday 12th of November.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HR2018

No registration confirmation e-mail will be sent.

The selection of participants will be done by the ENTRi Secretariat.

Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses.

Full board accommodation (in single rooms) will be provided free of charge to a maximum of 24 participant. The priority in the assignment of the free full board accommodation will be given to participants coming from outside Ethiopia.

Please note that while ENTRi courses are primarily geared toward civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions, police and military candidates are welcome to apply. Please also note that course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accommodation, board, and travel costs.




Negotiation & Mediation

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

Last day for applications: 27.02.2017

Course duration: 18-21 December 2017

Why negotiation and mediation skills are at the heart of working in crisis management missions? At the very inception, missions themselves are the result of a negotiated agreement. They have either been mandated by the UN Security Council or bodies like the EU Political and Security Committee. Understanding the underlying dimensions of such negotiations and decision-making lays the first foundation for effective behavior in the field.

Once deployed, mission staff operate in a highly politicized environment wherein international agencies, national political structures and local stakeholders are some of the main interlocutors. Such contexts require skillful approaches by mission staff from the Head of Mission to the individual trainer, mentor, adviser or monitor.

Target audience:

The target group of this training is composed of civilian, police and military (see: costs) experts who work with international organisations in the field of crisis management, conflict resolution.  In particular, we focus on staff members in roles of analysts, trainers, advisers, mentors and other core staff of the mission.

As negotiation and mediation skills are generic skills to apply in complex political and conflict environments, this training does not focus on one specific group or region. Throughout the training however, cases, simulations and examples that are derived from EU civilian crisis management mission practice are used.

Course Objectives:

The aim of the course is to enable participants to ameliorate their knowledge, skills, and competencies in negotiation and mediation, and thereby be more successful in their approaches to (civilian) crisis management in missions.

  • Describe the crisis management decision-making in the EU and the mediation support that the EU provides;
  • Identify the key principles underpinning a successful negotiation or (conflict) mediation;
  • Practice skills and competencies in negotiation and mediation in real-life situations;
  • Be more confident and effective in (local) mediations and negotiations in the context of civilian crisis management;
  • Use tips and tricks for negotiation and mediation;
  • Recognise and anticipate cultural differences in negotiation and mediation processes;
  • Develop strategies for negotiation and mediation processes;
  • Recognize bargaining tactics and respond to them;
  • Recognise psychological processes in general and individual reactions to negotiation and mediation situations specifically.

Implementing Partners:

The Course is organized by Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Cligendael' and Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute in cooperation with Georgian Defence Institution Building school.

Costs:

There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses.

Full board accommodation (in single rooms) will be provided free of charge to a maximum of 24 participant.

Please note that while ENTRi courses are primarily geared toward civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions, police and military candidates are welcome to apply. Please also note that course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accommodation, board, and travel costs.

Application:

The course is open for applications via the link below. Final date for applications is Monday February 27th. 

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/ENTRiTbilisi

No registration confirmation e-mail will be sent.

The selection of participants will be done by the ENTRi Secretariat. Clingendael and BDI will inform selected candidates no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

You may find the course outline here and the some logistical information here

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Georgi Gergov, BDI

e-mail: georgi.gergov@mfa.bg

Ms. Goos Hofstee, Clingendael (Course Director)

e-mail : GHofstee@clingendael.org


 

  •  A list of e-learning courses can be found here
  • If you are interested in a broader spectrum of courses please consult the European Commission's Goalkeeper platform 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)