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 (Human Rights)

Successful crisis management, stabilisation and peace support missions rely on the availability of well-prepared experts who can transfer their knowledge and skills to their colleagues and counterparts, who in turn depend on high quality training activities designed for specific purpose. This course recognises that training is critical to the achievement of successful operational outcomes.

The key objective of this course is to build in-mission capacities for training purposes, to enhance the ability of missions to adapt to the steadily changing capacity-building requirements of international peace operations and to strengthen in-mission capability to deliver high quality trainings.

This training aims to strengthen the didactical and methodological skills of members of international missions in designing and delivering training courses focused on human rights in order to build local capacities in this field.

This Training of Trainers will focus on the design and delivery of human rights courses. Hence, all activities and exercises conducted during the training will be centered on human rights related issues. To this end, the ENTRi Human Rights Course Package (currently under development) will be used as a training tool.

Course place and time:


Place: Pisa, Italy

Time: 19 September -21 September 2018

Indicative course agenda

Indicative logistical note

Target audience:

Experts working in crisis management/peace support missions – with a human rights background or function - who conduct trainings and coaching sessions on issues related to human rights as subject matter experts or trainers.

Maximum 15 participants, preferably from international civilian crisis management/peace support missions (OSCE, EU, AU, UN, etc). Experts from NGOs are also welcome to apply.

Implementing Partners:

The course is organised by Scula Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy (www.santannapisa.it)

Learning outcomes:

After completion of the ENTRi ToT, participants should be able to:

-Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;

-Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;

-Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;

-Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;

-Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the ToT Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;

-Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;

 Application:

The course is open for applications via the link below:

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

Final date for applications is Sunday 17th of June

Participation Fee:


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

Full board accommodation (in single rooms) will be provided free of charge.

Course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accommodation, board and travel costs.


Training of Trainers (posponed)


Successful crisis management, stabilisation and peace support missions rely on the availability of well-prepared experts who can transfer their knowledge and skills to their colleagues and counterparts, who in turn depend on high quality training activities designed for specific purpose. This course recognises that training is critical to the achievement of successful operational outcomes.

The key objective of this course is to build in-mission capacities for training purposes, to enhance the ability of missions to adapt to the steadily changing capacity-building requirements of international peace operations and to strengthen in-mission capability to deliver high quality trainings.

This training aims to strengthen the didactical and methodological skills of members of international missions in designing and delivering training courses in order to build local capacities.


Course place and time:

Place: Ramallah, Palestine

Time: to be confirmed

Indicative course agenda and logistical information


Target audience:

Experts working in crisis management/peace support missions who conduct trainings and coaching sessions as subject matter experts or trainers.

Maximum 20 participants, preferably from international civilian crisis management/peace support missions (OSCE, EU, UN, etc). Experts from NGOs are also welcome to apply.


Implementing Partners:


The course is organised by the Crisis Management Centre (CMC Finland) in cooperation with l'École nationale d'administration (ENA)


Learning outcomes:


After completion of the ENTRi ToT, participants should be able to:

-Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;

-Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;

-Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;

-Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;

-Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the ToT Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;

-Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;

 Application:

The course is open for applications via the link below. Final date for applications is (to be confirmed).

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

Participation Fee:

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

Full board accommodation (in single rooms) will be provided free of charge.

Course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accommodation, board and travel costs.





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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)