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  • Training of Trainers

    17.09.2018-19.09.2018
    Ramallah Palestinian Territories

    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.

    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). Also experts from NGOs are welcome to apply.

    Implementing Partners

    Crisis Management Centre Finland CMC

    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 participants.

    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.

    Learning outcomes

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

    • 1Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;
    • 2Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;
    • 3Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;
    • 4Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;
    • 5Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the ToT Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;
    • 6Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;
  • Training of Trainers on Human Rights

    19.09.2018-21.09.2018
    Pisa, Italy

    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.

    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:

    • 1Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;
    • 2Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;
    • 3Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;
    • 4Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;
    • 5Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the ToT Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;
    • 6Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;
  • Training of Trainers

    21.02.2018 - 23.02.2018
    Kiev, Ukraine

    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. This training aims to strengthen the didactical and methodological skills of members of international Missions, particularly in Ukraine and the wider Eastern Europe region, in designing and delivering Train the Trainer courses.

    Target audience

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

    Maximum 20 participants, preferably from international civilian crisis management missions (OSCE, EU etc).

    Implementing Partners

    The course is organized by the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict resolution (ASPR) in cooperation with the Centre for European Perspective (CEP)

    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 participants.

    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.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

    Learning outcomes

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

    • 1Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;
    • 2Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;
    • 3Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;
    • 4Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;
    • 5Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the draft ToT Facilitation Guide and Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;
    • 6Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;
    • 7Deliver positive and constructive ideas:
    • a. to further strengthen the ENTRi draft ToT course package materials;
    • b. on how to further harmonize the future ToT training in ENTRi III;
    • c. on how to pass on lessons learned and good practices to training staff working in civilian crisis management missions.
    • The last outcome is deliberately referring to the second and future ToT courses that are to be implemented by the ENTRi ToT working group next year and focusing on training/capacity enhancement of staff in international missions.
  • International Standards for Protection of Individual and Groups: A Training Course for Field Officers Working on Human Rights

    08.02.2018 - 16.02.2018
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    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 the agenda of the course here. Please note that the final agenda will also be sent to the selected participants.

    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.

    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.

    Candidates are considered who:

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

    • 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.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Introduction to Rule of Law

    05.02.2018 - 09.02.2018
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    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

    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).

    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.

    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.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Negotiation & Mediation

    18.12.2017 - 21.12.2017
    Tbilisi, Georgia

    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.

    Implementing Partners

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

    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.

    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.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Training of Trainers 2017

    29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017
    Pristina, Kosovo

    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.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    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 accommodation, board, and travel cost.

    You may find testimonials from course participants here

  • Human Rights 2017

    16.02.2017 - 24.02.2017
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    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 agenda here and the logistical information here

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:

    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland and School of Law Addis Ababa.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    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.

    For a testimonial of a course participant, please click here

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Gender Advisor

    20.11.2016 - 25.11.2016
    Sandö, Sweden

    The course aims at providing gender advisers and experts with up-to-date knowledge regarding the practical realities of working with gender integration in international missions. This is done through an interactive course design where both trainers' and participants' experience is valued and used. By mixing theory with practice, the goal is to strengthen the participants' knowledge and skills, enabling them to work more efficiently in a gender expert function.

    The Gender Adviser course provides personnel with a responsibility to promote a gender perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from experienced gender experts working in international civilian crisis management missions, and on current research on the topic.

    Learning objectives:

    Actively support gender mainstreaming

    Design effective communication strategies

    Identify effective strategies for handling resistance

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden. Other partner implementing bodies:Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

    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.

    Target group:

    Personnel working in civilian international crisis management missions with a special focus on gender aspects (or aiming for such positions) such as Gender Advisers, Gender Focal Points or other kinds of gender experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a basic understanding of the concept of gender

    Interview of a participant of ENTRi's Gender Advisor course:

    The successful Gender Advisor course hosted by the Folke Bernadotte Academy in Sandö, Sweden held in November 2016, proved once again to be highly popular. One participant shared her thoughts on the course through an interview which you may find here.

  • Transition Strategies and Sustainability as part of the Comprehensive Approach

    25.01.2016 - 29.01.2016
    Brussels, Belgium

    The credibility of the crisis response from international actors today depends more and more on their capacity to establish sustainable results in the field when addressing a crisis or post conflict situations. Security is a very important aspect thereof and it is the pre-condition to establish sustainable development (security-development nexus). This five day training course focuses on the capacity of crisis responses from major actors like the EU and the UN, more specifically in their role as global and also comprehensive security provider. A specific focus will be put on the Sahel region. An analysis will be made of the integration of the security aspects mirrored by crisis management missions as part of an overall comprehensive approach. During the course a bottom-up and a top-down approach will be discussed in terms of synergy development (transition strategies) between various instruments (security, humanitarian, development, economic and diplomatic) and joint cooperation of the international community enabling for sustainable results.

    The working language will be English.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium. Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

    Course objectives:

    After this specialization course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the mandates and objectives of the various policy instruments used and international actors in the field
    • Explain how the comprehensive approach takes place from policy level all the way till the operational level and the need for transition strategies
    • Identify appropriate synergies, actions and international partnerships possible and how to obtain sustainable results taking into account local ownership

    Target audience:

    Deployed staff from the various EU and UN missions (especially from the Sahel Region such as EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUTM Mali, MINUSMA, EUCAP Sahel Niger), personnel from the EEAS (planners and programmers), EU Commission, and EUSR Offices.

    The application deadline for this course is 06 December 2015.

  • Rule of Law

    18.01.2016 - 22.01.2016
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target group

    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 application deadline for this course is 15 November 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria. Other implementing bodies: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mediation & Negotiation

    14.12.2015 - 17.12.2015
    Netherlands

    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.

    In a four days high intensive seminar the participants will be trained in negotiation and mediation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide adequate context of the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters helps as a framework for their own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral as multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organization during the mission. In these negotiations, participants are defending own interests.

    This is in contrast to the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes helps being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    The application deadline for this course is 04 October 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands

    Other partner implementing bodies:International Alert (Alert), UK; Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Sahel

    14.12.2015 - 17.12.2015
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Gender Advisers

    22.11.2015 - 27.11.2015
    Sandö, Sweden

    For the past 15 years there has been a growing understanding of the importance to integrate a gender perspective into all aspects of civilian crisis management. To this end, functions that bring in gender expertise have been introduced in all major international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the OSCE as well as in non-governmental organizations and governmental structures. The responsibilities of these expert functions are often demanding. Gender advisers and experts require specific knowledge related to the concept of gender as well as a comprehensive understanding of the mission as a whole and its other expert functions. In addition, the experts need to have a wide range of technical knowledge, including the understanding of how to promote and deal with organizational change, how to plan and conduct trainings, and how to provide advice to the mission leadership in the best way. To be successful, gender experts need to be well trained and prepared for their responsibilities. To support the development of the gender expert functions and to meet the training needs related to such responsibilities, the Folke Bernadotte Academy has developed a new specialized course for civilian personnel focusing on gender aspects in international crisis management.

    Aim and objectives

    The Gender Adviser course provides personnel with a responsibility to promote a gender perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from experienced gender experts working in international civilian crisis management missions and current research on the topic. The main aim is to strengthen the gender expert functions within international crisis management missions by providing the participants with up to date knowledge and practical skills deemed necessary to work effectively in a gender expert function. The course is run by experienced trainers and applies an interactive methodology that mixes theory with practice and actively draws on the knowledge and experience of the participants.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    Target Group

    Personnel working in civilian international crisis management missions with a special focus on gender aspects (or aiming for such positions) such as Gender Advisers, Gender Focal Points or other kinds of Gender Experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a basic understanding of the concept of gender.

    The application deadline for this course is 18 September 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    Other partner implementing bodiesAustrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Human Rights

    12.11.2015 - 20.11.2015
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

    The 8-day intensive 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.

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    You can find the preliminary agenda here.

    The application deadline for this course is 06 September 2015.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: Law School, Addis Ababa University; Africa Programme, UN Peace University.

    Registration fee

    There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses while full board (accommodation in single rooms) will be provided free of charge.

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

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Organized Crime and Corruption

    1.11.2015 - 6.11.2015
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Aim & Content

    The overall objective of the ENTRi specialisation course on organized crime is to familiarize and better equip experts who work in environments where illicit activity has an impact on the political and economic situation, as well as sustainable post-conflict peace building and development.

    The training course will:

    • Explain to participants the phenomenon of organized crime and its impact.
    • Provide participants with the analytical tools and skills to identify and analyse illicit groups and activities.
    • Explain the challenges and possibilities of working with actors involved in illicit activity, particularly in the context of peace operations.
    • Provide an inter-action between practitioners and experts involved in dealing with organized crime activities.
    • Provide participants with information and contacts to enhance their networks and knowledge.

    Methodological Approach

    The course employs a mixture of theory and practice to equip participants with state-of-the-art methodologies derived from on-the-ground experience, also taking into account the working environment of the participants. The participants will be involved in lectures, inter-active discussions, and simulations as well as preparing a threat assessment. Material for the project draws heavily on recently published documents produced by the International Peace Institute (IPI) in the context of its Peace without Crime project.

    Target Group

    • Current or prospective staff members of peace operations, particularly in fragile states.
    • Practitioners involved in development and humanitarian work as well as political and strategic advice who are seeking a better understanding of, and skill set to address, organized crime.
    • Law enforcement and criminal justice experts dealing with situations involving illicit activity.

    The application deadline for this course is 07 September 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

    Other implementing bodies: International Training Centre (ITC), Hungary; International Peace Institute (IPI), USA.

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  • Ukraine [Cancelled]

    02.11.2015 - 05.11.2015
    Kuopio, Finland

    The 4-day intensive pre-deployment training course is offered by Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland). CMC Finland is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management located in Kuopio, Finland. The main tasks of CMC Finland are to train and recruit experts for international civilian crisis management and peacebuilding missions as well as conduct research focusing on civilian crisis management.

    This pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or other international organisations in Ukraine. 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 Ukraine’s history and distinctive political and cultural features; of the international presence in Ukraine; and of a set of practical field related issues.

    In particular, the course is structured around 4 modules.

    Module 1 - Context setting: Ukraine’s history and distinctive legal, political and cultural features.

    Module 2 - International and EU presence in Ukraine: background, key actors and coordination mechanisms.

    Module 3 - Main challenges of operating in Ukraine for SSR missions and their personnel.

    Module 4 - Practical issues related to field activities (e.g. code of conduct, risk assessment and duty of care).

    By focusing on mission-specific issues, the course aims at equipping 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.

    It aims at fostering a common knowledge about Ukraine among participants and at providing participants with specific knowledge for their specific mission in order to operationalise and adapt their expertise to the conditions of the theater of operations and the mission environment, including the activities carried out by other international organisations. It has been conceived so as to bring together participants from different international organisations working in Ukraine, such as the OSCE and the EU, with a view to building a mutual understanding of their respective activities and foreseeing a better cooperation on the ground.

    The training course will start on Monday,02 November 2015, at 08:30 and will finish on Thursday, 05 November 2015, around 12:00 noon. Classes will start at 8:00 and will finish between 17:00 and 20:00, depending on the day, in the venue of CMC Finland in Kuopio, Finland (www.cmcfinland.fi).

    Please note that this training has been cancelled.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation, board, and international travel costs will be covered by ENTRi.

    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 note that 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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  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    30.10.2015 - 04.11.2015
    Finland

    Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive five-day course aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad.

    The training is expected to improve participants' understanding of the minimum behavioral field requirements when working as a team member of an international field operation regardless of their national or professional background.

    The course is designed to:

    • Improve participants knowledge of various threats in hostile field environments and to learn how to deal with them in an effective manner;
    • Rehearse and practice safety and security procedures according to specific threats;
    • Develop individual skills to deal with different stressful situations;
    • Develop group dynamics to deal with multiple stressful situations.

    Target group and minimum requisites: personnel already working or contracted/seconded to work in an international field operation. Participants are strongly advised to have a valid driving licence which must be brought to the training in order to drive 4x4 vehicles for training purposes.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    There is no registration fee for the course.

    Please note that accommodations and board will be covered by ENTRi for all participants. Please note that travel costs are generally not covered for HEAT courses. Applicants who are unable to cover their own travel costs for HEAT courses may apply for additional funding with adequate justification. The reimbursement of travel costs is subject to individual review and participants are not entitled to the reimbursement of travel costs.

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    19.10.2015 - 23.10.2015
    Slovenia
  • Rule of Law

    19.10.2015 - 23.10.2015
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target Group

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.Other implementing bodies: TBA.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

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  • Georgia

    24.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
    Sandö, Sweden

    The 5-day pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed to international missions in Georgia. The course provides the selected mission members with a preparatory orientation prior to the deployment by focusing on the following themes:

    • Georgia’s history, culture and current political situation;
    • International presence in Georgia: key actors and coordination systems;
    • Specific skills such as monitoring and reporting needed in the missions;
    • Practical matters related to living and working in Georgia.

    By focusing on country-specific and function-specific issues, the course aims at equipping participants with essential knowledge and information, enabling them to become active team members and to operate smoothly in their respective area of assignment. The course provides with an opportunity to get first-hand information from Georgia and network with the future mission colleagues.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation, board, and international travel costs to the course venue will be covered by ENTRi.

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

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  • Human Rights

    02.07.2015 - 10.07.2015
    Pisa, Italy

    The 8-day intensive 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.

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses while full board (accommodation in single rooms) will be provided free of charge.

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

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  • Mission Administration & Support

    6.07.2015 - 10.07.2015
    Brussels, Belgium

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the four-day Mission Administration & Support course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of civilian crisis management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Implementing Partners

    Implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

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

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

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  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    14.06.2015 - 18.06.2015
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

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    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

  • New Media: Tools & Techniques for Civilian Crisis Management

    18.06.2015 - 22.06.2015
    Berlin, Germany

    Course Description

    This course introduces participants to a variety of new media tools and platforms used in the collection, presentation, verification, and dissemination of information. Participants have the chance to practice using these tools through interactive activities and group work, while learning about cyber-security to protect information and sources.

    In crisis areas, quick and informed decision-making can save lives. New web-, mobile-, and internet-based media and information dissemination platforms are constantly evolving, producing increasing amounts of content. The speed with which information is created, published and disseminated keeps increasing. This allows for a multiplicity of perspectives to surface. The challenge for experts working in civilian crisis management is finding a way to filter the information and determine what is relevant with the overload of information, and further, to communicate that effectively to the right people in an efficient manner.

    Additionally, new tools are being developed to help experts visualize data in a clear way, so that it can be easily shared, interpreted, and understood by different users. It is therefore vital that experts working in crisis areas are aware of these tools and know how to apply them to their work.

    This course was designed jointly by ZIF and the ICT4Peace Foundation.

    Learning Objectives

    The learning objectives for this training are:

    • To be able to use new media tools to collect, analyze, present, verify and disseminate information;
    • To understand the impact new and web-based social media have on civilian crisis management;
    • To communicate and share information in a secure manner;
    • To be aware of the added complexities that have arisen and are arising through the increased use of new media;
    • To understand the nature of big and open data on the web and internet, and how this information can be useful in crisis response and mitigation.
    • To gain an understanding of Crisis Information Management Systems.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.Other partner implementing bodies: ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    Course Modules

    • Introduction to New Media in Crisis
    • Information Management in Civilian Crisis Management
    • OS-INT & Big Data
    • Data Visualisation & Visualisation Tools
    • Tools for Collaboration: Creating & Using Wikis
    • New Cartographies & Mapping Tools
    • Source Verification in the Digital Age
    • Security in the Digital Domain
    • Data Protection

    Course Audience

    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), or members of other international organizations working in crisis areas.

    This course is geared towards experts working in the area of information management and analysis, monitoring, and reporting.

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  • Sahel

    4.05.2015 - 7.05.2015
    Brussels, Belgium

    In French and English language (!)

    The Clingendael Academy and the Egmont Institute will hold the pre-deployment training for Mali and Niger in the framework of ENTRi.

    The 4-day training focuses on the conflict and recent socio-political developments in Mali, Niger, and the Sahel, the operations and instruments of the UN, the EU, bilateral partners, and NGOs, as well as intercultural and communication skills.

    Course Objectives

    After this pre-deployment training, participants will be able to:

    • Interpret current developments in the context of the socio-political and historical background of the Sahel region;
    • Identify the different mandates and resources of donors and organisations active in Mali and Niger;
    • Employ skills of mentoring, advising, training, and negotiating.

    Whom Does This Training Address?

    Incoming staff of international missions in Mali and Niger, such as UN Offices, EU training missions, EUCAP capacity-building, EUSR Offices, and/or Embassies.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.Other partner implementing bodiesEgmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium

    Please note that this course will partly be held in French and partly in English!

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. ENTRi will cover accommodation, board, and international travel costs to the course venue.

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

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  • Democratisation & Good Governance

    20.04.2015 - 24.04.2015
    Bamako, Mali

    In French language (!)

    In war-torn societies and post-conflict situations, the establishment of good governance is key for the guaranteed protection of human rights and democracy. Although no formal description of good governance exists, the concept is generally meant to imply the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). The government is a key actor in the governance process, but an active and involved civil society, comprised of economic actors, NGO’s and others, is equally important. Indeed, involving civilians to express the will of the people and develop civil society as well as in mediation activities aimed at conflict resolution and reconciliation is an important part of civilian administration by the international community and goes beyond the simple exercise of executive powers.

    International organisations such as the UN and the EU contribute to setting up and supporting the development of democratisation processes by focusing on the establishment of civilian administration and good governance.

    The Democratisation & Good Governance course aims at providing participants with a theoretical framework and practical tools to allow them to support the development of good governance and a strong civil society on the ground.

    The objective of the course is to increase participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

    • Establish good governance and support state formation;
    • Use organisational development, planning and managing tools for the supervision, coaching, development and execution of
    • administrative systems in crisis situations;
    • Learn how to manage limited resources in a constantly changing environment.

    Please note that this course will be held in French language!

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Other partner implementing bodies:Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace Building (SEP), Switzerland;

    École de Maintien de la Paix Alioune Blondin Beye (EMP), Bamako, Mali;

    Target Group

    The course will provide training for a heterogeneous group of civilian experts with professional experience required for deployments to international crisis management missions in third countries, with a particular focus on experts selected or pre-selected for deployment, or field mission personnel.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

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  • Empowerment of Local Staff in International Organisations in Kosovo

    14.04.2015 - 17.04.2015
    Pristina, Kosovo

    Course Description

    The Centre for European Perspective (CEP) from Slovenia, together with the Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna (SSSUP) from Italy is organising 3.5 day training for local staff members working in international organisations in Kosovo.

    The concept and programme of this specialised training course is based on a needs assessment conducted among staff members of international organisations in Kosovo. It focuses on skills that are required for the successful performance of work tasks within an international organisation, such as an understanding of all aspects of crisis management, negotiation and mediation skills, communication skills, cultural and gender sensitivity, human rights as well as project management, stress management, etc. The needs assessment was a critical tool for shaping and developing the course content. Therefore, views and opinions by local staff are now being compiled into desired topics for the course.

    The training agenda is designed to support the capacity building activities of local personnel working for international missions in Kosovo. The aim of the training course is to equip different categories of local staff with the needed general theoretical framework as well as practical tools to allow them to be active mission members and to operate smoothly in the mission environment. It also aims at fostering a common level of knowledge, which in turn facilitates the integration and coherence of the missions and contributes to the creation of a common working culture, a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Course Audience

    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), or members of other international organizations working in crisis areas.

    This course is geared towards local staff members working for international missions and projects in Kosovo.

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    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

  • Child Protection, Promotion & Response

    6.03.2015 - 15.03.2015
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Conflicts disproportionately affect children. Many are subject to abductions, military recruitment, killing, maiming, and numerous forms of exploitation. Armed conflict denies children the opportunity to grow up in an environment where their fundamental rights to survival, participation, and development are respected and protected. They are never the cause of such conflicts, but nevertheless bear the worst consequences of each war fought.

    The multiple track approach necessary to address the multiple distresses affecting children in armed conflicts gives room for various operational activities from monitoring and reporting to delivery of essential livelihoods support to technical assistance.

    This course introduces child rights assessment and monitoring; strategies for the prevention of child rights violations; strategies to reduce the impact of armed conflict on children (child recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration); child rights-based and child-participatory approaches; involvement of children in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts; instruments and actors for the implementation of strategies for child protection, monitoring, and rehabilitation.

    Aim and Objective

    This specialisation course equips participants with specialised knowledge and skills to become effectively involved in monitoring, advisory, and executive functions to protect children in crisis areas.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    Target Group

    People with relevant professional background who want to become experts for child protection, monitoring, and rehabilitation in crisis areas or who plan to intensively include child protection and rights of the child in future activities in their respective areas of competence. Basic knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law is required.

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  • Mediation & Negotiation

    24.11.2014 - 27.11.2014
    The Hague, Netherlands

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

    In a four-day intensive seminar the participants will be trained in mediation and negotiation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide an adequate background for the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters can serve as a basis for participants' own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral and multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organisations during the mission. In these negotiations, participants will be defending own interests.

    This is in contrast to the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes is fundamental to being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

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  • Gender Advisers

    16.11.2014 - 21.11.2014
    Sandö, Sweden

    For the past 15 years there has been a growing understanding of the importance to integrate a gender perspective into all aspects of civilian crisis management. To this end, functions that bring in gender expertise have been introduced in all major international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the OSCE as well as in non-governmental organizations and governmental structures. The responsibilities of these expert functions are often demanding. Gender advisers and experts require specific knowledge related to the concept of gender as well as a comprehensive understanding of the mission as a whole and its other expert functions. In addition, the experts need to have a wide range of technical knowledge, including the understanding of how to promote and deal with organizational change, how to plan and conduct trainings, and how to provide advice to the mission leadership in the best way. To be successful, gender experts need to be well trained and prepared for their responsibilities. To support the development of the gender expert functions and to meet the training needs related to such responsibilities, the Folke Bernadotte Academy has developed a new specialized course for civilian personnel focusing on gender aspects in international crisis management.

    Aim and objectives

    The Gender Adviser course provides personnel with a responsibility to promote a gender perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from experienced gender experts working in international civilian crisis management missions and current research on the topic. The main aim is to strengthen the gender expert functions within international crisis management missions by providing the participants with up to date knowledge and practical skills deemed necessary to work effectively in a gender expert function. The course is run by experienced trainers and applies an interactive methodology that mixes theory with practice and actively draws on the knowledge and experience of the participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.Other partner implementing bodies:Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Target Group

    Personnel working in civilian international crisis management missions with a special focus on gender aspects (or aiming for such positions) such as Gender Advisers, Gender Focal Points or other kinds of Gender Experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a basic understanding of the concept of gender.

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  • Child Protection Advisers

    17.11.2014 - 21.11.2014
    Entebbe, Uganda

    Entebbe/Uganda

    In 1999, the UN Security Council recognized the importance of addressing child protection issues in the peace and security agenda and called upon United Nations Peacekeeping Missions to make child protection integral to their overall strategies. Gradually, child protection concerns have been integrated in all aspects of civilian crisis management and functions that bring in child protection expertise have been introduced in most major international organizations.

    The multiple track approach necessary to address the multiple distresses affecting children in armed conflicts give room for various operational activities from monitoring and reporting to delivery of essential livelihoods support to technical assistance. This course focusses on the political aspects of child protection work: mainstreaming, advocacy, mentoring and advising for the greater protection of children in war-affected societies.

    Child protection advisers and experts require specific knowledge related to children’s specific protection needs as well as a comprehensive understanding of the mission as a whole and its other expert functions. They need to have a wide range of technical knowledge, including the understanding of how to advocate for enhanced child protection within the host community, how to plan and conduct trainings, and how to provide advice to the mission leadership in an efficient manner. To support the development of the child protection expert functions and to meet the training needs related to such responsibilities, the ASPR has developed together with the UN DPKO a new specialized course for civilian personnel focusing on child protection aspects in international crisis management.

    Aim and objectives

    The pilot Child Protection Adviser course provides specialized personnel with a responsibility to promote a child protection perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from senior DPKO child protection advisers and current research on the topic. The main aim is to strengthen the child protection functions within international crisis management missions by providing the participants with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills deemed necessary to work effectively in child protection functions.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.Other implementing bodies: United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

    Target Group

    Personnel working in international crisis management missions with a child protection mandate, such as DPKO child protection officers, human rights officers who act as child protection focal points, or other kinds of child protection experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a thorough understanding of the child protection agenda in crisis management missions.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Mali

    10.11.2014 - 14.11.2014
    Brussels, Belgium

    In French and English language (!)

    The Clingendael Academy and the Egmont Institute will hold the pre-deployment training for Mali in the framework of ENTRi, a project sponsored by the EU.

    The 4-day training focuses on the conflict and recent socio-political developments in Mali and the Sahel, the operations and instruments of the UN, the EU, bilateral partners, and NGOs, as well as intercultural and communication skills.

    Course Objectives

    After this pre-deployment training, participants will be able to:

    • Interpret current developments in the context of the socio-political and historical background of Mali;
    • Identify the different mandates and resources of donors and organisations active in Mali;
    • Employ skills of mentoring, advising, training and negotiating.

    Whom Does This Training Address?

    Incoming staff of international missions in Mali, such as MINUSMA, EUTM, EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUSR Office, and/or Embassies.

    Please note that this course will partly be held in French and partly in English!

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.
    Other partner implementing bodiesEgmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Rule of Law

    20.10.2014 - 23.10.2014
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target group

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Ukraine

    22.09.2014 - 25.09.2014
    Pisa, Italy

    The 4-day intensive pre-deployment training course is offered by the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland).

    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.

    CMC Finland, located in Kuopio, is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management. The main tasks of CMC Finland are to train and recruit experts for international civilian crisis management and peacebuilding missions as well as conduct research focusing on civilian crisis management.

    This intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or other international organizations in Ukraine. 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 Ukraine’s history and distinctive political and cultural features; of the international presence in Ukraine; and of a set of practical field related issues.

    In particular, the course is structured around 4 modules.

    Module 1 - Context setting: Ukraine’s history and distinctive legal, political and cultural features.

    Module 2 - International and EU presence in Ukraine: background, key actors and coordination mechanisms.

    Module 3 - Main challenges of operating in Ukraine for international missions and their personnel.

    Module 4 - Practical issues related to field activities (e.g. code of conduct, watch-keeping capability, risk assessment and duty of care).

    By focusing on mission-specific and function-specific issues, the course aims at equipping 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.

    It aims at fostering a common knowledge about Ukraine among participants and at providing participants with specific knowledge for their specific mission in order to operationalize and adapt their expertise to the conditions of the theater of operations and the mission environment, including the activities carried out by other international organizations. It has been conceived so as to bring together participants from different international organizations working in Ukraine, such as the OSCE and the EU, with a view to building a mutual understanding of their respective activities and foreseeing a better cooperation on the ground.

    The training course will start on Monday, 22 September 2014, at 08:15 with the registration of the participants and will finish on Thursday, 25 September 2014, around 11:30 am. Classes will normally be held from 9:00 to 18:00 in the venue of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy (www.sssup.it).

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other implementing partner: CMC Finland.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Georgia

    26.08.2014 - 29.08.2014
    Sandö, Sweden

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Human Rights

    3.07.2014 - 11.07.2014
    Pisa, Italy

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria, International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR)

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    23.06.2014 - 27.06.2014
    France

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Ministry of the Interior, France;

    Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    9.06.2014 - 13.06.2014
    Greater London, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mentoring in Civilian Crisis Management Missions

    18.05.2014 - 23.05.2014
    Berlin, Germany

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Pisa, Italy;

    Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Democratisation & Good Governance

    12.05.2014 - 15.05.2014
    Bamako, Mali

    In French language (!)

    In war-torn societies and post-conflict situations, the establishment of good governance is key for the guaranteed protection of human rights and democracy. Although no formal description of good governance exists, the concept is generally meant to imply the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). The government is a key actor in the governance process, but an active and involved civil society, comprised of economic actors, NGO’s and others, is equally important. Indeed, involving civilians to express the will of the people and develop civil society as well as in mediation activities aimed at conflict resolution and reconciliation is an important part of civilian administration by the international community and goes beyond the simple exercise of executive powers.

    International organisations such as the UN and the EU contribute to setting up and supporting the development of democratisation processes by focusing on the establishment of civilian administration and good governance.

    The Democratisation & Good Governance course aims at providing participants with a theoretical framework and practical tools to allow them to support the development of good governance and a strong civil society on the ground.

    The objective of the course is to increase participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

    • Establish good governance and support state formation;
    • Use organisational development, planning and managing tools for the supervision, coaching, development and execution of administrative systems in crisis situations;
    • Learn how to manage limited resources in a constantly changing environment.

    Please note that this course will be held in French language!

    Target Group

    The course will provide training for a heterogeneous group of civilian experts with professional experience required for deployments to international crisis management missions in third countries, with a particular focus on experts selected or pre-selected for deployment, or field mission personnel

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Other partner implementing bodies:

    Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace Building (SEP), Switzerland;

    École de Maintien de la Paix Alioune Blondin Beye (EMP), Bamako, Mali;

    Cairo Regional Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Cairo, Egypt.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mission Administration & Support

    22.04.2014 - 25.04.2014
    Brussels, Belgium

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, a sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the four-day Mission Administration & Support course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of civilian crisis management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Implementing Partners

    Implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • New Media

    16.03.2014 - 20.03.2014
    Berlin, Germany

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    Other partner implementing bodies: ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Kosovo

    27.01.2014 - 31.01.2014
    Jable Castle near Ljubljana, Slovenia

    27-31 January 2014 - CANCELLED!

    The 5-day pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed to missions conducted by the EU, the OSCE or the UN in Kosovo.

    The course aims at fostering a common level of knowledge and at creating similar expectations among mission members, which in turn facilitates the integration and coherence of the missions.

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among future mission members of:

    • The EU crisis management system;
    • Kosovo’s history and distinct political and cultural features;
    • International presence in Kosovo: background, key actors and coordination systems;
    • Practical field-related issues.

    By focusing on function-specific issues, the course aims to equip participants with the essential knowledge and information necessary to be active team members and to operate smoothly in the respective area of assignment. The training will be organised in a highly interactive manner with two round tables, role playing, simulation, and several case studies in which participants will be able to acquire new knowledge and skills. The added value of the training is first-hand information from Kosovo as well as networking possibilities, which support participants' future work in mission.

    For additional information please contact the organisers at CEP (ivana.bostjancic-pulko@cep.si | +386 (0) 1 560 86 03).

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Afghanistan

    27.01.2014 - 30.01.2014
    Netherlands

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Course - Libya

    16.01.2014 - 19.01.2014
    Pisa, Italy

    The 3-5 day intensive pre-deployment training course is offered by the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland).

    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.

    The CMC Finland, located in Kuopio, is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management. The main tasks of CMC Finland are to train and recruit experts for international civilian crisis management and peacebuilding missions as well as conduct research focusing on civilian crisis management.

    This intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU or UN in Libya. 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 Libya’s history and distinctive political and cultural features; of the international presence in Libya; and of a set of practical field related issues.

    In particular, the course is structured around 4 modules.

    Module 1 : Context setting: Libya’s history and distinctive legal, political and cultural features.

    Module 2 : International and EU presence in Libya: background, key actors and coordination mechanisms.

    Module 3 : Main challenges of operating in Libya for international missions and their personnel.

    Module 4 : Practical issues related to field activities (e.g. code of conduct, watch-keeping capability, risk assessment and duty of care).

    By focusing on mission-specific and function-specific issues the course aims at equipping 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.

    It precisely aims at fostering a common knowledge about Libya among participants, and at providing participants with specific knowledge for their specific mission, in order to operationalise and adapt their expertise to the conditions of the teather of operations and the mission environment, including the activities carried out by other international organizations. It has been conceived so as to bring together participants from different international organizations working in Libya, such as the UN and the EU, with a view to building a mutual understanding of their respective activities and foreseeing a better cooperation on the ground.

    The training course will start on Thursday, 16 January 2014 at 08.15 with the registration of the participants and will finish on Sunday, 19 January 2014 around 11.00 am. Classes will normally be held from 9.00 to 18.00 in the venue of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy (www.sssup.it).

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other implementing partner: CMC Finland.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mentoring in Civilian Crisis Management Missions

    04.11.2013 - 08.011.2013
    Berlin, Germany

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia; Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    04.11.2013 - 07.11.2013
    Greater London, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management;
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis;
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict-sensitive approach;
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity;
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management;
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict-sensitive approach.

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management;
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence;
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management;
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies;
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice;
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity.

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert) United Kingdom

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mediation & Negotiation

    28.10.2013 - 31.10.2013
    Netherlands

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

    In a four-day intensive seminar the participants will be trained in mediation and negotiation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide an adequate background for the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters can serve as a basis for participants' own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral and multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organisations during the mission. In these negotiations, participants will be defending own interests.

    This is in contrast to the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes is fundamental to being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Rule of Law

    14.10.2013 - 17.10.2013
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target group

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

    Other implementing bodies: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden; Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Kosovo

    09.09.2013 - 13.09.2013
    Jable Castle near Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy; Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Course - Georgia

    26.08.2013 - 30.08.2013
    Sandö Sweden

    The 5-day pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed to international missions in Georgia. The course provides the selected mission members with a preparatory orientation prior to the deployment by focusing on the following themes:

    • Georgia’s history, culture and current political situation;
    • International presence in Georgia: key actors and coordination systems;
    • Specific skills such as monitoring and reporting needed in the missions;
    • Practical matters related to living and working in Georgia.

    By focusing on country-specific and function-specific issues, the course aims at equipping participants with essential knowledge and information, enabling them to become active team members and to operate smoothly in their respective area of assignment. The course provides with an opportunity to get first-hand information from Georgia and network with the future mission colleagues.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    18.08.2013 - 23.08.2013
    Finland

    Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive five-day course aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad.

    The training is expected to improve participants' understanding of the minimum behavioral field requirements when working as a team member of an international field operation regardless of their national or professional background.

    The course is designed to:

    • Improve participants knowledge of various threats in hostile field environments and to learn how to deal with them in an effective manner;
    • Rehearse and practice safety and security procedures according to specific threats;
    • Develop individual skills to deal with different stressful situations;
    • Develop group dynamics to deal with multiple stressful situations.

    Target group and minimum requisites: personnel already working or contracted/seconded to work in an international field operation. Participants are strongly advised to have a valid driving licence which must be brought to the training in order to drive 4x4 vehicles for training purposes.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia; Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Human Rights

    04.07.2013 - 12.07.2013
    Pisa, Italy

    The 8-day intensive 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.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: International Institut of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR).

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Course - Libya

    08.04.2013 - 11.04.2013
    Brussels, Belgium

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium; Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Rule of Law

    12.11.2012 - 15.11.2012
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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 ethic principles
    • Risk assessment in an international context
    • Monitoring, mentoring and advising components
    • The role of the police in RoL enforcement

    Prospective participants 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.

    Target group

    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 a first or second time, or field mission personnel.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Royal Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

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  • Pre-Deployment Course South Sudan

    17.09.2012 - 20.09.2012
    Brussels, Belgium

    The four days course aims at providing a preparatory orientation for personnel selected for the civilian crisis management missions in South Sudan. The course covers mission and country specific themes but also orientates on EU crisis management concepts and structures.

    Content will be updated soon!

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies:Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium; Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF),Germany

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Horn of Africa

    03.09.2012 - 06.09.2012
    Brussels, Belgium

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium

    Other implementing bodies: : Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Georgia

    26.08.2012 - 30.08.2012
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Sahel

    17.07.2012 - 20.07.2012
    Brussels, Belgium

    This intensive 4-day pre-deployment training course is designed for experts being deployed to the Sahel region, focusing on Niger. The course is open to experts from institutions working in the area of civilian crisis management in the region.

    The overall objectives of the pre-deployment training are to create a common understanding of the assignment among all participants and prepare their deployment to the Sahel region. While the training will focus on Niger, it also will cover the region’s cultural, societal and political context, regional and international actors involved in crisis management and the areas of Security Sector Reform as well as Human Rights and Rule of Law in the Sahel region. The course will specifically adress the EU CSDP mission building phase in the region. At the end of the course all mission members and other course participants will have a common understanding of the EU’s policy strategy in the country and region, current state of play, the mission’s mandate and a specific understanding of each their tasks and responsibilities.

    The course is made up of the following four modules:

    • Introductions
    • Niger/Sahel State of play today
    • Strategic Challenges of civilian crisis management in the region
    • Operational Challenges of civilian crisis management in the region

    By focusing on the challenges of the mission build up, the course aims to equip the course participants with the essential tools, knowledge and information necessary to complete the mission build up and enable them to operate smoothly in the area of assignment.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

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  • Human Rights

    05.07.2012 - 13.07.2012
    Pisa, Italy

    The 8-day intensive course is designed to:

    • deepen and update 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 within the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy;
    • 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 a basic knowledge of international human rights law and preferably of international humanitarian law and refugee law.

    For additional info, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR);

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  • Mission Administration and Support

    17.06.2012 - 21.06.2012
    Berlin, Germany

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set-up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, a sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the four-day Mission Administration and Support Course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of EU Civilian Crisis Management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Download the draft course programme

    Implementing Partners

    Implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    Other partner implementing bodies: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Romania

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  • Women in Armed Conflict

    31.05.2012 - 08.06.2012
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

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  • Mediation & Negotiation

    04.06.2012 - 07.06.2012
    Clingendael, Netherlands

    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.

    In a four days high intensive seminar the participants will be trained in negotiation and mediation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide adequate context of the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters helps as a framework for their own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral as multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organization during the mission. In these negotiations, participants are defending own interests.

    This is in contrast with the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes helps being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Italy)

    22.05.2012 - 25.05.2012
    Pisa, Italy

    Implementing Partners

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

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA),Sweden

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  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    21.05.2012 - 24.05.2012
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity.The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on 'learning by doing' and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Afghanistan

    27.03.2012 - 30.03.2012
    Kuopio, Finland

    The 3,5-day pre-deployment training course is offered by Crisis Management Centre (CMC), a governmental institutions responsible for the recruitment and training of Finnish experts for international civilian crisis management missions. All of CMC's courses are open to international participants.

    The course is addressed primarily to experts selected or nominated for missions in Afghanistan, however also experts looking to apply for a mission in Afghanistan in the near future can be considered. The course 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 missions.

    The course consists of four elements:

    • The first day looks at the context and environment. Topics such as the role of civilian crisis management in Afghanistan and cultural awareness will be discussed.
    • The second day will introduce the background to the conflict and then look at the various missions and mandates of international organisations in Afghanistan. Work particularly in the justice and police sectors will be discussed.
    • During the third day course participants will discuss and practice soft skills needed in many civilian crisis management mission, namely mentoring, advising and training.
    • The last day of the course ends at lunch time and looks at the most common physical and psychological health issues present in Afghanistan.

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

    Training starts on Tuesday, 27 March and finishes on Friday, 30 March at 13:00. The course is held in Kuopio, Finland, some 400km north of Helsinki (www.cmcfinland.fi).

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Italy)

    27.02.2012 - 01.03.2012
    Pisa, Italy

    Implementing Partners

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

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Slovenia)

    13.02.2012 - 17.02.2012
    Jable Castle near Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia

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  • Security Sector Reform

    05.12.2011 - 09.12.2011
    Netherlands

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Afghanistan

    28.11.2011 - 2.12.2011
    Sandö, Sweden

    The five days course aims at providing a preparatory orientation for personnel selected for the mission in Afghanistan. The course covers mission and country specific themes but also orientates on EU crisis management concepts and structures.

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  • Child Protection

    14.11.2011 - 23.11.2011
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    The overall objective of the Course is to prepare experts who would like to become involved in monitoring, advisory, and executive functions related to children in crisis areas. It does not duplicate already on-going training efforts which mainstream the topic, but rather trains experts in topics related to become specialised in child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation.

    Participants will become acquainted with:

    • child rights assessment and monitoring
    • strategies for prevention of child rights violations and strategies to reduce the impact of armed conflict on children (child recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration), emphasizing the relevance of child rights-based and child-participatory approaches as well as the direct involvement of children in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts
    • methods, instruments and actors for the implementation of strategies for child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation

    Target Group:

    People with relevant professional background in working with children who want to become experts for child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation in crisis areas (e.g. child protection officers). People who come from diverse professional backgrounds but plan to intensively include the children's rights topic in future activities in their respective areas of competence.

    Knowledge on peace and conflict related topics, organisational and management skills, monitoring techniques, situation assessment and analytical skills, documentation as well as communication and networking skills are required. Particiapnts should also have a basic understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

    Other partner implementing bodies: Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium

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  • Leadership & Gender: Principles and Particularities

    14.11.2011 - 18.11.2011
    Sandö, Sweden

    Gender affects both the internal and external environment of peace missions/operations. Therefore, gender awareness is key to effective leadership. To promote effective leadership in international field operations, the course focuses on the subject of leadership in field operations with a strengthened gender perspective.

    The primary objective of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of effective leadership. With gender as an integrated perspective, the course will look at different aspects of leadership in order to provide the participants with an opportunity to reflect critically on their own experiences and develop new leadership approaches. The context is conflict affected countries and multifunctional peace support missions/operations. The course is intended for people in mid- to senior level management positions.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies: : Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

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  • Civilian Response Team Training Course

    31.10.2011 - 04.11.2011
    Sandö, Sweden

    The aim of the five day CRT course is to prepare the participants for possible rapid deployment to a crisis area. The course will focus on the operational parts on how to effectively prepare for rapid deployment, coordination and cooperation with other actors, how to be operational in a politically volatile situation, how to deal with fact-finding and assessments, mission establishment, support of existing crisis management mechanisms and logistics support. There will also be sessions on new institutional developments and in particular the EEAS.

    Participants to the course have to be experts in the CRT roster.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark; Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland

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  • Mediation & Negotiation

    17.10.2011 - 20.10.2011
    Netherlands

    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.

    In a four days high intensive seminar the participants will be trained in negotiation and mediation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide adequate context of the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters helps as a framework for their own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral as multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organization during the mission. In these negotiations, participants are defending own interests.

    This is in contrast with the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes helps being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    Update: In contrary to the outline the training course will be a four day seminar and will not include the EU decision making component.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands

    Other partner implementing bodies: International Alert (Alert), UK

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  • Rule of Law

    10.10.2011 - 13.10.2011
    Paris, France

    This is a five day specialised training course on Rule of Law. This course is meant to offer 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, the fight against impunity and corruption, and human rights. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this field while acknowledging the practical interaction between them.

    Prospective participants must 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 and to offer the necessary skill sets needed to perform tasks usually involved in rule of law missions.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

    Other partner implementing bodies: Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA-RO), Romania

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  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    25.09.2011 - 29.09.2011
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity.The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom

    Other partner implementing bodies: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) Austria; Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations (NIIB), Netherlands

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  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    8.09.2011 - 10.09.2011
    Snekkersten, Denmark

    The overall objective of the three days HEAT course is to increase the participants’ awareness of safety and security issues in hostile environments and to provide participants with the skills and tools necessary to deal with and reduce different types of risks and threats - known and unknown.

    By the end of the course the participants will be trained to deploy to hostile or otherwise hazardous environments; to recognize and avoid potential threats; and to respond appropriately to different types of safety and security incidents.

    Central to the course is the mental preparation of participants to endure a hostile environment, providing techniques and awareness in order to reduce or mitigate negative psychological influence of hostile environments.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC),Finland; Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

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  • Press & Public Information

    16.07.2011 - 23.07.2011
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Press and public information concentrates on communication within and from a mission. In its social education role, unbiased coverage by press and public information staff can address many social issues of concern to the target audience, and in the process it can help to reduce tensions and build trust across society.

    Thus the overall objective of the Specialisation Course on “Press and Public Information” is to provide participants with specialised information as well as practical tools and skills for:

    • Fulfilling their tasks in the field of press and public information. The aim is the implementation of successful communication strategies with local as well as international media in order to guarantee clear information dissemination concerning the EU involvement, measures and actions taken, so that transparency is guaranteed.
    • Becoming confident in their respective job as e.g. spokesperson, press officer etc. in dealing with the very practical challenges they will face when fulfilling their tasks, i.e. how to handle difficult interview partners and interviews, how to set up a press conference, how to write press releases or official statements etc.
    • Reaching and influencing populations in conflict-prone conditions and for playing a crucial role in the promotion of dialogue in divided societies.

    As a precondition for participation it is expected that participants have professional working experience in relevant fields in their home countries and/or missions (journalists, PR specialists, editors, managers of press and radio-television enterprises, employers of broadcasting co-operations etc.).

    Implementing Partners

    Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

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  • Human Rights

    07.07.2011 - 15.07.2011
    Pisa, Italy

    The 9-day intensive course is designed to:

    • deepen and update 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 within the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy;
    • 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 a basic knowledge of international human rights law and preferably of international humanitarian law and refugee law.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies:International Institut of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR);

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Slovenia)

    4.07.2011 - 8.07.2011
    Slovenia

    The pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or UN in Kosovo..

    The course 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 missions.

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among future mission members of:

    • The EU Crisis Management System.
    • Kosovo’s history and distinctive political and cultural features.
    • The EULEX Mission in Kosovo, its structure, components and methods of work.
    • International presence in Kosovo: background, key actors and coordination systems.
    • Practical field related issues.

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland

    Other partner implementing bodies: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden; Center for International peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin; Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium; Ministry of Exterior (MFA-RO), Romania

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  • Mission Administration and Support

    3.07.2011 - 8.07.2011
    Berlin, Germany

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set-up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, a sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the Administration and Support Course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of EU Civilian Crisis Management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    Other partner implementing bodies: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Italy)

    30.06.2011 - 3.07.2011
    Pisa, Italy

    The 3.5 days intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or UN in Kosovo.

    The course 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.

    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 .

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among future mission members of:

    • Kosovo’s history and distinctive political and cultural features.
    • International presence in Kosovo: background, key actors and coordination systems.
    • Practical field related issues.

    By focusing on the tasks oft he missions in the region 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.

    Additional Information available here.

    Implementing Partners

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

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

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  • Multi-Mission Pre-Deployment Course201

    27.06.2011 - 30.06.2011
    Kuopio, Finland

    The four day intensive pre-deployment training course is for experts selected to be deployed to missions in the Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan. The course aims at fostering a common level of knowledge, and at creating similar expectations among experts being deployed to the areas. The course also aims at giving practical tools to the participants e.g. in the context of monitoring and advising their local counterparts.

    One part of the training will be generic with all experts being deployed to the Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan participating. During the second part of the course the participants will split according to the geographical location of their deployment, i.e. Palestinian Territories or Afghanistan. In this part the focus will be on the specific activities of international organisations in these areas and the knowledge and skills needed to successfully implement the mandates of the missions.

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among the future mission members of:

    • The EU Crisis Management System and EU actions in the region
    • EU missions in the area, their structure, components and methods of work
    • Other international actors in the region and their mandate, coordination mechanisms
    • Palestinian/Afghan history and distinctive political and cultural features
    • Practical field related issues and skills

    By focusing on the tasks oft he missions in the region 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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland

    Other partner implementing bodies: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden; Center for International peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin; Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium; Ministry of Exterior (MFA-RO), Romania

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  • Mentoring and Advising

    19.06.2011 - 24.06.2011
    Berlin, Germany

    The main objective of the course is to convey the significance of successful mentoring and advising for the implementation of the overall mission mandate and to determine how mentoring schemes and processes can successfully contribute to local ownership of a host nation.

    The challenge of how to integrate local knowledge and traditions into the transitional process - how to strike the proper balance - in the implementation of internationally accepted standards is tremendous and demands patience and subtlety from all partners involved. Successful mentoring can contribute to reducing the friction caused by these transitions.

    The fact of gaining and holding the respect of local staff as a pre-condition to be accepted in the role of a mentor is addressed in the training, and participants are introduced to tools and techniques in working with interpreters.

    Furthermore the dilemmas of “intrusive” peace-building measures and how those can affect and influence the relationship of a mentor and mentee are discussed. Sustainable capacity development requires a comprehensive, continuous and logical process that begins with strategic planning and is followed by assessment of capacity needs, planning for capacity development interventions and finally periodical monitoring and evaluation.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    Other partner implementing bodies: Barcelona Peace Center (BPC), Spain

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  • Security Sector Reform

    05.12.2011 - 09.12.2011
    Netherlands

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Afghanistan

    28.11.2011 - 2.12.2011
    Sandö, Sweden

    The five days course aims at providing a preparatory orientation for personnel selected for the mission in Afghanistan. The course covers mission and country specific themes but also orientates on EU crisis management concepts and structures.

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  • Child Protection

    14.11.2011 - 23.11.2011
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    The overall objective of the Course is to prepare experts who would like to become involved in monitoring, advisory, and executive functions related to children in crisis areas. It does not duplicate already on-going training efforts which mainstream the topic, but rather trains experts in topics related to become specialised in child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation.

    Participants will become acquainted with:

    • child rights assessment and monitoring
    • strategies for prevention of child rights violations and strategies to reduce the impact of armed conflict on children (child recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration), emphasizing the relevance of child rights-based and child-participatory approaches as well as the direct involvement of children in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts
    • methods, instruments and actors for the implementation of strategies for child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation

    Target Group:

    People with relevant professional background in working with children who want to become experts for child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation in crisis areas (e.g. child protection officers). People who come from diverse professional backgrounds but plan to intensively include the children's rights topic in future activities in their respective areas of competence.

    Knowledge on peace and conflict related topics, organisational and management skills, monitoring techniques, situation assessment and analytical skills, documentation as well as communication and networking skills are required. Particiapnts should also have a basic understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

    Other partner implementing bodies: Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium

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  • Leadership & Gender: Principles and Particularities

    14.11.2011 - 18.11.2011
    Sandö, Sweden

    Gender affects both the internal and external environment of peace missions/operations. Therefore, gender awareness is key to effective leadership. To promote effective leadership in international field operations, the course focuses on the subject of leadership in field operations with a strengthened gender perspective.

    The primary objective of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of effective leadership. With gender as an integrated perspective, the course will look at different aspects of leadership in order to provide the participants with an opportunity to reflect critically on their own experiences and develop new leadership approaches. The context is conflict affected countries and multifunctional peace support missions/operations. The course is intended for people in mid- to senior level management positions.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies: : Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Civilian Response Team Training Course

    31.10.2011 - 04.11.2011
    Sandö, Sweden

    The aim of the five day CRT course is to prepare the participants for possible rapid deployment to a crisis area. The course will focus on the operational parts on how to effectively prepare for rapid deployment, coordination and cooperation with other actors, how to be operational in a politically volatile situation, how to deal with fact-finding and assessments, mission establishment, support of existing crisis management mechanisms and logistics support. There will also be sessions on new institutional developments and in particular the EEAS.

    Participants to the course have to be experts in the CRT roster.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark; Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Mediation & Negotiation

    17.10.2011 - 20.10.2011
    Netherlands

    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.

    In a four days high intensive seminar the participants will be trained in negotiation and mediation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide adequate context of the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters helps as a framework for their own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral as multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organization during the mission. In these negotiations, participants are defending own interests.

    This is in contrast with the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes helps being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    Update: In contrary to the outline the training course will be a four day seminar and will not include the EU decision making component.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands

    Other partner implementing bodies: International Alert (Alert), UK

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  • Rule of Law

    10.10.2011 - 13.10.2011
    Paris, France

    This is a five day specialised training course on Rule of Law. This course is meant to offer 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, the fight against impunity and corruption, and human rights. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this field while acknowledging the practical interaction between them.

    Prospective participants must 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 and to offer the necessary skill sets needed to perform tasks usually involved in rule of law missions.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

    Other partner implementing bodies: Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA-RO), Romania

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  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    25.09.2011 - 29.09.2011
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity.The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom

    Other partner implementing bodies: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) Austria; Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations (NIIB), Netherlands

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  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    8.09.2011 - 10.09.2011
    Snekkersten, Denmark

    The overall objective of the three days HEAT course is to increase the participants’ awareness of safety and security issues in hostile environments and to provide participants with the skills and tools necessary to deal with and reduce different types of risks and threats - known and unknown.

    By the end of the course the participants will be trained to deploy to hostile or otherwise hazardous environments; to recognize and avoid potential threats; and to respond appropriately to different types of safety and security incidents.

    Central to the course is the mental preparation of participants to endure a hostile environment, providing techniques and awareness in order to reduce or mitigate negative psychological influence of hostile environments.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC),Finland; Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

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  • Press & Public Information

    16.07.2011 - 23.07.2011
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Press and public information concentrates on communication within and from a mission. In its social education role, unbiased coverage by press and public information staff can address many social issues of concern to the target audience, and in the process it can help to reduce tensions and build trust across society.

    Thus the overall objective of the Specialisation Course on “Press and Public Information” is to provide participants with specialised information as well as practical tools and skills for:

    • Fulfilling their tasks in the field of press and public information. The aim is the implementation of successful communication strategies with local as well as international media in order to guarantee clear information dissemination concerning the EU involvement, measures and actions taken, so that transparency is guaranteed.
    • Becoming confident in their respective job as e.g. spokesperson, press officer etc. in dealing with the very practical challenges they will face when fulfilling their tasks, i.e. how to handle difficult interview partners and interviews, how to set up a press conference, how to write press releases or official statements etc.
    • Reaching and influencing populations in conflict-prone conditions and for playing a crucial role in the promotion of dialogue in divided societies.

    As a precondition for participation it is expected that participants have professional working experience in relevant fields in their home countries and/or missions (journalists, PR specialists, editors, managers of press and radio-television enterprises, employers of broadcasting co-operations etc.).

    Implementing Partners

    Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

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  • Human Rights

    07.07.2011 - 15.07.2011
    Pisa, Italy

    The 9-day intensive course is designed to:

    • deepen and update 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 within the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy;
    • 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 a basic knowledge of international human rights law and preferably of international humanitarian law and refugee law.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies:International Institut of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR);

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Slovenia)

    4.07.2011 - 8.07.2011
    Slovenia

    The pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or UN in Kosovo..

    The course 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 missions.

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among future mission members of:

    • The EU Crisis Management System.
    • Kosovo’s history and distinctive political and cultural features.
    • The EULEX Mission in Kosovo, its structure, components and methods of work.
    • International presence in Kosovo: background, key actors and coordination systems.
    • Practical field related issues.

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland

    Other partner implementing bodies: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden; Center for International peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin; Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium; Ministry of Exterior (MFA-RO), Romania

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  • Mission Administration and Support

    3.07.2011 - 8.07.2011
    Berlin, Germany

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set-up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, a sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the Administration and Support Course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of EU Civilian Crisis Management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    Other partner implementing bodies: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Italy)

    30.06.2011 - 3.07.2011
    Pisa, Italy

    The 3.5 days intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or UN in Kosovo.

    The course 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.

    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 .

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among future mission members of:

    • Kosovo’s history and distinctive political and cultural features.
    • International presence in Kosovo: background, key actors and coordination systems.
    • Practical field related issues.

    By focusing on the tasks oft he missions in the region 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.

    Additional Information available here.

    Implementing Partners

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

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

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  • Multi-Mission Pre-Deployment Course201

    27.06.2011 - 30.06.2011
    Kuopio, Finland

    The four day intensive pre-deployment training course is for experts selected to be deployed to missions in the Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan. The course aims at fostering a common level of knowledge, and at creating similar expectations among experts being deployed to the areas. The course also aims at giving practical tools to the participants e.g. in the context of monitoring and advising their local counterparts.

    One part of the training will be generic with all experts being deployed to the Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan participating. During the second part of the course the participants will split according to the geographical location of their deployment, i.e. Palestinian Territories or Afghanistan. In this part the focus will be on the specific activities of international organisations in these areas and the knowledge and skills needed to successfully implement the mandates of the missions.

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among the future mission members of:

    • The EU Crisis Management System and EU actions in the region
    • EU missions in the area, their structure, components and methods of work
    • Other international actors in the region and their mandate, coordination mechanisms
    • Palestinian/Afghan history and distinctive political and cultural features
    • Practical field related issues and skills

    By focusing on the tasks oft he missions in the region 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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland

    Other partner implementing bodies: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden; Center for International peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin; Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium; Ministry of Exterior (MFA-RO), Romania

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  • Mentoring and Advising

    19.06.2011 - 24.06.2011
    Berlin, Germany

    The main objective of the course is to convey the significance of successful mentoring and advising for the implementation of the overall mission mandate and to determine how mentoring schemes and processes can successfully contribute to local ownership of a host nation.

    The challenge of how to integrate local knowledge and traditions into the transitional process - how to strike the proper balance - in the implementation of internationally accepted standards is tremendous and demands patience and subtlety from all partners involved. Successful mentoring can contribute to reducing the friction caused by these transitions.

    The fact of gaining and holding the respect of local staff as a pre-condition to be accepted in the role of a mentor is addressed in the training, and participants are introduced to tools and techniques in working with interpreters.

    Furthermore the dilemmas of “intrusive” peace-building measures and how those can affect and influence the relationship of a mentor and mentee are discussed. Sustainable capacity development requires a comprehensive, continuous and logical process that begins with strategic planning and is followed by assessment of capacity needs, planning for capacity development interventions and finally periodical monitoring and evaluation.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    Other partner implementing bodies: Barcelona Peace Center (BPC), Spain

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Rule of Law

    12.11.2012 - 15.11.2012
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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 ethic principles
    • Risk assessment in an international context
    • Monitoring, mentoring and advising components
    • The role of the police in RoL enforcement

    Prospective participants 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.

    Target group

    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 a first or second time, or field mission personnel.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Royal Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

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  • Pre-Deployment Course South Sudan

    17.09.2012 - 20.09.2012
    Brussels, Belgium

    The four days course aims at providing a preparatory orientation for personnel selected for the civilian crisis management missions in South Sudan. The course covers mission and country specific themes but also orientates on EU crisis management concepts and structures.

    Content will be updated soon!

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies:Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium; Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF),Germany

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Horn of Africa

    03.09.2012 - 06.09.2012
    Brussels, Belgium

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium

    Other implementing bodies: : Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Georgia

    26.08.2012 - 30.08.2012
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Sahel

    17.07.2012 - 20.07.2012
    Brussels, Belgium

    This intensive 4-day pre-deployment training course is designed for experts being deployed to the Sahel region, focusing on Niger. The course is open to experts from institutions working in the area of civilian crisis management in the region.

    The overall objectives of the pre-deployment training are to create a common understanding of the assignment among all participants and prepare their deployment to the Sahel region. While the training will focus on Niger, it also will cover the region’s cultural, societal and political context, regional and international actors involved in crisis management and the areas of Security Sector Reform as well as Human Rights and Rule of Law in the Sahel region. The course will specifically adress the EU CSDP mission building phase in the region. At the end of the course all mission members and other course participants will have a common understanding of the EU’s policy strategy in the country and region, current state of play, the mission’s mandate and a specific understanding of each their tasks and responsibilities.

    The course is made up of the following four modules:

    • Introductions
    • Niger/Sahel State of play today
    • Strategic Challenges of civilian crisis management in the region
    • Operational Challenges of civilian crisis management in the region

    By focusing on the challenges of the mission build up, the course aims to equip the course participants with the essential tools, knowledge and information necessary to complete the mission build up and enable them to operate smoothly in the area of assignment.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute), Belgium

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

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  • Human Rights

    05.07.2012 - 13.07.2012
    Pisa, Italy

    The 8-day intensive course is designed to:

    • deepen and update 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 within the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy;
    • 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 a basic knowledge of international human rights law and preferably of international humanitarian law and refugee law.

    For additional info, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR);

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  • Mission Administration and Support

    17.06.2012 - 21.06.2012
    Berlin, Germany

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set-up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, a sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the four-day Mission Administration and Support Course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of EU Civilian Crisis Management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Download the draft course programme

    Implementing Partners

    Implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    Other partner implementing bodies: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Romania

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  • Women in Armed Conflict

    31.05.2012 - 08.06.2012
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

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  • Mediation & Negotiation

    04.06.2012 - 07.06.2012
    Clingendael, Netherlands

    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.

    In a four days high intensive seminar the participants will be trained in negotiation and mediation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide adequate context of the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters helps as a framework for their own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral as multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organization during the mission. In these negotiations, participants are defending own interests.

    This is in contrast with the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes helps being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Italy)

    22.05.2012 - 25.05.2012
    Pisa, Italy

    Implementing Partners

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

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA),Sweden

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    21.05.2012 - 24.05.2012
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity.The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on 'learning by doing' and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Afghanistan

    27.03.2012 - 30.03.2012
    Kuopio, Finland

    The 3,5-day pre-deployment training course is offered by Crisis Management Centre (CMC), a governmental institutions responsible for the recruitment and training of Finnish experts for international civilian crisis management missions. All of CMC's courses are open to international participants.

    The course is addressed primarily to experts selected or nominated for missions in Afghanistan, however also experts looking to apply for a mission in Afghanistan in the near future can be considered. The course 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 missions.

    The course consists of four elements:

    • The first day looks at the context and environment. Topics such as the role of civilian crisis management in Afghanistan and cultural awareness will be discussed.
    • The second day will introduce the background to the conflict and then look at the various missions and mandates of international organisations in Afghanistan. Work particularly in the justice and police sectors will be discussed.
    • During the third day course participants will discuss and practice soft skills needed in many civilian crisis management mission, namely mentoring, advising and training.
    • The last day of the course ends at lunch time and looks at the most common physical and psychological health issues present in Afghanistan.

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

    Training starts on Tuesday, 27 March and finishes on Friday, 30 March at 13:00. The course is held in Kuopio, Finland, some 400km north of Helsinki (www.cmcfinland.fi).

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Italy)

    27.02.2012 - 01.03.2012
    Pisa, Italy

    Implementing Partners

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

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Course Kosovo (in Slovenia)

    13.02.2012 - 17.02.2012
    Jable Castle near Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mentoring in Civilian Crisis Management Missions

    04.11.2013 - 08.011.2013
    Berlin, Germany

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia; Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    04.11.2013 - 07.11.2013
    Greater London, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management;
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis;
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict-sensitive approach;
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity;
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management;
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict-sensitive approach.

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management;
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence;
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management;
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies;
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice;
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity.

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert) United Kingdom

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Mediation & Negotiation

    28.10.2013 - 31.10.2013
    Netherlands

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

    In a four-day intensive seminar the participants will be trained in mediation and negotiation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide an adequate background for the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters can serve as a basis for participants' own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral and multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organisations during the mission. In these negotiations, participants will be defending own interests.

    This is in contrast to the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes is fundamental to being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Rule of Law

    14.10.2013 - 17.10.2013
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target group

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France

    Other implementing bodies: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden; Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Kosovo

    09.09.2013 - 13.09.2013
    Jable Castle near Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy; Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Course - Georgia

    26.08.2013 - 30.08.2013
    Sandö Sweden

    The 5-day pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed to international missions in Georgia. The course provides the selected mission members with a preparatory orientation prior to the deployment by focusing on the following themes:

    • Georgia’s history, culture and current political situation;
    • International presence in Georgia: key actors and coordination systems;
    • Specific skills such as monitoring and reporting needed in the missions;
    • Practical matters related to living and working in Georgia.

    By focusing on country-specific and function-specific issues, the course aims at equipping participants with essential knowledge and information, enabling them to become active team members and to operate smoothly in their respective area of assignment. The course provides with an opportunity to get first-hand information from Georgia and network with the future mission colleagues.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden

    Other partner implementing bodies: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    18.08.2013 - 23.08.2013
    Finland

    Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive five-day course aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad.

    The training is expected to improve participants' understanding of the minimum behavioral field requirements when working as a team member of an international field operation regardless of their national or professional background.

    The course is designed to:

    • Improve participants knowledge of various threats in hostile field environments and to learn how to deal with them in an effective manner;
    • Rehearse and practice safety and security procedures according to specific threats;
    • Develop individual skills to deal with different stressful situations;
    • Develop group dynamics to deal with multiple stressful situations.

    Target group and minimum requisites: personnel already working or contracted/seconded to work in an international field operation. Participants are strongly advised to have a valid driving licence which must be brought to the training in order to drive 4x4 vehicles for training purposes.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia; Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Human Rights

    04.07.2013 - 12.07.2013
    Pisa, Italy

    The 8-day intensive 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.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: International Institut of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR).

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Course - Libya

    08.04.2013 - 11.04.2013
    Brussels, Belgium

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium; Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mediation & Negotiation

    24.11.2014 - 27.11.2014
    The Hague, Netherlands

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

    In a four-day intensive seminar the participants will be trained in mediation and negotiation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide an adequate background for the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters can serve as a basis for participants' own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral and multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organisations during the mission. In these negotiations, participants will be defending own interests.

    This is in contrast to the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes is fundamental to being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Gender Advisers

    16.11.2014 - 21.11.2014
    Sandö, Sweden

    For the past 15 years there has been a growing understanding of the importance to integrate a gender perspective into all aspects of civilian crisis management. To this end, functions that bring in gender expertise have been introduced in all major international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the OSCE as well as in non-governmental organizations and governmental structures. The responsibilities of these expert functions are often demanding. Gender advisers and experts require specific knowledge related to the concept of gender as well as a comprehensive understanding of the mission as a whole and its other expert functions. In addition, the experts need to have a wide range of technical knowledge, including the understanding of how to promote and deal with organizational change, how to plan and conduct trainings, and how to provide advice to the mission leadership in the best way. To be successful, gender experts need to be well trained and prepared for their responsibilities. To support the development of the gender expert functions and to meet the training needs related to such responsibilities, the Folke Bernadotte Academy has developed a new specialized course for civilian personnel focusing on gender aspects in international crisis management.

    Aim and objectives

    The Gender Adviser course provides personnel with a responsibility to promote a gender perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from experienced gender experts working in international civilian crisis management missions and current research on the topic. The main aim is to strengthen the gender expert functions within international crisis management missions by providing the participants with up to date knowledge and practical skills deemed necessary to work effectively in a gender expert function. The course is run by experienced trainers and applies an interactive methodology that mixes theory with practice and actively draws on the knowledge and experience of the participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.Other partner implementing bodies:Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Target Group

    Personnel working in civilian international crisis management missions with a special focus on gender aspects (or aiming for such positions) such as Gender Advisers, Gender Focal Points or other kinds of Gender Experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a basic understanding of the concept of gender.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Child Protection Advisers

    17.11.2014 - 21.11.2014
    Entebbe, Uganda

    Entebbe/Uganda

    In 1999, the UN Security Council recognized the importance of addressing child protection issues in the peace and security agenda and called upon United Nations Peacekeeping Missions to make child protection integral to their overall strategies. Gradually, child protection concerns have been integrated in all aspects of civilian crisis management and functions that bring in child protection expertise have been introduced in most major international organizations.

    The multiple track approach necessary to address the multiple distresses affecting children in armed conflicts give room for various operational activities from monitoring and reporting to delivery of essential livelihoods support to technical assistance. This course focusses on the political aspects of child protection work: mainstreaming, advocacy, mentoring and advising for the greater protection of children in war-affected societies.

    Child protection advisers and experts require specific knowledge related to children’s specific protection needs as well as a comprehensive understanding of the mission as a whole and its other expert functions. They need to have a wide range of technical knowledge, including the understanding of how to advocate for enhanced child protection within the host community, how to plan and conduct trainings, and how to provide advice to the mission leadership in an efficient manner. To support the development of the child protection expert functions and to meet the training needs related to such responsibilities, the ASPR has developed together with the UN DPKO a new specialized course for civilian personnel focusing on child protection aspects in international crisis management.

    Aim and objectives

    The pilot Child Protection Adviser course provides specialized personnel with a responsibility to promote a child protection perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from senior DPKO child protection advisers and current research on the topic. The main aim is to strengthen the child protection functions within international crisis management missions by providing the participants with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills deemed necessary to work effectively in child protection functions.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.Other implementing bodies: United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

    Target Group

    Personnel working in international crisis management missions with a child protection mandate, such as DPKO child protection officers, human rights officers who act as child protection focal points, or other kinds of child protection experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a thorough understanding of the child protection agenda in crisis management missions.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Mali

    10.11.2014 - 14.11.2014
    Brussels, Belgium

    In French and English language (!)

    The Clingendael Academy and the Egmont Institute will hold the pre-deployment training for Mali in the framework of ENTRi, a project sponsored by the EU.

    The 4-day training focuses on the conflict and recent socio-political developments in Mali and the Sahel, the operations and instruments of the UN, the EU, bilateral partners, and NGOs, as well as intercultural and communication skills.

    Course Objectives

    After this pre-deployment training, participants will be able to:

    • Interpret current developments in the context of the socio-political and historical background of Mali;
    • Identify the different mandates and resources of donors and organisations active in Mali;
    • Employ skills of mentoring, advising, training and negotiating.

    Whom Does This Training Address?

    Incoming staff of international missions in Mali, such as MINUSMA, EUTM, EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUSR Office, and/or Embassies.

    Please note that this course will partly be held in French and partly in English!

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.
    Other partner implementing bodiesEgmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Rule of Law

    20.10.2014 - 23.10.2014
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target group

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Pre-Deployment Ukraine

    22.09.2014 - 25.09.2014
    Pisa, Italy

    The 4-day intensive pre-deployment training course is offered by the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland).

    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.

    CMC Finland, located in Kuopio, is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management. The main tasks of CMC Finland are to train and recruit experts for international civilian crisis management and peacebuilding missions as well as conduct research focusing on civilian crisis management.

    This intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or other international organizations in Ukraine. 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 Ukraine’s history and distinctive political and cultural features; of the international presence in Ukraine; and of a set of practical field related issues.

    In particular, the course is structured around 4 modules.

    Module 1 - Context setting: Ukraine’s history and distinctive legal, political and cultural features.

    Module 2 - International and EU presence in Ukraine: background, key actors and coordination mechanisms.

    Module 3 - Main challenges of operating in Ukraine for international missions and their personnel.

    Module 4 - Practical issues related to field activities (e.g. code of conduct, watch-keeping capability, risk assessment and duty of care).

    By focusing on mission-specific and function-specific issues, the course aims at equipping 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.

    It aims at fostering a common knowledge about Ukraine among participants and at providing participants with specific knowledge for their specific mission in order to operationalize and adapt their expertise to the conditions of the theater of operations and the mission environment, including the activities carried out by other international organizations. It has been conceived so as to bring together participants from different international organizations working in Ukraine, such as the OSCE and the EU, with a view to building a mutual understanding of their respective activities and foreseeing a better cooperation on the ground.

    The training course will start on Monday, 22 September 2014, at 08:15 with the registration of the participants and will finish on Thursday, 25 September 2014, around 11:30 am. Classes will normally be held from 9:00 to 18:00 in the venue of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy (www.sssup.it).

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other implementing partner: CMC Finland.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Georgia

    26.08.2014 - 29.08.2014
    Sandö, Sweden

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Human Rights

    3.07.2014 - 11.07.2014
    Pisa, Italy

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria, International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy;

    With support from United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR)

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    23.06.2014 - 27.06.2014
    France

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Ministry of the Interior, France;

    Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    9.06.2014 - 13.06.2014
    Greater London, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Mentoring in Civilian Crisis Management Missions

    18.05.2014 - 23.05.2014
    Berlin, Germany

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Pisa, Italy;

    Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Democratisation & Good Governance

    12.05.2014 - 15.05.2014
    Bamako, Mali

    In French language (!)

    In war-torn societies and post-conflict situations, the establishment of good governance is key for the guaranteed protection of human rights and democracy. Although no formal description of good governance exists, the concept is generally meant to imply the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). The government is a key actor in the governance process, but an active and involved civil society, comprised of economic actors, NGO’s and others, is equally important. Indeed, involving civilians to express the will of the people and develop civil society as well as in mediation activities aimed at conflict resolution and reconciliation is an important part of civilian administration by the international community and goes beyond the simple exercise of executive powers.

    International organisations such as the UN and the EU contribute to setting up and supporting the development of democratisation processes by focusing on the establishment of civilian administration and good governance.

    The Democratisation & Good Governance course aims at providing participants with a theoretical framework and practical tools to allow them to support the development of good governance and a strong civil society on the ground.

    The objective of the course is to increase participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

    • Establish good governance and support state formation;
    • Use organisational development, planning and managing tools for the supervision, coaching, development and execution of administrative systems in crisis situations;
    • Learn how to manage limited resources in a constantly changing environment.

    Please note that this course will be held in French language!

    Target Group

    The course will provide training for a heterogeneous group of civilian experts with professional experience required for deployments to international crisis management missions in third countries, with a particular focus on experts selected or pre-selected for deployment, or field mission personnel

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Other partner implementing bodies:

    Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace Building (SEP), Switzerland;

    École de Maintien de la Paix Alioune Blondin Beye (EMP), Bamako, Mali;

    Cairo Regional Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Cairo, Egypt.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Mission Administration & Support

    22.04.2014 - 25.04.2014
    Brussels, Belgium

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, a sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the four-day Mission Administration & Support course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of civilian crisis management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Implementing Partners

    Implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany

    ENTRi Certification

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  • New Media

    16.03.2014 - 20.03.2014
    Berlin, Germany

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

    Other partner implementing bodies: ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland.

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  • Pre-Deployment Kosovo

    27.01.2014 - 31.01.2014
    Jable Castle near Ljubljana, Slovenia

    27-31 January 2014 - CANCELLED!

    The 5-day pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed to missions conducted by the EU, the OSCE or the UN in Kosovo.

    The course aims at fostering a common level of knowledge and at creating similar expectations among mission members, which in turn facilitates the integration and coherence of the missions.

    This will be achieved specifically by building a common understanding among future mission members of:

    • The EU crisis management system;
    • Kosovo’s history and distinct political and cultural features;
    • International presence in Kosovo: background, key actors and coordination systems;
    • Practical field-related issues.

    By focusing on function-specific issues, the course aims to equip participants with the essential knowledge and information necessary to be active team members and to operate smoothly in the respective area of assignment. The training will be organised in a highly interactive manner with two round tables, role playing, simulation, and several case studies in which participants will be able to acquire new knowledge and skills. The added value of the training is first-hand information from Kosovo as well as networking possibilities, which support participants' future work in mission.

    For additional information please contact the organisers at CEP (ivana.bostjancic-pulko@cep.si | +386 (0) 1 560 86 03).

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy.

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  • Pre-Deployment Afghanistan

    27.01.2014 - 30.01.2014
    Netherlands

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Pre-Deployment Course - Libya

    16.01.2014 - 19.01.2014
    Pisa, Italy

    The 3-5 day intensive pre-deployment training course is offered by the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland).

    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.

    The CMC Finland, located in Kuopio, is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management. The main tasks of CMC Finland are to train and recruit experts for international civilian crisis management and peacebuilding missions as well as conduct research focusing on civilian crisis management.

    This intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU or UN in Libya. 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 Libya’s history and distinctive political and cultural features; of the international presence in Libya; and of a set of practical field related issues.

    In particular, the course is structured around 4 modules.

    Module 1 : Context setting: Libya’s history and distinctive legal, political and cultural features.

    Module 2 : International and EU presence in Libya: background, key actors and coordination mechanisms.

    Module 3 : Main challenges of operating in Libya for international missions and their personnel.

    Module 4 : Practical issues related to field activities (e.g. code of conduct, watch-keeping capability, risk assessment and duty of care).

    By focusing on mission-specific and function-specific issues the course aims at equipping 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.

    It precisely aims at fostering a common knowledge about Libya among participants, and at providing participants with specific knowledge for their specific mission, in order to operationalise and adapt their expertise to the conditions of the teather of operations and the mission environment, including the activities carried out by other international organizations. It has been conceived so as to bring together participants from different international organizations working in Libya, such as the UN and the EU, with a view to building a mutual understanding of their respective activities and foreseeing a better cooperation on the ground.

    The training course will start on Thursday, 16 January 2014 at 08.15 with the registration of the participants and will finish on Sunday, 19 January 2014 around 11.00 am. Classes will normally be held from 9.00 to 18.00 in the venue of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy (www.sssup.it).

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other implementing partner: CMC Finland.

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  • Mediation & Negotiation

    14.12.2015 - 17.12.2015
    Netherlands

    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.

    In a four days high intensive seminar the participants will be trained in negotiation and mediation skills within the framework of EU missions. The course will start with an explanation of EU decision making concerning civilian missions to provide adequate context of the official mandates. Understanding EU decision making in these matters helps as a framework for their own behavior and the possible instruments that can be used while on mission. The course continues with negotiation strategy and tactics, both bilateral as multilateral from the point of view that participants will have to negotiate with local stakeholders, government officials and other international organization during the mission. In these negotiations, participants are defending own interests.

    This is in contrast to the mediation part of the training, in which participants do not have their own interest and want to mediate between negotiating (conflict) parties. Understanding negotiation processes helps being a good mediator. In the training the mediation part follows the negotiation elements. Considering that these missions take place within an international environment, special attention will be given to intercultural communication and psychological aspects.

    The application deadline for this course is 04 October 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands

    Other partner implementing bodies:International Alert (Alert), UK; Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria

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  • Sahel

    14.12.2015 - 17.12.2015
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Gender Advisers

    22.11.2015 - 27.11.2015
    Sandö, Sweden

    For the past 15 years there has been a growing understanding of the importance to integrate a gender perspective into all aspects of civilian crisis management. To this end, functions that bring in gender expertise have been introduced in all major international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the OSCE as well as in non-governmental organizations and governmental structures. The responsibilities of these expert functions are often demanding. Gender advisers and experts require specific knowledge related to the concept of gender as well as a comprehensive understanding of the mission as a whole and its other expert functions. In addition, the experts need to have a wide range of technical knowledge, including the understanding of how to promote and deal with organizational change, how to plan and conduct trainings, and how to provide advice to the mission leadership in the best way. To be successful, gender experts need to be well trained and prepared for their responsibilities. To support the development of the gender expert functions and to meet the training needs related to such responsibilities, the Folke Bernadotte Academy has developed a new specialized course for civilian personnel focusing on gender aspects in international crisis management.

    Aim and objectives

    The Gender Adviser course provides personnel with a responsibility to promote a gender perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from experienced gender experts working in international civilian crisis management missions and current research on the topic. The main aim is to strengthen the gender expert functions within international crisis management missions by providing the participants with up to date knowledge and practical skills deemed necessary to work effectively in a gender expert function. The course is run by experienced trainers and applies an interactive methodology that mixes theory with practice and actively draws on the knowledge and experience of the participants.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    Target Group

    Personnel working in civilian international crisis management missions with a special focus on gender aspects (or aiming for such positions) such as Gender Advisers, Gender Focal Points or other kinds of Gender Experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a basic understanding of the concept of gender.

    The application deadline for this course is 18 September 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    Other partner implementing bodiesAustrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

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  • Human Rights

    12.11.2015 - 20.11.2015
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

    The 8-day intensive 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.

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    You can find the preliminary agenda here.

    The application deadline for this course is 06 September 2015.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies: Law School, Addis Ababa University; Africa Programme, UN Peace University.

    Registration fee

    There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses while full board (accommodation in single rooms) will be provided free of charge.

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

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  • Organized Crime and Corruption

    1.11.2015 - 6.11.2015
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Aim & Content

    The overall objective of the ENTRi specialisation course on organized crime is to familiarize and better equip experts who work in environments where illicit activity has an impact on the political and economic situation, as well as sustainable post-conflict peace building and development.

    The training course will:

    • Explain to participants the phenomenon of organized crime and its impact.
    • Provide participants with the analytical tools and skills to identify and analyse illicit groups and activities.
    • Explain the challenges and possibilities of working with actors involved in illicit activity, particularly in the context of peace operations.
    • Provide an inter-action between practitioners and experts involved in dealing with organized crime activities.
    • Provide participants with information and contacts to enhance their networks and knowledge.

    Methodological Approach

    The course employs a mixture of theory and practice to equip participants with state-of-the-art methodologies derived from on-the-ground experience, also taking into account the working environment of the participants. The participants will be involved in lectures, inter-active discussions, and simulations as well as preparing a threat assessment. Material for the project draws heavily on recently published documents produced by the International Peace Institute (IPI) in the context of its Peace without Crime project.

    Target Group

    • Current or prospective staff members of peace operations, particularly in fragile states.
    • Practitioners involved in development and humanitarian work as well as political and strategic advice who are seeking a better understanding of, and skill set to address, organized crime.
    • Law enforcement and criminal justice experts dealing with situations involving illicit activity.

    The application deadline for this course is 07 September 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

    Other implementing bodies: International Training Centre (ITC), Hungary; International Peace Institute (IPI), USA.

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  • Ukraine [Cancelled]

    02.11.2015 - 05.11.2015
    Kuopio, Finland

    The 4-day intensive pre-deployment training course is offered by Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland). CMC Finland is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management located in Kuopio, Finland. The main tasks of CMC Finland are to train and recruit experts for international civilian crisis management and peacebuilding missions as well as conduct research focusing on civilian crisis management.

    This pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or other international organisations in Ukraine. 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 Ukraine’s history and distinctive political and cultural features; of the international presence in Ukraine; and of a set of practical field related issues.

    In particular, the course is structured around 4 modules.

    Module 1 - Context setting: Ukraine’s history and distinctive legal, political and cultural features.

    Module 2 - International and EU presence in Ukraine: background, key actors and coordination mechanisms.

    Module 3 - Main challenges of operating in Ukraine for SSR missions and their personnel.

    Module 4 - Practical issues related to field activities (e.g. code of conduct, risk assessment and duty of care).

    By focusing on mission-specific issues, the course aims at equipping 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.

    It aims at fostering a common knowledge about Ukraine among participants and at providing participants with specific knowledge for their specific mission in order to operationalise and adapt their expertise to the conditions of the theater of operations and the mission environment, including the activities carried out by other international organisations. It has been conceived so as to bring together participants from different international organisations working in Ukraine, such as the OSCE and the EU, with a view to building a mutual understanding of their respective activities and foreseeing a better cooperation on the ground.

    The training course will start on Monday,02 November 2015, at 08:30 and will finish on Thursday, 05 November 2015, around 12:00 noon. Classes will start at 8:00 and will finish between 17:00 and 20:00, depending on the day, in the venue of CMC Finland in Kuopio, Finland (www.cmcfinland.fi).

    Please note that this training has been cancelled.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation, board, and international travel costs will be covered by ENTRi.

    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 note that 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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  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    30.10.2015 - 04.11.2015
    Finland

    Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive five-day course aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad.

    The training is expected to improve participants' understanding of the minimum behavioral field requirements when working as a team member of an international field operation regardless of their national or professional background.

    The course is designed to:

    • Improve participants knowledge of various threats in hostile field environments and to learn how to deal with them in an effective manner;
    • Rehearse and practice safety and security procedures according to specific threats;
    • Develop individual skills to deal with different stressful situations;
    • Develop group dynamics to deal with multiple stressful situations.

    Target group and minimum requisites: personnel already working or contracted/seconded to work in an international field operation. Participants are strongly advised to have a valid driving licence which must be brought to the training in order to drive 4x4 vehicles for training purposes.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    There is no registration fee for the course.

    Please note that accommodations and board will be covered by ENTRi for all participants. Please note that travel costs are generally not covered for HEAT courses. Applicants who are unable to cover their own travel costs for HEAT courses may apply for additional funding with adequate justification. The reimbursement of travel costs is subject to individual review and participants are not entitled to the reimbursement of travel costs.

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training

    19.10.2015 - 23.10.2015
    Slovenia
  • Rule of Law

    19.10.2015 - 23.10.2015
    Paris, France

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target Group

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.Other implementing bodies: TBA.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

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  • Georgia

    24.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
    Sandö, Sweden

    The 5-day pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed to international missions in Georgia. The course provides the selected mission members with a preparatory orientation prior to the deployment by focusing on the following themes:

    • Georgia’s history, culture and current political situation;
    • International presence in Georgia: key actors and coordination systems;
    • Specific skills such as monitoring and reporting needed in the missions;
    • Practical matters related to living and working in Georgia.

    By focusing on country-specific and function-specific issues, the course aims at equipping participants with essential knowledge and information, enabling them to become active team members and to operate smoothly in their respective area of assignment. The course provides with an opportunity to get first-hand information from Georgia and network with the future mission colleagues.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation, board, and international travel costs to the course venue will be covered by ENTRi.

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

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  • Human Rights

    02.07.2015 - 10.07.2015
    Pisa, Italy

    The 8-day intensive 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.

    For more detailed logistical information about the course, please click here.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Other partner implementing bodies Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses while full board (accommodation in single rooms) will be provided free of charge.

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

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  • Mission Administration & Support

    6.07.2015 - 10.07.2015
    Brussels, Belgium

    Large international organisations have experienced their share of problems in attempting to plan, set up and support civilian crisis management field operations and, particularly, to achieve a rapid deployment of administration and logistics support resources. Mission personnel that cannot be efficiently supported within a very short time of arrival in theatre will face difficulties in carrying out their mandate effectively. Moreover, sustainable management of a field mission is key to improving the motivation and efficiency of all staff.

    The overall objective of the four-day Mission Administration & Support course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge of administrative and support procedures and structures of civilian crisis management operations. The course contributes to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in missions, the course will address not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff.

    Implementing Partners

    Implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

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

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

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  • Conflict Analysis & Conflict Sensitivity

    14.06.2015 - 18.06.2015
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management.

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • 1Explain the relevance of concepts such as peace, conflict and violence to civilian crisis management
    • 2Conduct a conflict analysis
    • 3Describe the key principles underpinning the conflict sensitive approach
    • 4Explain the relationship between conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
    • 5Devise conflict sensitive approaches to issues faced in civilian crisis management
    • 6Identify the benefits and limitations of the conflict sensitive approach

    Course outline

    The course will cover the following core topics:

    • Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management
    • Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence
    • Evolving nature of civilian crisis management
    • Conflict analysis tools and methodologies
    • Conflict sensitivity principles and practice
    • Skills and competencies for conflict sensitivity

    Course content will be customised to fit the learning needs of participants, as identified through a training needs assessment questionnaire.

    Methodology

    This residential course will use experiential learning and reflection to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of participants with regard to conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. The course methodology will use the breadth and depth of experience among participants and course facilitators to reach a shared understanding of how conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity approaches can be used most effectively.

    The course focus will be on ‘learning by doing’ and supporting learning activities with current theory, policy and practice discourse on the key concepts and principles underpinning conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Participants will be selected on the basis of relevant field experience and English language competency (since the course will be delivered in English). There will be a maximum of 22 participants.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: International Alert (Alert), United Kingdom

    Other partner implementing bodies: Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.

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    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

  • New Media: Tools & Techniques for Civilian Crisis Management

    18.06.2015 - 22.06.2015
    Berlin, Germany

    Course Description

    This course introduces participants to a variety of new media tools and platforms used in the collection, presentation, verification, and dissemination of information. Participants have the chance to practice using these tools through interactive activities and group work, while learning about cyber-security to protect information and sources.

    In crisis areas, quick and informed decision-making can save lives. New web-, mobile-, and internet-based media and information dissemination platforms are constantly evolving, producing increasing amounts of content. The speed with which information is created, published and disseminated keeps increasing. This allows for a multiplicity of perspectives to surface. The challenge for experts working in civilian crisis management is finding a way to filter the information and determine what is relevant with the overload of information, and further, to communicate that effectively to the right people in an efficient manner.

    Additionally, new tools are being developed to help experts visualize data in a clear way, so that it can be easily shared, interpreted, and understood by different users. It is therefore vital that experts working in crisis areas are aware of these tools and know how to apply them to their work.

    This course was designed jointly by ZIF and the ICT4Peace Foundation.

    Learning Objectives

    The learning objectives for this training are:

    • To be able to use new media tools to collect, analyze, present, verify and disseminate information;
    • To understand the impact new and web-based social media have on civilian crisis management;
    • To communicate and share information in a secure manner;
    • To be aware of the added complexities that have arisen and are arising through the increased use of new media;
    • To understand the nature of big and open data on the web and internet, and how this information can be useful in crisis response and mitigation.
    • To gain an understanding of Crisis Information Management Systems.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany.Other partner implementing bodies: ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    Course Modules

    • Introduction to New Media in Crisis
    • Information Management in Civilian Crisis Management
    • OS-INT & Big Data
    • Data Visualisation & Visualisation Tools
    • Tools for Collaboration: Creating & Using Wikis
    • New Cartographies & Mapping Tools
    • Source Verification in the Digital Age
    • Security in the Digital Domain
    • Data Protection

    Course Audience

    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), or members of other international organizations working in crisis areas.

    This course is geared towards experts working in the area of information management and analysis, monitoring, and reporting.

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  • Sahel

    4.05.2015 - 7.05.2015
    Brussels, Belgium

    In French and English language (!)

    The Clingendael Academy and the Egmont Institute will hold the pre-deployment training for Mali and Niger in the framework of ENTRi.

    The 4-day training focuses on the conflict and recent socio-political developments in Mali, Niger, and the Sahel, the operations and instruments of the UN, the EU, bilateral partners, and NGOs, as well as intercultural and communication skills.

    Course Objectives

    After this pre-deployment training, participants will be able to:

    • Interpret current developments in the context of the socio-political and historical background of the Sahel region;
    • Identify the different mandates and resources of donors and organisations active in Mali and Niger;
    • Employ skills of mentoring, advising, training, and negotiating.

    Whom Does This Training Address?

    Incoming staff of international missions in Mali and Niger, such as UN Offices, EU training missions, EUCAP capacity-building, EUSR Offices, and/or Embassies.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael (NIIB), Netherlands.Other partner implementing bodiesEgmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium

    Please note that this course will partly be held in French and partly in English!

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. ENTRi will cover accommodation, board, and international travel costs to the course venue.

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

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Democratisation & Good Governance

    20.04.2015 - 24.04.2015
    Bamako, Mali

    In French language (!)

    In war-torn societies and post-conflict situations, the establishment of good governance is key for the guaranteed protection of human rights and democracy. Although no formal description of good governance exists, the concept is generally meant to imply the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). The government is a key actor in the governance process, but an active and involved civil society, comprised of economic actors, NGO’s and others, is equally important. Indeed, involving civilians to express the will of the people and develop civil society as well as in mediation activities aimed at conflict resolution and reconciliation is an important part of civilian administration by the international community and goes beyond the simple exercise of executive powers.

    International organisations such as the UN and the EU contribute to setting up and supporting the development of democratisation processes by focusing on the establishment of civilian administration and good governance.

    The Democratisation & Good Governance course aims at providing participants with a theoretical framework and practical tools to allow them to support the development of good governance and a strong civil society on the ground.

    The objective of the course is to increase participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

    • Establish good governance and support state formation;
    • Use organisational development, planning and managing tools for the supervision, coaching, development and execution of
    • administrative systems in crisis situations;
    • Learn how to manage limited resources in a constantly changing environment.

    Please note that this course will be held in French language!

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Other partner implementing bodies:Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace Building (SEP), Switzerland;

    École de Maintien de la Paix Alioune Blondin Beye (EMP), Bamako, Mali;

    Target Group

    The course will provide training for a heterogeneous group of civilian experts with professional experience required for deployments to international crisis management missions in third countries, with a particular focus on experts selected or pre-selected for deployment, or field mission personnel.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Empowerment of Local Staff in International Organisations in Kosovo

    14.04.2015 - 17.04.2015
    Pristina, Kosovo

    Course Description

    The Centre for European Perspective (CEP) from Slovenia, together with the Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna (SSSUP) from Italy is organising 3.5 day training for local staff members working in international organisations in Kosovo.

    The concept and programme of this specialised training course is based on a needs assessment conducted among staff members of international organisations in Kosovo. It focuses on skills that are required for the successful performance of work tasks within an international organisation, such as an understanding of all aspects of crisis management, negotiation and mediation skills, communication skills, cultural and gender sensitivity, human rights as well as project management, stress management, etc. The needs assessment was a critical tool for shaping and developing the course content. Therefore, views and opinions by local staff are now being compiled into desired topics for the course.

    The training agenda is designed to support the capacity building activities of local personnel working for international missions in Kosovo. The aim of the training course is to equip different categories of local staff with the needed general theoretical framework as well as practical tools to allow them to be active mission members and to operate smoothly in the mission environment. It also aims at fostering a common level of knowledge, which in turn facilitates the integration and coherence of the missions and contributes to the creation of a common working culture, a sense of common identity and purpose.

    Course Audience

    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), or members of other international organizations working in crisis areas.

    This course is geared towards local staff members working for international missions and projects in Kosovo.

    ENTRi Certification

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    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia.

    Other partner implementing bodies: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

  • Child Protection, Promotion & Response

    6.03.2015 - 15.03.2015
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    Conflicts disproportionately affect children. Many are subject to abductions, military recruitment, killing, maiming, and numerous forms of exploitation. Armed conflict denies children the opportunity to grow up in an environment where their fundamental rights to survival, participation, and development are respected and protected. They are never the cause of such conflicts, but nevertheless bear the worst consequences of each war fought.

    The multiple track approach necessary to address the multiple distresses affecting children in armed conflicts gives room for various operational activities from monitoring and reporting to delivery of essential livelihoods support to technical assistance.

    This course introduces child rights assessment and monitoring; strategies for the prevention of child rights violations; strategies to reduce the impact of armed conflict on children (child recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration); child rights-based and child-participatory approaches; involvement of children in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts; instruments and actors for the implementation of strategies for child protection, monitoring, and rehabilitation.

    Aim and Objective

    This specialisation course equips participants with specialised knowledge and skills to become effectively involved in monitoring, advisory, and executive functions to protect children in crisis areas.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    Target Group

    People with relevant professional background who want to become experts for child protection, monitoring, and rehabilitation in crisis areas or who plan to intensively include child protection and rights of the child in future activities in their respective areas of competence. Basic knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law is required.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Gender Advisor

    20.11.2016 - 25.11.2016
    Sandö, Sweden

    The course aims at providing gender advisers and experts with up-to-date knowledge regarding the practical realities of working with gender integration in international missions. This is done through an interactive course design where both trainers' and participants' experience is valued and used. By mixing theory with practice, the goal is to strengthen the participants' knowledge and skills, enabling them to work more efficiently in a gender expert function.

    The Gender Adviser course provides personnel with a responsibility to promote a gender perspective in their organizations the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and to strengthen their skills. The course builds on input from experienced gender experts working in international civilian crisis management missions, and on current research on the topic.

    Learning objectives:

    Actively support gender mainstreaming

    Design effective communication strategies

    Identify effective strategies for handling resistance

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden. Other partner implementing bodies:Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

    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.

    Target group:

    Personnel working in civilian international crisis management missions with a special focus on gender aspects (or aiming for such positions) such as Gender Advisers, Gender Focal Points or other kinds of gender experts. As this is a specialized course, applicants are expected to already have a basic understanding of the concept of gender

    Interview of a participant of ENTRi's Gender Advisor course:

    The successful Gender Advisor course hosted by the Folke Bernadotte Academy in Sandö, Sweden held in November 2016, proved once again to be highly popular. One participant shared her thoughts on the course through an interview which you may find here.

  • Transition Strategies and Sustainability as part of the Comprehensive Approach

    25.01.2016 - 29.01.2016
    Brussels, Belgium

    The credibility of the crisis response from international actors today depends more and more on their capacity to establish sustainable results in the field when addressing a crisis or post conflict situations. Security is a very important aspect thereof and it is the pre-condition to establish sustainable development (security-development nexus). This five day training course focuses on the capacity of crisis responses from major actors like the EU and the UN, more specifically in their role as global and also comprehensive security provider. A specific focus will be put on the Sahel region. An analysis will be made of the integration of the security aspects mirrored by crisis management missions as part of an overall comprehensive approach. During the course a bottom-up and a top-down approach will be discussed in terms of synergy development (transition strategies) between various instruments (security, humanitarian, development, economic and diplomatic) and joint cooperation of the international community enabling for sustainable results.

    The working language will be English.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium. Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    ENTRi Certification

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    Course objectives:

    After this specialization course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the mandates and objectives of the various policy instruments used and international actors in the field
    • Explain how the comprehensive approach takes place from policy level all the way till the operational level and the need for transition strategies
    • Identify appropriate synergies, actions and international partnerships possible and how to obtain sustainable results taking into account local ownership

    Target audience:

    Deployed staff from the various EU and UN missions (especially from the Sahel Region such as EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUTM Mali, MINUSMA, EUCAP Sahel Niger), personnel from the EEAS (planners and programmers), EU Commission, and EUSR Offices.

    The application deadline for this course is 06 December 2015.

  • Rule of Law

    18.01.2016 - 22.01.2016
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    This course is meant to offer 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 enforcement. Each lecture is intended to clarify a particular aspect of this 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.

    Target group

    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 application deadline for this course is 15 November 2015.

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body: Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria. Other implementing bodies: Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Negotiation & Mediation

    18.12.2017 - 21.12.2017
    Tbilisi, Georgia

    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.

    Implementing Partners

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

    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.

    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.

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Training of Trainers 2017

    29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017
    Pristina, Kosovo

    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.

    Implementing Partners

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

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    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 accommodation, board, and travel cost.

    You may find testimonials from course participants here

  • Human Rights 2017

    16.02.2017 - 24.02.2017
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    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 agenda here and the logistical information here

    Implementing Partners

    Lead implementing body:

    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Italy

    Other partner implementing bodies: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland and School of Law Addis Ababa.

    Registration fee

    This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

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

    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.

    For a testimonial of a course participant, please click here

    ENTRi Certification

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  • Training of Trainers

    17.09.2018-19.09.2018
    Ramallah Palestinian Territories

    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.

    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). Also experts from NGOs are welcome to apply.

    Implementing Partners

    Crisis Management Centre Finland CMC

    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 participants.

    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.

    Learning outcomes

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

    • 1Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;
    • 2Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;
    • 3Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;
    • 4Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;
    • 5Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the ToT Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;
    • 6Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;
  • Training of Trainers on Human Rights

    19.09.2018-21.09.2018
    Pisa, Italy

    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.

    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:

    • 1Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;
    • 2Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;
    • 3Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;
    • 4Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;
    • 5Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the ToT Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;
    • 6Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;
  • Training of Trainers

    21.02.2018 - 23.02.2018
    Kiev, Ukraine

    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. This training aims to strengthen the didactical and methodological skills of members of international Missions, particularly in Ukraine and the wider Eastern Europe region, in designing and delivering Train the Trainer courses.

    Target audience

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

    Maximum 20 participants, preferably from international civilian crisis management missions (OSCE, EU etc).

    Implementing Partners

    The course is organized by the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict resolution (ASPR) in cooperation with the Centre for European Perspective (CEP)

    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 participants.

    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.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

    Learning outcomes

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

    • 1Describe how learning theories can be applied to design high impact sessions;
    • 2Practice advanced training design skills in preparing sessions on a range of learning topics related to their training courses/sessions;
    • 3Reflect on their own training style and their own biases towards different training methods;
    • 4Upgrade facilitation skills in a range of participatory training activities;
    • 5Refine the delivery of course material based on the guidelines in the draft ToT Facilitation Guide and Participants Manual relevant to their area of expertise;
    • 6Identify course design methods applicable to their training needs;
    • 7Deliver positive and constructive ideas:
    • a. to further strengthen the ENTRi draft ToT course package materials;
    • b. on how to further harmonize the future ToT training in ENTRi III;
    • c. on how to pass on lessons learned and good practices to training staff working in civilian crisis management missions.
    • The last outcome is deliberately referring to the second and future ToT courses that are to be implemented by the ENTRi ToT working group next year and focusing on training/capacity enhancement of staff in international missions.
  • International Standards for Protection of Individual and Groups: A Training Course for Field Officers Working on Human Rights

    08.02.2018 - 16.02.2018
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    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 the agenda of the course here. Please note that the final agenda will also be sent to the selected participants.

    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.

    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.

    Candidates are considered who:

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

    • 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.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process

  • Introduction to Rule of Law

    05.02.2018 - 09.02.2018
    Stadtschlaining, Austria

    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

    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).

    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.

    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.

    ENTRi Certification

    This course has been certified by ENTRi. Click here for more information on the ENTRi certification process