ENTRi courses are accessible to individuals either going to or already working in crisis management missions for organizations such as the European Union (CSDP missions), the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the African Union (AU). The courses are funded by the European Commission, including costs for board and lodging. In the case of pre-deployment courses (with the exception of HEAT courses), international travel will also be covered.
ENTRi courses are not designed to replace any existing courses that governments and sending institutions organise to prepare individuals for possible deployment in crisis management operations. Instead, ENTRi has been created to foster the harmonisation of European and international approaches to capacity-building. The added value for training organisations is that ENTRi seeks to facilitate and strengthen the opportunities for institutions to implement training together as well as to share experiences, trainers, and expertise.
Successful crisis management, stabilisation and peace support missions rely on the availability of well-prepared experts who can transfer their knowledge and skills to their colleagues and counterparts, who in turn depend on high quality training activities designed for specific purpose. This course recognises that training is critical to the achievement of successful operational outcomes.
The key objective of this course is to build in-mission capacities for training purposes, to enhance the ability of missions to adapt to the steadily changing capacity-building requirements of international peace operations and to strengthen in-mission capability to deliver high quality training.
This course aims to strengthen the training competencies of international and national personnel of peace operations missions in designing and delivering training courses in order to build local capacities for peace.
• Personnel working in crisis management or peace operations (EU, AU, UN, OSCE or other), who conduct training and coaching sessions as subject matter experts or trainers.
• Professionals (tied to institutions or free-lance) involved in designing and planning training programmes for individuals working or planning to engage in crisis management missions and peace operations
• Experts from NGOs are welcome to apply. The organizers also welcome applications from national mission staff.
The course is organised by Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin, Germany (http://www.zif-berlin.org/en.html) in cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre (CMC Finland), (https://www.cmcfinland.fi/en/cmc-finland/)
All candidates have to cover their own travel expenses. There is no participation fee. Full board accommodation (in single rooms) will be provided free of charge to civilian participants. Course participants from the military are required to cover all costs, accommodation, board and travel.
The 8-day intensive "International Standards for the Protection of Individuals and Groups:
A Training Course for Field Officers Working on Human Rights"
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.
The course is organised by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in cooperation with College of Law and Governance Studies, University of Addis Ababa and Centre for European Perspective.
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.