The updated 4th Edition of the practical field manual In Control is now available.

Updates illuminate, amongst others,

  • new EU structures dealing with the Common Security and Defence Policy;
  • significant changes in the management structures of the Department of Peace Operations of the United Nations;
  • good practice instructions on tackling safety concerns, including cyber;
  • concepts of migration, gender and sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • the role of policing in peace operations.

This book is, thanks to the European Commission and the ENTRi partners free of charge and translated into French, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese for easy access worldwide.

ENTRi is launching the 3rd edition of the In Control handbook in Arabic

You have every reason to be excited. The new version of the In Control handbook includes a foreword by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission and features updates from over 30 subject matter experts. You will find updated advice on health, safety and security, such as the Zika virus, Viral hemorrhagic fevers, cybercrime, UAVs, mine hazards and newly created symbols 'Icons' are available in the annex, to assist you in expressing yourself in foreign-speaking environments. There is also new content on refugees, IDPs and stateless persons, spatial information sharing and communications, gender, mediation, diplomacy and more.

The first versions in French, Arabic and Portuguese of the Handbook are now also available. (see below for download)

The handbook has been designed to accompany civilian experts on their way through crisis management missions and provides a general overview of the institutional landscape of crisis management as well as relevant concepts. The handbook also contains practical information on a variety of issues that are common to working in a mission. From dealing with health and security challenges to technical information on radio operation, map reading, and four-wheel driving – the ENTRi handbook is a valuable companion.

You can download the PDF versions here:

If you would like to give feedback, especially for the Arabic version, or are interested in the print edition of the handbook, please contact