Civilian Personnel of International, Regional and Country Missions

THE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OF PEACEKEEPING & PEACEBUILDING OPERATIONS

Years: 1995 – 2015 once a year

Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Aim: the course aims at training participants to work more effectively in field missions by enhancing their professional and personal capacities, introducing them to the specific context of peace support operations and strengthening their ability to work in the field as human rights officers and electoral observers.

Length: two weeks course

AMBIENTE OSTILE – HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING

Years: 2002 – 2011, once a year

Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Aim: the course is an intensive five days course aiming to train professionals to deal effectively with risks-associated and emergency/critical situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad.

The training is expected to align participants understanding of the minimum required behavioural field requirements when confronted as an individual or a team member staff of an EU operation whatever his/her national or professional background could be. Overall the Course has two primary objectives: to improve participants knowledge about multiple threats present in hostile field environments and to learn how to deal with them in an effective manner. To rehearse and practice safety and security procedures accordingly with the specific threat and two secondary objectives: a) To trigger individual skill dealing with different stressful situations; b) To trigger group dynamics dealing with multiple stressful situations.

Length: ten days course

PERSONNEL TRAINING PROGRAM ON CIVILIAN PEACEBUILDING CAPACITY

Where and When: June 2015; June 2014; June 2013; Johannesburg, South Africa

Working language: English

Aim This five-day course aims at the formation of civilian peacekeepers in non-violent approaches. Participants will be enabled to contribute to conflict transformation and peace-building in a variety of contexts and to better understand the role of the civilian component of Peacebuilding Operations deployed by the United Nations and Regional Organizations (AU, ECOWAS, SADC, etc). The course emphasises the need for developing reflective and critical capacities of participants. It does this by drawing the attention to core values that inform and motivate peace-building activities (i.e. human dignity and common good) and providing the conceptual frameworks that guide critical reflection. The training course is co-organised by St. Augustine College of South Africa and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Length: 5 days

SOMALILAND: INTRODUCTION TO PEACE BUILDING & PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS FOR THE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

Where and When: 1 – 5 February 2015; 16 – 20 February 2014; Hargeisa, Somaliland

Working language: English

Aim: The overall objective of the Course is to provide participants with the knowledge and the skills required for working in a professional manner in international missions, in line with recent developments in their scope and nature. A specific focus will be on Crisis Management, Human Rights, and Election Observations.

Length: 5 days

UKRAINE: PRE-DEPLOYMENT COURSE

Where and When: September 22 – 25, 2014, Pisa, Italy;

Aim: This intensive pre-deployment training course is addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU or UN 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.

Implementing partners: International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland).

LIBYA: PRE-DEPLOYMENT COURSE

Where and When: January 16-19, 2014, Pisa, Italy; Brussels, Belgium, 8-11 April 2013

Aim: 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.

Implementing partners: International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland).

EULEX KOSOVO: PRE-DEPLOYMENT TRAINING

Where and When: 22 – 25 May 2012, 27 February – 1 March 2012, 30 June – 3 July 2011; Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Aim: The 3.5 days intensive pre-deployment training course was addressed to experts selected to be deployed within missions conducted by the EU, OSCE or UN in Kosovo. The course precisely aimed 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 has been 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 mission-specific and function-specific issues the course aimed 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: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in cooperation with Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA).

CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Where and When: Rome (Italy); 24-28 November 2014;

Aim: At the end of the course, the participants will value the importance of civilian aspects of EU crisis management and defend the importance of coordination between EU crisis management stakeholders and other international actors.

Implementing partners: European Security and Defence College, the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa-Italy)

PREPARATORY TRAINING FOR CSDP MISSIONS

Where and When: Brussels (Belgium); 17-20 March 2015, 8-10 October 2014,

Aim: At the end of the course, the participants will value the importance of civilian aspects of EU crisis management and defend the importance of coordination between EU crisis management stakeholders and other international actors.

Implementing partners: European Security and Defence College, the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa-Italy)

CAMEROON: INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ON PEACEBUILDING & PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS FOR THE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

Where and When: Cameroon, Yaoundé, 1–5 September 2014, 2-6 September, 2013; 3–7 September 2012

Aim: This course is the first step of a pioneering endeavour to create a pool of trained civilian professionals in Cameroon, equipping them with fundamental knowledge on peacekeeping operations, as a means of increasing their readiness and competencies, in responding to a significantly growing demand for civilian expertise in peacekeeping, peace building and conflict management in Africa and around the world.

This course is opened to thirty (30) practitioners and students wishing to work or gain knowledge on the general aspects of Peace Support Operations notably: government officials in relevant fields, Diplomats, NGO Representatives, human rights activists and other Practitioners. Applicants must be nationals of an African country and have a University degree or five years working experience in a relevant field. Fluency in English and French is essential. The training agenda comprises classes on Safety and Security.

Implementing partners: Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun, the Foundation for Peace and Solidarity (FPS), Cameroon, the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa-Italy) and the Irish Centre for Peace and Development (University of Limerick, Ireland)

AMISOM: INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO CONFLICT, PEACEKEEPING AND PEACE-BUILDING

Where: Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping, Cairo, Egypt

When: 14 – 18 December 2014; 14 – 19 December, 2013; 30 March – 3 April, 2014; May 4 – 7, 2014.

Aim: the course was aimed at training participants to work more effectively in field missions by enhancing their professional and personal capacities, introducing them to the specific context of peace support operations and strengthening their ability to work in the field as human rights officers. The training agenda comprises classes on Safety and Security.

EGYPT: INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO CONFLICT, PEACEKEEPING AND PEACE-BUILDING OPERATIONS

Where: Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping, Cairo, Egypt

When: 16 – 20 December, 2012; 10 – 15 December 2011

Aim: the course was aimed at training participants to work more effectively in field missions by enhancing their professional and personal capacities, introducing them to the specific context of peace support operations and strengthening their ability to work in the field as human rights officers. The training agenda comprises classes on Safety and Security.

TANZANIA: HARMONIZATION OF ASF TRAINING AND THE ROLE OF APSTA WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS (POC) TRAINING IN AFRICA

Where & when: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 16-17 April 2011

Aim: The aim of the workshop was to build consensus within APSTA concerning the harmonization of the training curricula on POC. It provided an avenue to tease out the strategies and methodology that could be used to achieve this goal and to identify the priorities and actors in the harmonization process. The workshop provided an opportunity for the APSTA members to practice the harmonization of courses exercised through group discussions and lessons learnt from the European context through the EGT (European Group on Training)/ENTRI (Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management) Project of the SSSUP & ASPR and the POC-training Initiative funded by ASPR.

Implementing Partners: APSTA (African Peace Support Trainers Association), ASPR (Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution).

EGYPT: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE

Where: Cairo, Egypt

When: 21 – 25 November 2010

Aim: the course was aimed at exposing participants to the existing international rules and mechanism regulating the prevention and management of conflicts in order to make them develop a joint understanding of conflict, its dynamics, escalation, causes and elements.

Implementing partners: Cairo Regional Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA).

EGYPT: TRAINING OF TRAINERS

Where: Cairo, Egypt

When: 23 – 30 September 2009

Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing Eastern African participants’ capacities to effectively design, prepare and deliver training courses and training sessions.

Implementing partners: Cairo Regional Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA).

GHANA: PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICAN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL: FOUNDATION COURSE

Where: Accra, Ghana

When: 2 – 20 March 2009; 18 June – 18 July 2008; 18 February – 7 March 2008

Aim: the course was aimed at providing an in-depth understanding of the conceptual framework of Peace Support Operations and at introducing participants to the main tasks usually performed by civilian personnel in these missions.

Implementing Partners: University of Ghana Leghon and Ghana Leghon Centre for International Affairs.

Country/Mission Oriented: ECOWAS?

GHANA: PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICAN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL: NEGOTIATION SKILLS FOR AFRICAN DIPLOMATS

Where: Accra, Ghana

When: 12 – 16 January, 2009; 4- 8 December 2006

Aim: the course was aimed at increasing the readiness professionalism of African Civilian Personnel participating in peacekeeping operations as well as other peace support missions in order to enhance their capacity to respond effectively to the complex challenges of post-conflict reconstruction.

Implementing partners: University of Ghana Leghon and Ghana Leghon Centre for International Affairs.

Country/Mission Oriented: ECOWAS?

GHANA: PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICAN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL: TRAINING OF TRAINERS

Where: Accra, Ghana

When: 21 – 25 July 2008; 19 February – 23 February 2007

Aim: the course was aimed at increasing the readiness professionalism of African Civilian Personnel participating in peacekeeping as well as other peace support missions in order to enhance their capacity to respond effectively to the complex challenges of post-conflict reconstruction.

Implementing Partners: University of Ghana Leghon and Ghana Leghon Centre for International Affairs.

GHANA: TRAINING COURSE ON PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICAN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

Where & when: Accra, Ghana, 29 January – 19 February 2007; 1-19 May 2006; 19 April 2004 – 24 September 2004; 17 February 2003 – 31 August 2003

Aim: the course was aimed at increasing the readiness professionalism of African Civilian Personnel participating in peacekeeping as well as other peace support missions in order to enhance their capacity to respond effectively to the complex challenges of post-conflict reconstruction.

Implementing partners: University of Ghana and Ghana Legon Centre for International Affairs.

GHANA: PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICAN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL: COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS REPORTING IN A CRISIS ENVIRONMENT

Where & when: Accra, Ghana, 1- 15 December 2006

Aim: the course was aimed at increasing the readiness professionalism of African Civilian Personnel participating in peacekeeping as well as other peace support missions in order to enhance their capacity to respond effectively to the complex challenges of post-conflict reconstruction.

Implementing Partners: University of Ghana and Ghana Leghon Centre for International Affairs.

GHANA: PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICAN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILISATION AND REINTEGRATION OF EX-COMBATANTS

Where & when: Accra, Ghana, 14 – 25 August 2006

Aim: the course was aimed at providing participants with specific knowledge of the sensitive subject of ‘disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of ex-combatants’ (DDR), the legal framework of armed conflicts and DDR new challenges.

Implementing Partners: University of Ghana and Ghana Leghon Centre for International Affairs.

GHANA: TRAINING OF TRAINERS WORKSHOP

Where & when: Accra, Ghana, 22-26 May 2006; 8 – 13 August 2005

GHANA: PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICAN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL: TRAINING COURSE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

Where & when: Accra, Ghana, 13-18 March 2006

Aim: the course was aimed at increasing the readiness professionalism of African Civilian Personnel by strengthening the knowledge and topics on law enforcement issues.

Implementing partners: University of Ghana and Ghana Leghon Centre for International Affairs.

AMISOM: IN-HOUSE TRAINING ON INTEGRATED MISSION PLANNING FOR AMISOM SPMU PERSONNEL

Where & when: Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 11 – 14 December 2007

Aim: the course was aimed at clarifying the concept, objectives, principles and stages of the IMPP, explaining the specific process to be followed and tools to be applied during the an IMPP and at assisting in the development of a first draft of the Integrated Planning Matrix that will be later applied in the elaboration of the Integrated Plan of Action for Somalia.

UNAMI: TRAINING OF TRAINERS

Where & when: Jordan, 30 June – 04 July 2007

Aim: the course was aimed at increasing the readiness professionalism of civilian personnel participating in peacekeeping as well as other peace support missions in order to enhance their capacity to respond effectively to the complex challenges of post-conflict reconstruction.

Implementing partners: UNAMI and IHEC.

UNAMI: TRAINING OF TRAINERS ADVANCED COURSE

Where & when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 26 March – 1 April 2006

Aim: the course was aimed at creating a pool of Iraqi electoral/referendum experts with strong training capacity and able to guarantee the in-country cascade effect necessary to reach large number of personnel in a limited amount of time and at the creation of IECI personnel able to promote and coordinate the information and voter education campaigns aimed at the Iraqi voters.

Implementing partners: UNAMI and IECI.

UNAMI: OPERATIONAL PLANNING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE

Where & when: Jordan, 20 – 25 November 2006

Aim: the course was aimed at improving the skills of the fifteen senior IECI managers in the activities of operational planning and project management.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 9 – 20 October 2006; 23 January – 3 February 2006; Italy, 10 – 21 October 2005; 11 – 22 April 2005; 11 – 22 October 2004; 18 – 27 March 2004; 2 – 13 February 2004; 19 – 28 March 2003; 3 – 14 February 2003

Aim: the course was aimed at improving the tasks of human rights field operations’ operators by providing them with specific knowledge and tools on international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

TRAINING ON BALKANS AND IRAQ FOR THE II MOBILE BRIGADE OF THE CARABINIERI

Where and when: Livorno, Italy, 19 –20 May 2005

Aim: the course was aimed at providing participants from ‘Carabinieri Brigade’ with appropriate knowledge of the historical, political and institutional context of the Balkans and Iraq in order to serve in those specific areas.

Participants: 15.

UNMEE: TRAINING PROGRAMME ON PEACE BUILDING AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

Where and when: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8 – 11 July 2003

Aim: the course was aimed at endowing participants with a common understanding of the legal foundations for the protection of vulnerable groups in time of conflict, at serving as a forum for analysis and conceptualisation of UNMEE’s specific characteristics vis-à-vis other peacekeeping experiences and at providing a room for the discussion and the exchange of views among various components of UNMEE.

ENHANCING DEMOCRATIC INSITUTION IN THE BALKANS

Where and when: Bagnocavallo, Ravenna, Italy, 15-19 October 2001

Aim: the course was aimed at providing participants with key skills and tools to operate in international missions, with particular regard to the democratisation process and peace operations in the Balkans Area.

Implementing partners: MOVIMONDO.

TRAINING OF TRAINERS. THE CLASS ENVIRONMENT: ADVANCED PRINCIPLES AND METHODS IN THE TRAINING PROCESS

Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 11 – 14 January 2001

Aim: the course was aimed at providing participants, who were specific trainers, with the theoretical background, skills and the most advanced methodologies of the training process..

Implementing partners: PIBOES Network.

TRAINING COURSE: THE PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Where and when: Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), 27 February – 5 March 2000

Aim: the course was aimed at providing participants, who worked in the ‘Italian Carabinieri Brigade’, with appropriate knowledge of the historical, political and institutional context of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in order to best serve in the field of a peacekeeping operation.

WORKSHOP ‘IN SEARCH OF A EUROPEAN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: THE CASE OF 1997 ALBANIAN CRISIS’

Where and when: Pisa, Italy, 6 – 7 March 1998

WORKSHOP ON ’TOWARDS A FUTURE FOR PEACEKEEPING: PERSPECTIVES FOR A NEW ITALIAN-GERMAN COOPERATION’

Where and when: Pisa, 17 – 18 November 1995