The ITPCM offers highly diversified training opportunities. The single activities can vary greatly in terms of content, target groups, methodology and length. However, they can be roughly grouped in two families:

  • The wide-ranging training courses are designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the conceptual framework inherent to the international misions of crisis management as well as at introducing the main tasks usually performed by civilian personnel in these missions;
  • The mission/task oriented training courses are designed to enhance the professional capacity of participants to work in a particular geographical area or to perform a specific task.

The single training activities can be directly promoted by the ITPCM or designed and organised upon request. The courses can be implemented within the premises of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, at the headquarters of requesting organisations or directly in the field. In this last scenario, the ITPCM’s usual strategy is to develop a strong partnership with a national or international organisation already active in the area, in order to better tailor the initiative to the local situation and needs.

The following is a sample of the topics that can be addressed during a traing course:

  • Legal context: Legal framework of international missions (peace-keeping/peace-support/peace-building/crisis management operations); International Human Rights Law and International Humantiarian Law;
  • Conflict mapping and management: Conflict analysis; mapping issues and stakeholders; negotiation; mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Activities: Humanitarian assistance; civil-military cooperation; human rights monitoring and education; democratisation and election monitoring; techniques and procedures of inspection and reporting; evidence gathering; interviewing techniques;
  • Personal prophile: Personal security, safety and mine awareness; codes of conduct; stress-management; pre-deployment medical treatments; intercultural understanding.