Introductory Course on SSR

Course info

Target Audience

Professionals who have recently begun to work or who plan to work on SSR and/or related issues

Duration

2.5-3 days

Basic Course on Introduction to Security and Justice Sector Reform

This introductory level course is aimed at both SSR advisors and those working in related fields. It provides participants with an understanding of SSR principles and practices. Through its practical and exercised-based methodology, it provides participants with a solid introduction to international good practice, both the political and technical aspects of SSR. It underlines the main skills required to support SSR and provides the necessary foundations for subsequent courses. The course provides an overview of the various dimensions of SSR and emphasises the importance of adopting a holistic approach when working on SSR in post-conflict contexts.

The course aims to build both SSR knowledge and skills. Through an interactive and practical training approach, this course will help participants to:

  • Better understand the concept and evolution of SSR, including actors, concepts and principles;
  • Understand the international policy framework for SSR;
  • Recognize the political nature of SSR and the challenges faced when ‘supporting’ SSR processes in conflict affected or fragile states;
  • Use concrete cases to build on lessons learned and apply concepts to practice.

 
The following list is indicative of some of the sessions that would be delivered in the course:

  • Introduction to the concept of SSR and evolving approaches and international policy frameworks for SSR
  • SSR, from concept to practice
  • Scoping the security sector
  • Gender-responsive SSR
  • Principles and characteristics of SSR programming
  • SSR programming in post-conflict contexts
  • The role of non-state actors in SSR
  • The challenge of coordination in SSR programmes

Target audience

Professionals who have recently begun to work or who plan to work on SSR and/or related issues

Duration

2.5-3 days

Material

The ISSAT Manual 'SSR in a Nutshell' is a complementary resource that can be used provide a basic overview of Security Sector Reform (SSR) policy and practice based on collective experience in supporting security and justice reform efforts.

You can download a copy in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

If you are interested in any of the trainings listed below, click on the date to see additional information relating to the training and send your query to the point of contact for that training.

The training calendar for this year is currently being finalised.

upcoming

ESDC Core Course

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (9 days)

As part of the ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform, organised by Austria (29 March- 6 April 2016 ), ISSAT will deliver the foundational parts related to the Level 1 basic course.

The training will take place at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) - http://www.aspr.peacecastle.eu

To apply, please go to the "Documents" tab on the left of the page and download the application form. Please send all applications to Claudia Hofer at hofer@aspr.ac.at 

Alternatively, please click and the following link and which will redirect you to the ESDC Core Course Page. 

Applications Open

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Introductory Course on SSR

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ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (8 days)
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Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 70110 Kuopio, Finland
Dates: - (4 days)
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Introductory Course on SSR

Location: Paris, France
Dates: - (3 days)
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Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (8 days)
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Introductory Course on SSR

Location: Vienna, Austria
Dates: - (3 days)
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Introductory Course on SSR

Location: Paris, France
Dates: - (3 days)
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Introductory Course on SSR

Dates: - (2 days)
Training Event
past

ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (8 days)
Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Dates: - (4 days)
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ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (9 days)

As part of the ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform, organised by Austria (15-23 April 2015), ISSAT will deliver several sessions related to the Level 1 basic course (15-18 April 2015).

The training will take place at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) - http://www.aspr.peacecastle.eu For more information also check the information in the documents below (see links).

Application deadline for this course is 31 January 2015 !

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ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (9 days)

As part of the ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform, organised by Austria (7-15 October 2015), ISSAT will deliver the foundational parts related to the Level 1 basic course.

The training will take place at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) - http://www.aspr.peacecastle.eu

Application deadline for this course is 31 July 2015.

Training Event
past

ESDC Core Course

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (9 days)

ESDC Core Course 

As part of the ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform, organised by Austria (6-14 April 2016), ISSAT will deliver the foundational parts related to the Level 1 basic course.

The training will take place at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) - http://www.aspr.peacecastle.eu

Application Closed

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SSR Sensitisation Training

Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: - (3 days)

The sensitisation SSR course is designed for policymakers and practitioners who are working in the field of security and justice reform to build both SSR knowledge and skills. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a solid introduction to the concept, policy framework and international good practice of security and justice reform through its practical and exercised-based collaborative learning methodology. The course provides an overview of the various dimensions of SSR and emphasises the importance of adopting a holistic and context-specific approach when working in transitional, fragile and/or post-conflict contexts. The course also discusses key issues such as gender, coordination and SSR programming. The course provides the necessary foundations for subsequent trainings.

Training Event
past

ESDC Core Course

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (9 days)

As part of the ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform, organised by Austria (21-29 September 2016), ISSAT will deliver the foundational parts related to the Level 1 basic course.

The training will take place at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) - http://www.aspr.peacecastle.eu

To apply, please click and the following link and which will redirect you to the ESDC Core Course Page. 

Applications closed 

Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 04300 Tuusula, Finland
Dates: - (4 days)
Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (8 days)
Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: Paris, France
Dates: - (3 days)
Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (10 days)
Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (8 days)
Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria
Dates: - (8 days)
Training Event
past

Introductory Course on SSR

Location: 04300 Tuusula, Finland
Dates: - (4 days)
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