Stabilization and Peacebuilding: Understanding Dynamic Processes and Making Them Work (U.S. Institute of Peace - USIP)


October 14, 2013- October 18, 2013

Date: October 14, 2013- October 18, 2013

For more information on the course please visit the  U.S. Institute of Peace webpage.

A hands-on course that provides participants with principles for organizing and implementing integrated responses to peace and stability operations. The course uses Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction, developed jointly by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). These principles were developed from lessons learned from international experiences and the full-range of institutions engaged in peacebuilding missions (non-governmental organizations, international organizations, civilian government agencies, and the military). These principles provide a framework for organizing and implementing integrated responses to achieve desired end-states. These end-states include: a safe and secure environment, the rule of law, stable governance, a sustainable economy, and social well-being. Participants will learn the ultimate goals of stabilization and peacebuilding actors across institutions, and how their individual contributions support larger, comprehensive efforts. In this five-day course, participants, from diverse institutions, will develop integrated plans for critical issues in small groups exercises, and will jointly explore, in group discussion, past and present case studies that offer guidelines for success. 

Training Course

ENTRi: Pre-deployment training Afghanistan

NATO, UN, EU, and OSCE employees


4 day

Clingendael Academy in cooperation with Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland

In December, the Clingendael Academy will be hosting the pre-deployment training for Afghanistan in the framework of the European New Training initiative for civilian crisis management (ENTRi), a project sponsored by the EU.

The 4-day training course will prepare staff for a deployment to Afghanistan to missions like NTM-A, EUPOL, EUSR Office and/or Embassies. The course 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 missions.

The course consists of a number of elements:

  • The context and environment. Topics such as the role of civilian crisis management in Afghanistan and other foreign and development policy instruments will be discussed;
  • the background to the conflict and the level playing field of the various missions and mandates of international organisations in Afghanistan. In particular, the work in the justice and police sectors will be discussed;
  • soft skills needed in many civilian crisis management missions such mentoring, advising and training; strategic planning and analysis as well as cultural awareness
  • most common physical, psychological and security health issues in Afghanistan.

By focusing on country-specific and function-specific issues the course aims to equip the course participants with the essential knowledge and information in order to be able to function effectively as mission and team members in their respective area of assignment.

Applying to the course:
 In order to apply for the course, you have to register with the ENTRi database, contact your national authority and/or the crisis management mission you are working with (NATO, UN, EU, OSCE).

For more information, please contact Bart Hogeveen or send an email to Click here to find more information on the course. 

Handbook: In Control

The ENTRi handbook “In Control: A Practical Guide for Civilian Experts Working in Crisis Management Missions” offers hands-on information and practical advice for everyday life and work in the field as well as background information on crisis management structures in international organisations. You can find and download it from this link:

Training Course

MasterCourse Cyber-security


25 November 2013

In this MasterCourse you will make a deep-dive into the current issues surrounding cyber-security. Even though you are familiar with the topic and you are supposed to have some insights, you have not yet been able to acquaint yourself thoroughly. This MasterCourse gives you the chance to deepen your knowledge and understanding and to discuss with fellow participants as well as lead experts.

In this MasterCourse, you will:

  • be updated with the latest developments from different perspectives (political, military-police, civil society, legal);
  • learn from several leading experts on cyber-security
  • have the chance to ‘deep-dive’ into selected areas of interest
  • meet different professional disciplines

Kicked off by a key-note lecture by an esteemed (inter)national speaker, we invite participants to several rounds of interviews with leading subject matter experts in:

  • (inter)national political aspects of cyber-security;
  • suitability of current judicial frameworks;
  • technological possibilities;
  • rights and duties of individual parties and citizens.

You can register by sending an email to Deadline for registration is 8 November. 

For more information, click here

Training Course

Humanitarian Negotiators Training Course

This is a multi-disciplinary training program for students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, who wish to extend their knowledge by receiving practical, managerial, and theoretical training in humanitarian affairs.


7 – 11 Oct. 2013

The objectives of this course are (1) to provide volunteers and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds with a comprehensive insight into the fundamentals of negotiation, (2) to prepare negotiators on how to react and communicate in dynamic conflicts, analyze the situation, and effectively reach an agreement between the parties, (3) to provide a legal toolbox, (4) to promote cooperation and dialogue, (5) to evaluate interventions and identify examples of good practice, (6) to prepare for hostage negotiations, and (7) to examine case studies and review all the humanitarian actors involved.

Topics covered include: Law, Ethics, Human Rights and Negotiation; International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law; The 1949 Geneva Conventions and their 1977 Additional Protocols; Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice; Principles of International Law; Regional Policies and Procedures; Ethical Issues and Codes of Conduct; Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, and the Humanitarian Worker; Negotiation Techniques; Peace Accords; and Security and Access.

Barcelona, Spain

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Training Course

International Master’s Degree in Conflictology

Personnel of peace operations (civilian, military and police); Civil servants and staff of international, regional and national organisations involved in peace and security; NGO representatives and humanitarian workers; Researchers and academics; Students; Any person with responsibilities and interest in solving conflicts.


(1500 hours) in no more than two years.

The International Master’s Degree in Conflictology presents empirical knowledge and insight on conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, for conflicts of all importance, be they interpersonal or global. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities, the United Nations and peace research institutes guide participants through the virtual learning environment, enabling them to learn about the peaceful resolution of conflicts and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains participants in all applications of conflictology and facilitates the development of professional projects by giving participants access to the largest network of people working to promote peace.

For more information and registration, click on this link


2014 Spring semester

Deadline for application | 31 Dec 2013

More information - contact details

Dr. Ludwig Gelot

Peacekeeping Training Programme • United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Ms. Maria-Antònia Guardiola López

School for Cooperation • Open University of Catalonia

Training Course