Courses

HEAT Hostile Environment Awareness Training Course

EU and Member States personnel working or likely to be deployed in low/middle/high risk missions, who have preferably already attended a general introductory course on crisis management operations or gained relevant experience in international field operations.

Duration

5 days

Hostile environment awareness plays an important role in the effectiveness and impact of crisis management missions; it is also a chief responsibility that each seconding or contracting actor has vis-à-vis its deployed personnel (“duty of care”), so as to further address the issue of their protection while operating in high risk operational theaters. Hostile environment awareness is essential to coping with internal and external security threats on the ground and is conducive to:

a) enhancing the resilience of personnel when working in hazardous environments;

b) increasing the understanding of proactive security and of basic field measures;

c) providing personnel with the basic tools and techniques needed to avoid potentially dangerous situations or to cope adequately with actual endangering ones in the field.

This course has been designed and developed jointly by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Carabinieri Corps General Headquarters, precisely with the aim to address such needs.

October 28 - November 1, 2013 (HEAT Course I-2013)
November 18-22, 2013 (HEAT Course II -2103) - Pisa, Italy

International Training Programme for Conflict Management
(ITPCM): Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 – 56127 Pisa
Tel. +39 (0)50 882 655
Fax +39 (0)50 882 633
E-mail: heat@sssup.it
www.itpcm.sssup.it

Training Course

Conflict Resolution

The course is designed for DPA and DPKO analysts working on peace, conflict and conflict resolution. The course is designed for national and regional military, police and civilian personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations. The course addresses a broad audience of civilians, from international and regional organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities and research centers working or interested in working with conflict resolution within UN peace operations.

Duration

09 Oct - 12 Nov 2013

The course explores traditional and alternative techniques in conflict resolution with a narrow focus on activities which directly aim at resolving international conflicts through communication. The course explores existing conflict and conflict resolution theories, methods and practices relevant for the resolution of conflicts in which United Nations peace operations are deployed.

The course is composed of five modules that will be covered over six weeks:

  • Module 1: Introduction to conflict resolution
  • Module 2: Diplomatic tracks in conflict resolution
  • Module 3: Methods in conflict resolution
  • Module 4: The United Nations and regional actors in conflict resolution 

Deadline for registration: 25 September 2013

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Training Course

Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis

The course is designed for national and regional military and police personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations. The course also addresses a broad audience of civilians, such as students, researchers, academics and individuals from governmental and non-governmental organizations with an interest in peace operations.

Duration

09 Oct - 12 Nov 2013

The goal of the course is to provide participants with an overview of the key elements of conflict analysis and how these can be integrated into the context of pre-intervention assessment and planning of a peace operation.

The course is composed of five modules that will be covered over five weeks:

  • Module 1: Causes of conflict
  • Module 2: Actors in conflict
  • Module 3: Dynamics of conflict
  • Module 4: Integrating conflict analysis in the planning of a peace operation
  • Module 5: Good practices and evaluation in conflict analysis

The number of estimated hours required to complete the course is 45, which means a workload of 9 hours on average per week.

Deadline for registration: 2 October 2013

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Training Course

Introduction to Peace Operations

Students, researchers, academics and individuals from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as national and regional military and police personnel

Duration

11 Sep - 09 Oct 2013

The goal of this course is to review the organization of peacekeeping operations by providing an overview of the framework in which they are developed, studying their overall structure, and discussing the roles and responsibilities of the different actors involved.

The course is composed of four modules that will be covered over four weeks. The workload of the course has been adapted to a target audience that mainly consists of working professionals. On average, the course requires 6 hours of study time per week, though this might vary by module and participant.The course is composed of four modules, with each module taking one week:

  • Module 1: Overview of a UN peacekeeping operation
  • Module 2: Establishment and functioning of a UN peace operation
  • Module 3: Effective mandate implementation
  • Module 4: Standards and values of UN peacekeepers

Deadline for registration: 4 September 2013

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Training Course

Human Security in Peace Operations

The course is designed for national and regional military and police personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations.

Duration

04 Sept – 09 Oct 2013

The notion of human security first appeared as a post-Cold War attempt to transform the traditional understanding of security – framed in purely state-centric and militaristic terms – into a more comprehensive concept having as ultimate referent object the individual. Stemming from the acknowledgement of the complex character of contemporary violence, human security focuses on the protection of individual lives and recognizes that threats to human security can arise in non-military contexts and from sources other than the military.

The course is composed of five modules that will be covered over five weeks:

  • Module 1: Introduction to human security
  • Module 2: Operational principles of human security
  • Module 3: Applying human security to the planning of conflict/post-conflict interventions
  • Module 4: Applying human security to the implementation of conflict/post-conflict interventions
  • Module 5: Applying human security to impact assessment

The average workload per week is estimated at 9 hours per week.

Deadline for registration: 28 August 2013

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