ESDC Course on the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians

Course info

Target Audience

Senior national and international experts and decision-makers of armed forces (rank of Major/OF-3 and above), police (senior police officers and above), civilian mid to senior level staff from UN, EU and OSCE structures and other civilians


09/02/2020 - 14/02/2020

The course aims to give participants a comprehensive and critical understanding of the multiple dimensions and meanings of the protection of civilians (PoC) in armed conflict and crisis areas. This course enhances participants' knowledge and understanding of the EU integrated approach to conflict and crisis. It also aims to increase information sharing, collaboration and cooperation among the different actors, namely military, civilian crisis management, humanitarian and development aid actors in the wider context of CFSP/CSDP in the area of PoC in armed conflict. The course is an excellent opportunity to network and exchange views with other professionals from different institutional, geographical and cultural backgrounds, all working towards improving PoC in complex environments. The course will also provide an understanding of the challenges and problems faced by civilian, police and military decision makers in the field, as well as best practices aimed at preventing or responding to violence against civilians.

Application deadline: 25/11/2019

For full information about the ESDC Course on the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians, kindly follow the link. Last day for application is 20 October 2019.