SSR and Violent Extremism Training Course development project

The objective of the mandate is to develop and run a face-to-face training course on SSR and VE in French and in English, with the expectation that these would then be run on a yearly basis (one of each), potentially in field locations in order to maximise their accessibility for practitioners. 

The anticipated outcomes of the development and delivery of the SSR and VE trainings are:

  1. 1.         Enhanced implementation of VE-related activities within broader SSR contexts;
  2. 2.         Enhanced understanding, competence and effectiveness of staff engaged in wider VE-related and SSR-related programming;
  3. 3.         Personnel more effectively able to engage with local, national, regional and international actors and relevant good practice in supporting SSR and VE-related SSR activities;
  4. 4.         Contribution to a coherent and operationally focused continuous professional development approach for military, police and civilian personnel engaged in SSR and VE-related activity;

In practical terms, increasing the capacity and capability of relevant staff in these fields, will improve the quality and relevance of specialist SSR training, which in turn will lead to more effective technical programming, support and implementation of preventative programmes in region. 


Advanced Level 2 Training on Security Sector Reform (L2 SSR)

EU, Netherlands mandate in EU, Netherlands 27/11/2017 - 01/12/2017

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the EU will organise a five-day advanced training course on “Security Sector Reform (SSR)”, at the CCOE in the Hague, Netherlands from 27 Nov – 01 Dec 2017. The course will be carried out in partnership with DCAF/ISSAT.


The course is primarily aimed at relevant policy makers, practitioners, military, policing as well as civilian participants working closely on issues related to Security and Justice Sector Reform (SJSR) or who are to be deployed in support of a bilateral, regional or multilateral missions supporting SJSR activity.


The training will aim to enhance the knowledge, skills, understanding and strategic thinking of participants on SSR principles through the sharing of views and experiences in SSR trends and practice, which will contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of their work. Exposed to practical tools and techniques applicable to use in mission, the participants will in particular, be supported in developing skills for effective advising.


Police Masterclass 2017

Netherlands, UK mandate in Netherlands, UK 25/09/2017 - 06/10/2017

The course aims to prepare law enforcement officials from donor countries to serve in missions abroad as police reform/SSR advisors. The course responds to a need that has been identified by each of the partners, to have police officers with a solid background in SSR issues and working in post-conflict contexts


Exercise Common Effort 2017

Germany, Netherlands mandate in Netherlands 26/04/2017 - 02/06/2017

Improved civil and military understanding of working together on a security sector reform approach to stabilisation scenarios in Iraq.


Advanced Security Sector Reform Course for Netherlands Advanced Command and Staff Course 13 (ACSC13)

Netherlands mandate in Netherlands 01/03/2017 - 15/06/2017

To gain insight in the SSR concept and characteristics. 

Participants are students of the Advanced Command and Staff Course 13 (ACSC). The aim of ASCS is to prepare selected officers (rank major) from all 4 services (Royal NL Navy, Army, Air Force and Marechaussee), for high-grade appointments within the Defence organization and for international positions. After passing the ACSC exams, the students receive a certificate “Brevet Hogere Defensie Vorming” (HDV) as well as an academic title as graduates of the "Executive Master of Security and Defence (EMSD)".

The curriculum of ACSC consists of three modules: International Security Studies / Military Strategy Studies / Management Studies. The ACSC course takes place from the end of August till mid-July.  The SSR course will be part of the ACSC programme. The Advanced SSR course will give the students a holistic view of areas such as peacebuilding and peacekeeping. It will also contribute to an integration of several ACSC lessons on international security and military planning.