Level 2 SSR Course (ESDC)

08/03/2015 - 13/03/2015

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This six-day training will bring together approximately 25 participants from the Finnish government, the EU, as well as representatives from donor and recipient countries. The course includes several modules covering topics such as the concept and context of SSR, governance, police reform and justice reform. Interactive co-learning methodologies and simulation exercises that encourage participants to share their own experiences will be used throughout the course.

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Mandate outputs / products

  • Increased  knowledge on the SSR key processes among practitioners;
  • Increased awareness of the inter-connected  nature of SSR activities and programmes.

Outcome objectives of mandate

The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT), in cooperation with the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), will organise a Core Course on “Security Sector Reform (SSR)”, in Helsinki, Finland, from 8-13 March 2015. The course will be carried out in partnership with DCAF/ISSAT.


The Core Course is primarily aimed at those who are dealing with or could be deployed in support of a bilateral, regional or multilateral mission to support security and justice reform programmes. The main objective of this training is to provide participants with opportunities to learn about the key SSR processes through a series of hands-on exercises. In addition, the training will highlight the key issues faced by an SSR advisor and will develop good practice examples through the collective sharing of filed experience. Participants will be exposed to many of the tools and techniques that SSR practitioners use on the ground. 

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