Thursday 04 October 2018 Session
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence has requested DCAF-ISSAT’s support to run the first part of an ESDC SSR training course from October 04-06 2018. This tailored level 1 SSR training is part of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) Core Course. It will be conducted by the Austrian Ministry of Defence and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), in collaboration with DCAF-ISSAT. However, DCAF-ISSAT’s trainers will be present at the training venue from Monday 01 October to ensure an adequate preparation prior to the course that will start on October 03. The entire ESDC Core course will run from October 03-10 2018.
This international training course will bring together approximately 25 to 30 participants from different ministries and governmental institutions, personnel serving in different international and regional organisations and international crisis response missions/operations as well as personnel from NGOs and Think Tanks.
The first part of the training will include components of the DCAF-ISSAT’s level 1 introductory training. Topics to be addressed by DCAF-ISSAT will include concept, policy framework and contexts of SSR, governance, SSR in post-conflict contexts, the role of civil society and non-state security actors in SSR, the coordination for SSR as well as cross-cutting issues such as the human rights and gender equality standards. Special attention will be paid to the introduction of practical examples through case studies. Interactive co-learning methodologies and simulation exercises that encourage participants to share their own experiences will be used throughout the course.