(CANCELED) ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform (SSR) - Vienna, Austria

Wednesday 01 April 2020 Session

01 April - 08 April 2020


A decision has been taken to cancel the course on Security Sector Reform in light of the developing COVID 19 outbreak. Whilst this cancellation is very unfortunate, the decision was made with considerable thought and consideration of potential risk towards all participants and personnel involved.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence has requested DCAF-ISSAT’s support to run the first part of an ESDC SSR training course in Vienna. This tailored introductory SSR training is part of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) Core Course that will run from 1-8 April 2020. It is conducted by the Austrian Ministry of Defence and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), in collaboration with DCAF-ISSAT. 

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 introductory training on SSR. 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.

Target audience:

Civilian, police and military experts from governments, civil society, the private sector, international institutions and agencies as well as international non-governmental organizations who are engaged in security (sub-) sector reform, post-conflict reconstruction and development cooperation are invited to participate in this course.

How to apply:

To apply to the course, please visit ASPR's website and follow instructions.

Application deadline: 26 January 2020

01 April - 08 April 2020 (8 days)