Wednesday 02 October 2019 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 02-05 October 2019. This tailored level 1 SSR training was part of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) Core Course. It was conducted by the Austrian Ministry of Defence and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), in collaboration with DCAF-ISSAT. The entire ESDC Core course ran from 02-09 October 2019.
This international training course brought together approximately 34 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 included components of the DCAF-ISSAT’s level 1 introductory training. Topics addressed by DCAF-ISSAT included 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 was 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 were used throughout the course.