Blended Training: Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security

Conflict and its myriad forms — interstate war, intrastate rebellion, armed militias destabilizing a region, violent extremism or social exclusion — affect all, especially at the local level. Understanding the root causes and drivers of conflict is one of several steps necessary to ensure local security.

In this training, you will gain specific knowledge, tailored approaches and practical tools to help you conduct a thorough conflict and security analysis. International experts will guide the discussion to impart a better understanding of how stakeholders at the different levels of government can promote positive conflict transformation.

Specific attention will be given to the concept of community security and its underlying principles. Using a diverse set of case studies, along with interactive workshop sessions, you will learn how to develop and implement a security plan.

Security at the local level can only be reached with an integrated approach focusing on immediate quick-wins and sustainable long-term solutions. Not only the security and justice sector, but all actors at the different governance layers play an essential role in achieving this goal. The course will take place in The Hague from 21 September to 16 November 2020.

Read more about the course Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security: blended training, by following the link. 

Registration is open until 4 September 2020!

Training Course

Course on Security Sector Reform (SSR)

Mid-level to senior practitioners


16 to 20/03/2020

SSR is an essential part of conflict prevention and peacebuilding around the world in current national processes and through international support. The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) offers a one-week SSR course for mid-level to senior practitioners where the conceptual approaches are combined with practical examples and methods for improved results.

Throughout the e-learning and the five-day residential phase, participants will explore the concept of SSR, building on democratic principles, human rights, gender equality and the rule of law. Experts and experienced practitioners will share theory and practical case studies to illustrate the comprehensive process of SSR. Specific technical areas and program approaches will be highlighted within the context of the wider, holistic process of reform. The challenges and opportunities arising in post-conflict situations will be discussed and analyzed with a focus on sustainable reforms, local ownership and political commitment.

For full information about the Course on Security Sector Reform (SSR), kindly follow the link. Last day for application was extended to 18 December 2019.

Training Course

ESDC Course on the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians

Senior national and international experts and decision-makers of armed forces (rank of Major/OF-3 and above), police (senior police officers and above), civilian mid to senior level staff from UN, EU and OSCE structures and other civilians


09/02/2020 - 14/02/2020

The course aims to give participants a comprehensive and critical understanding of the multiple dimensions and meanings of the protection of civilians (PoC) in armed conflict and crisis areas. This course enhances participants' knowledge and understanding of the EU integrated approach to conflict and crisis. It also aims to increase information sharing, collaboration and cooperation among the different actors, namely military, civilian crisis management, humanitarian and development aid actors in the wider context of CFSP/CSDP in the area of PoC in armed conflict. The course is an excellent opportunity to network and exchange views with other professionals from different institutional, geographical and cultural backgrounds, all working towards improving PoC in complex environments. The course will also provide an understanding of the challenges and problems faced by civilian, police and military decision makers in the field, as well as best practices aimed at preventing or responding to violence against civilians.

Application deadline: 25/11/2019

For full information about the ESDC Course on the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians, kindly follow the link. Last day for application is 20 October 2019. 

Training Course

Women, peace and security E-learning


29 January -10 March 2020

This e-learning course provides participants with an understanding of how a gender lens is critical to all elements of peacebuilding, conflict resolution and recovery work, initiatives and policy. It outlines the normative framework around women’s rights and peacebuilding, security sector governance, approaches to transitional justice, security policy making and awareness raising on women’s and gender issues. This course uses weekly case studies to illustrate how the normative framework has been put into practice in different regions of the world. Finally, the course takes a critical look at the implementation of the women, peace and security resolutions, including gaps that that make a comprehensive, realistic and effective response to gender, peace and security issues challenging in field as well as in the global discourse. Participants will critically analyse international interventions on peace and security from a women’s rights perspective.

For full information about the Women, peace and security E-learning, kindly follow the link. 

Training Course

Working at the Nexus between Human Rights and Conflict Transformation


11 November - 06 December 2019

Whether you work in a post-conflict or post-crisis context, or in complex political circumstances, whether your work focuses on humanitarian assistance, technical development issues or specifically on the protection of human rights, or on facilitating dialogue in conflict and post-conflict situations, the course will link your practice with the exploration of working on the nexus where human rights and conflict meet.

For full information about the Working at the Nexus between Human Rights and Conflict Transformation, kindly follow the link. Last day for application is 04 November 2019. 

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