Courses

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

Duration

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

Duration

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

Duration

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. 

Training Course

Pilot Course on Prevention, Release and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups

Duration

2019-12-02 - 2019-12-07

Children's experiences within armed groups or armed forces invariably leave them traumatized and deprived of their childhood, whether they were used in combat roles or not. The release and reintegration of children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG) must emanate from the child, and emphasize the role of the family and community with the intention of achieving an effective and sustainable reintegration.

Girls and boys must be provided with tailored service, such as family reunification, psychosocial support and education. Failing to support children can lead to further marginalization and exposure to violence, and may later lead to re-recruitment into armed violence or organized crime. To build sustainable peace and protect children from armed conflict, the direct humanitarian assistance given to CAAFAG must be linked with long term peacebuilding and development agendas, as well as measures to prevent (re-)recruitment into armed violence.

This six-day course will be built around the trajectories and lived experiences of children being recruited to, functioning within, as well as being released from armed groups and forces, emphasizing the role of the family and community in the success of reintegration as well as taking into account the overlapping areas between child protection frameworks and DDR (disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants).

For full information about the Pilot Course on Prevention, Release and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups, kindly follow the link. Last day for application is 20 October 2019. 

The course takes place 2019-12-02 - 2019-12-07 in Barcelona, Spain. 

Training Course

The 19th School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation

Duration

26 Oct 2019 to 08 Nov 2019

The International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS) is calling for applications from peace activists, community development workers, scholars, journalists and youth, women and religious leaders for its next School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation Course. The two-week course will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 26th October – 8th November 2019. It will include workshops, lectures and exposure visits to local communities and peace initiatives.

For more details about the 19th School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation, kindly follow the link. 

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