ESDC Core Course on SSR

03/04/2014 - 07/04/2014

Target country

The course will be conducted by the Austrian MoD and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), in collaboration with ISSAT. The training programme will include components of the ISSAT’s Level 1 training and will bring together approximately 34 participants from different Austrian ministries and governmental institutions, from other EU member states and other nations (worldwide), from different international and regional organisations as well as personnel serving in international crisis response missions/operations.

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Mandate outputs / products

The components of ISSAT’s Level 1 training will be given during the first 2 1/2 days of the ESDC course (04 - 07 04 2014). The entire ESDC Core course is from 04 - 10 04 2014.

Outcome objectives of mandate

Introduce participants to the concept and evolution of SSR, including such issues as contexts, principles, programme areas and the highly political nature of SSR.

Review the key policy frameworks and actors involved in SSR, with a special emphasis on the EU and the UN.

Acquaint participants with key crosscutting issues in SSR programming such as oversight, gender and multi-actor coordination.

Examine sub-sector reform processes targeting statutory and non-statutory security and justice providers from the perspective of the security sector as whole.

Provide participants with opportunities to learn about SSR through a series of hands-on exercises in which they are exposed to many of the tools and techniques that SSR practitioners use on the ground.

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