Netherlands

Netherlands

Police Masterclass 2017

Canada, Netherlands, Norway , UK mandate in Canada 25.09.2017. - 06.10.2017.

Whilst many countries have designed and delivered specific training programs to prepare police officers for participation in peacekeeping missions, there are far fewer opportunities to prepare police experts to act as advisors and mentors to reform initiatives in post-conflict and transitional, organisational development contexts. A good advisor/expert requires a different set of skills, attitude and level of knowledge from those needed for traditional and narrowly defined peacekeeping deployments.

The National Police of the Netherlands, together with DCAF/ISSAT took the initiative to further explore this need in 2011 via their partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office and College of Policing and the Norwegian Police University College. 

To date 84 delegates from 9 different countries have participated in a Masterclass. Evaluation showed them to have been very successful and alumni of this pilot programme have already made important career moves following the Masterclass. 

There is significant ownership by the five policing organisations, who have taken over the roll-out of the course for the long-term. The modules developed will also assist ISSAT in the inclusion of more police reform modules/examples into its Level 2 Advanced SSR training course.

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Police Masterclass 2017

Netherlands, UK mandate in Netherlands, UK 25.09.2017. - 06.10.2017.

The course aims to prepare law enforcement officials from donor countries to serve in missions abroad as police reform/SSR advisors. The course responds to a need that has been identified by each of the partners, to have police officers with a solid background in SSR issues and working in post-conflict contexts

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Police Masterclass 2017

Netherlands, UK mandate in Netherlands, UK 25.09.2017. - 06.10.2017.

The course aims to prepare law enforcement officials from donor countries to serve in missions abroad as police reform/SSR advisors. The course responds to a need that has been identified by each of the partners, to have police officers with a solid background in SSR issues and working in post-conflict contexts

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Advanced Security Sector Reform Course for Netherlands Advanced Command and Staff Course 13 (ACSC13)

Netherlands mandate in Netherlands 13.06.2017. - 16.06.2017.

To gain insight in the SSR concept and characteristics. See also objectives below (#5).

 

Participants are students of the ACSC13.  The aim of ASCS is to prepare selected officers (rank major)  from all 4 services (Royal NL Navy, Army, Air Force and Marechaussee), for high-grade appointments within the Defence organization and for international positions. After passing the ACSC exams, the students receive a certificate “Brevet Hogere Defensie Vorming” (HDV) and an academic title: Executive Master of Security and Defence (EMSD). The curriculum of ACSC exists of three modules: International Security Studies, Military Strategy Studies and Management Studies. The ACSC course takes place from the end of August till mid-July.  The SSR course will be part of the ACSC programme. The Advanced SSR course will give the students a holistic view on peacekeeping, peacebuilding etc . It will also contribute to an integration of several ACSC lessons on international security and military planning. 

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Sensitisation training on SSR for EU and NATO

Netherlands mandate in Belgium 01.06.2017. - 02.06.2017.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the support of ISSAT to organise a 2-day sensitisation briefing on SSR for EU, NATO - with a specific focus on the role of the military. The briefing will take place from 1-2 June in Brussels at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, and bring together approximately 20-30 representatives from the EU, NATO and perhaps some member states - including Dutch ministries.

Through a combination of practical, hands-on exercises, this course will aim to enhance the skills, capacity and strategic thinking of participants on SSR principles through the sharing of views and experiences related to SSR. It will highlight issues such as the principles and characteristics of SSR, enhancing governance and oversight of security and justice institutions, the linkages between justice and police reform and sustainable capacity building.

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