EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

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EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

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EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT




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EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

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EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

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  1. 1. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT ANEXO I: INFORMATION NOTE ON NOMINATION OF PARTICIPANTS FROM MEMBER STATES TO COURSES OFFERED IN 2006 1. Prerequisites for Participation 1.2 Prerequisites for Participation in all Courses Taking into account recruitment standards of international organisations, all participants should ♦ be aged preferably between 25 and 60 ♦ have expertise and relevant working experience in their respective areas of professional competence ♦ have a first level university degree or equivalent professional experience ♦ have a very good command of English ♦ have a valid driving licence ♦ be computer literate ♦ be in good physical and mental health ♦ be able to work under pressure and endure difficult conditions ♦ be motivated, willing and available to serve in a mission ♦ be able and willing to work in a team and within a multicultural environment All participants should have expertise in their respective areas of professional competence as defined within the commitment procedures of the Council and should be motivated and willing to serve in a mission. Nominees to Core Courses should also be willing to undergo further function specific training in one of the specialisation courses in order to get fully prepared for a mission. As the courses’ working language is English nominees must have a good command of the English language in order to be able to actively contribute to, and fully benefit from the training course. Nominees should be in a good state of health. This is not only necessary for later deployment but also for some of the outdoor training activities. Since the programme is built upon a modular system, participants who wish to arrive late or would like to depart early can not be accepted. The intensive format of the programme does not allow for any additional commitments during the course. 1.3 Further Prerequisites for Participation in Specialisation Courses The precondition for the attendance of a Specialisation Course is having participated in one of the “Core Courses” (or a similar basic mission preparation training course) or to have, acquired through personal experiences, a thorough knowledge of the work in an international field mission. Specialisation Course on “Human Rights and Democratisation” ♦ This course addresses the training needs of professionals who could be involved in human rights and democratisation related activites in field missions. 1
  2. 2. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT ♦ Participants to the course must already have a basic understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law as well as of concepts and principles of democracy promotion. Specialisation Course on “Rule of Law” ♦ The course is aimed at legal professionals in particular judges, prosecutors and lawyers, as well as correctional officers. Specialisation Course on “Organising Civilian Administration” ♦ Participants should have previous working experience in a leading, consultative or advisory function. Specialisation Course on “Mission Management, Administration and Support” ♦ Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in the missions, the course addresses not only technical and administrative experts but also middle and senior management staff. Therefore, the target group will comprise of participants with previous experience in these fields. Pilot EU-UN Specialisation Course on “Child Protection, Monitoring and Rehabilitation” ♦ Participants must have relevant professional background in working on child issues in filed operations. ♦ Participants should have a basic understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law. Training Course on “Civil-Military Coordination” ♦ The course addresses middle and senior management staff in the civilian categories: police, rule of law and civilian administration. ♦ Participants should have expertise and relevant working experience in their respective areas of professional competence. EU-UN Training Course on “Human Rights” ♦ Participants should already have some kind of field experience with mid-level responsibilities. 2. Nomination of Participants Depending on the working procedures of the training institutions, participants will either receive their ticket from the training institution or will be reimbursed the full fare of an economy class return flight ticket (or first class train ticket). For local travel from the airport or capitals to the training venues collective transport will be organised by the training institutions (with the exception of Paris and Pisa). The grant of the European Commission and the project partners will provide for educational materials, and full board accommodation in single or double rooms for the time of the event (details are indicated in the table “Information on Courses”). No additional costs for accommodation before or after the collective transports to/from the training centres will be covered. Furthermore, participants will be responsible for all beverages, laundry, and other personal costs. Requests for Information  General information about the “EC Project on Training for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management” can be obtained from the project’s website: www.eutraininggroup.net 2
  3. 3. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT 3. Courses offered Thirteen EU training courses will be offered in 9 EU Member States. On the basis of identified functions and target groups, courses will be based on general outlines which have been drafted in the project’s earlier phases as well as on the priorities identified by the Commission and Council Secretariat and identified needs from the field in international missions. Details on the course outlines/modules are included in the “Madrid Report” as well as in the “Rome Report”. For details on the organisers and the dates of the courses please see Appendix 2: “Information on Courses in 2006”. Five Core Courses in Austria, Italy, UK, Finland and Hungary Core Courses will consist of modules designed to provide the participants with the basic knowledge and skills required on a mission, independent of the specific function they will fulfil as experts in their own fields. All the modules should enhance desirable personal attitudes, stress the importance of the active involvement of the host society, and promote a reflective and critical approach with regard to the complex issues of civilian crisis prevention and management when implementing concrete projects in the field, i.e. skills that are practised in direct interaction with people. Participants will also be provided with an overall picture of the different specific functional tasks needed in a mission and how they are interrelated, which shall demonstrate the need for coherence. In addition, the Core Course will contribute to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members, and a sense of common identity and purpose for EU mission-support. One specialisation course on “Human Rights and Democratisation” in France (with 18 participants) The course will be mainly based on case studies from Africa, the Balkans, Latin America, and will cover issues such as human rights education, human rights promotion, capacity- building and technical assistance, with special attention to issues that are relevant for vulnerable groups, as well as the various components of a (re)emerging democratization dynamics, to be taken into consideration from the beginning of the international initial assessment and deployment, i.e. , political representation before elections, political party development, elections preparation, political dialogue between communities, civil society support and interaction with institution building, role of media in democratisation processes. The importance of encompassing all these issues in the same course is key in order to familiarize experts in these different fields with the strong links between them, and with the overall objective and challenges. Two specialisation courses on “Rule of Law” in Sweden and Spain (with 18 participants each) Within the scope of the rule of law, the functions all have the overriding purpose to promote, secure and strengthen the rule of law, in the administration of justice as well as in the administration in general. The expert functions to be provided for, within the framework of a mission, will require training, particularly of judges, prosecutors and lawyers, as well as correctional officers. In some of the courses offered, there will be an opportunity for further specialisation within a certain field of the Rule of Law. In these cases, the first week will offer a general course including all the participants, regardless of their professional background. During the second week, the participants will be split up into sub-groups, for specific training 3
  4. 4. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT relevant to their field of expertise, such as organised crime, criminal law etc. The conditions and methods for carrying out these functions will vary, depending upon which phase of crisis management the mission in question is planned for. It involves monitoring the functioning of the legal system, at the earlier stages of conflict escalation, strengthening or replacing the local mechanisms of justice in an executive phase, and, in the later stages of post-conflict rehabilitation, encouraging improvements in the administration of justice by suggesting systematic changes to the legal and judicial systems in the mission area as necessary and appropriate, and by undertaking legal reform and legislative review projects in order to bring domestic laws into line with recognised international standards. One specialisation course on “Organising Civilian Administration” in France (with 18 participants) The training in “Organising Civilian Administration” will aim at providing participants with organisational development, planning, and management tools for the supervision, coaching, development, and execution of administrative systems in crisis situations. Participants will learn to manage limited resources in a constantly changing environment. They will be enabled to support the successful civilian administration in an economically and social- psychologically well-grounded way. This requires general organisational development and project management skills such as planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects, in particular management of change and human resource management skills including teambuilding, leadership, decision making, and problem solving, and a profound legal background. Furthermore knowledge related to the specific functions of civilian administration by the international community, and the know-how to apply this knowledge in specific areas, institutions, and issues will be imparted in the course. Considering the different tasks of future civilian administration mission members the professional background of participants can be manifold. But participants should have previous working experience in a leading, consultative or advisory function. One specialisation course on “Mission Management, Administration and Support” in Germany (with 18 participants) The overall objective of the Mission Administration and Support Course is to provide its participants with in-depth knowledge and skills needed to plan, set up and run small and larger-scale field missions. In addition, the course shall contribute to the creation of a similar management culture among future mission members who have different professional, organisational and cultural backgrounds, and a sense of common identity and purpose for EU mission support. The course will consist of four main modules divided into different subject areas aiming at increasing participants’ and future field mission personnel’s operational awareness and handling of: a) the planning of a field operation/mission b) the set-up and implementation of field missions c) a sustainable and efficient support and management of field missions. The methodology is participatory and will include case studies, scenarios, group discussion and exercises. It is foreseen that senior staff from existing field mission (EU, UN, OSCE) will be available as resource persons. Moreover, the methodology encourages the creation of new knowledge and skills through the interaction that takes place between participants with diverse experience, professional skills, and national backgrounds. One Pilot EU-UN Specialisation Course on “Child Protection, Monitoring and Rehabilitation” in Austria (with 25 participants) 4
  5. 5. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAINING FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT The overall objective of the EU – UN Specialisation Course on “Child Protection, Monitoring and Rehabilitation” is the improvement of the preparation of experts who would like to become involved in monitoring, advisory, and executive functions related to children in crisis areas. The purpose of this course is not limited to familiarising participants with concepts and best practices. The course also seeks to enable participants to exchange respective expertises, and therewith build capacity in EU and UN institutions to improve their training on this topic. To this effect, the course should also serve as training-of-trainers. The approx. 25 participants of the course must already have a relevant professional background in working on child issues in field operations and should also have a basic understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law. In addition, participants shall have the capacity to multiply the effects of this training. Approximately half of the places are reserved for UN personnel. One Training Course on “Civil-Military Coordination” in Sweden (with 25 participants) In order to support a coordinated EU training policy in the field of ESDP, with civilian and military dimensions as decided at the European Council in Thessaloniki, a course on Civil- Military Coordination will be offered. The rationale behind this Training Project stems from the need to prepare for situations in the field where guidance may or may not be available in the instruments defining the mandate of an EU crisis operation, and from the necessity to provide mission- and related personnel with the opportunity to acquire hands-on knowledge of civil-military coordination before deployment. The Civil-Military Coordination Training Course has the character of a staff level course, to the extent that field level functions are not concerned. Having in the preparatory stages of this sub-project identified the relevant professional categories likely to interface in operations, from the civil and military side in planning, support and field operations, the course is prepared for a targeted circle of nominees (i.e. the level of staff of the different categories that could interact). The modules provide participants with knowledge of the objectives of the different professional categories in an operation, so as to foster wider understanding and form the basis for better coordination. The modules enhance desirable attitudes for co-operation, and promote a reflective and cooperative approach to the complex issues of crisis management. The participants are provided with and overview of the different functional tasks of all the mission components and their interrelations, which will demonstrate the need for coherent action in a multifunctional mission. The understanding of the components’ different administrative and management cultures paves the way for converging identity and philosophy for multifunctional missions. Taking into account the different categories of staff involved in the missions, the course addresses middle and senior management staff. The civilian participants belong to one of the following categories: police, rule of law, and civil administration. These individuals have expertise and relevant working experience in their respective areas of professional competence. One EU-UN Training Course on “Human Rights” in Italy (with 25 participants) The aim of the EU-UN Course is to train a limited group of field officers to better perform in international field operations in which both the EU and the UN are involved. The target group of this joint EU-UN Course is composed of approximately 25 UN and EU Member States officers/experts (10-12 from the UN and 10-12 from the EU). The presence of a limited number of CivPol and of military officers is envisaged. Participants of the training course should already have some kind of field experience with mid-level responsibilities. 5

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