Courses

Course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (ESDC & UN certified)

Women, children, the elderly, refugees, internally displaced persons, people with special needs and minorities are especially affected by the consequences of national and international armed conflict. It is therefore imperative comprehensively to protect the civilian population in all armed conflicts.

Scheduled Course

Course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (ESDC & UN certified): 18 – 23 February 2018
Application Deadline: 1 December 2017
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Course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (ESDC & UN certified): 11 – 16 November 2018
Application Deadline: 3 September 2018

ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform

The reform of the national security sector has become one of the major topics of international concern regarding crisis management and post-crisis recovery during the last decade.
The focus on traditional security actors such as the police, the military, the judiciary, prison personnel, border guards, and intelligence has been complemented by a more comprehensive view on human security, bringing the basic needs and physical, social and economic security and safety of individuals and the population to the centre of attention.

Scheduled Course

ESDC Core Course on SSR: 11 – 19 April 2018
Application Deadline: 31 January 2018
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ESDC Core Course on SSR: 3 – 11 October 2018
Application Deadline: 25 July 2018

ESDC Course on Recovery and Stabilisation Strategies

This Senior Level Course on Recovery and Stabilisation Strategies is jointly organized by the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), the Austrian Ministry of Defence, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) as a contribution from the Republic of Austria to the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

Scheduled Course

ESDC Course on Recovery and Stabilisation Strategies: 3 – 8 June 2018
Application Deadline: 25 March 2018
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Launched in 2009 as „Peacebuilding Course“ it has provided professionals from diverse backgrounds with a comprehensive approach to recovery in post-conflict contexts.

Over the last years, it became apparant that the course focus needed further fine tuning and adjustment in view of the increasing complexity and challenges of recovery and stabilisation processes.

Studies of ongoing peace missions have furthermore identified a number of strategic and planning shortfalls that this course will address in its endevour to build the necessary capacity for improved international support to address challenges with sustainable solutions.

The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) along with its partners undertook a full review of the original curriculum and has reorganised the programme design accordingly.

The adapted course includes improved structures to fully benefit from senior experts trainers as well as the exchange with fellow participants. 

The course is offered under the umbrella of the Academic Programme of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

 

Course duration is 5 days. Approximately 30 participants will be selected.

Course Brochure

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