Conditions of Participation and Costs

All participants must have the require level of expertise for each course in their respective profession related to crisis management, humanitarian assistance, development cooperation or peace missions, and should already be or plan to be involved in planning and implementing strategies and tasks related to the topic of the particular course, either from their home base in governmental or non-governmental organisations or in a leading position in the field.

The working language is English, thus applicants must have a good command of English in order to be able to actively contribute to and fully benefit from the training courses under this programme.

Late arrivals and early departures are not accepted.


All ESDC Courses are offered by the host EU Member state, in this case Austria over the Austrian Ministry of Defence which supports the ASPR accordingly.

The remaining cost cover full board accommodation at a selected hotel for the time of the course duration. Further to this, participants are to cover their international travel up to Vienna, organise and pay for their visa and medical insurance if applicable.

The cost for full-board accommodation for the duration of the course is as follows:

 ESDC Core Course on SSR (eight days):

Please refer to the attached course information.

ESDC Course on Recovery and Stabilisation Strategies (five days): Information will be available soon

ESDC Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Course (five days): Information will be available soon

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