The Crisis Management Centre Finland organises the Basic Course on Civilian Crisis Management, formerly the EU Concept Core Course. In 2019 there will be only one Basic Course from 24 August to 5 September. The course is a pre-requisite for Finnish civilian crisis management experts planning on applying for international field missions, unless they have former experience in civilian crisis management.
Application is now closed.
The course will provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge required on an international peace mission, independent of the specific function they will fulfil as experts in their own fields. Because most Finnish experts are seconded to EU missions, the course focuses on the EU’s civilian crisis management activities. However, all subjects and skills taught during the course are relevant also in the OSCE, United Nations and other operations. The course includes a Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), an intensive four-day module aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad; a prerequisite for high risk missions.