A Comprehensive Approach to Gender in Operations (DL 3.8.2023)

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Course description

CMC Finland is looking for applicants for a Comprehensive Approach to Gender in Operations course. The course is organized and conducted in collaboration by the Spanish and Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, and the Army Advanced Technical School under the auspice of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

Application period is open between 26.7.-3.8.2023.

Course objectives

This course aims to increase operational effectiveness by equipping participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively operationalise a gender perspective in CSDP and international missions and operations.

More information on the course can be found here.

Time and venue

The course will take place in Madrid, Spain from 25 to 29 September 2023. Participants are required to complete selected e-Learning modules in the preparatory phase preceding the residential part of this course. The completion of both the online and residential course components is a precondition for receiving the course certificate.

Target audience

The course is primarily aimed at middle management military officials, civilians including police, and diplomats from EU Member States, EU Institutions, and relevant Agencies, who are assigned or interested to participate in (future) CSDP, NATO, OSCE, or UN missions or operations, or who are to be assigned to a position in a fragile state. CMC Finland is looking to nominate a candidate for the course who has completed the basic training in civilian crisis management (BCCCM, IPOC, UNPOC or equivalent) or has been deployed by CMC Finland. Finnish secondees currently in missions should apply through their mission or organization.

CMC Finland will nominate a candidate and course organizers make the final selection.

Selection of participants

Applications are welcome until 3.8.2023 by 16.15 (UTC+3). Applicants are informed as soon as the selections are made. Apply to the course by filling in the Webropol form.


CMC Finland covers the fees only for the selected candidate nominated by CMC Finland. CMC will not pay per diems during this course. Finnish secondees currently in missions should apply through their mission or organization.

More information

Further information and instructions are given by CMC Training Unit (training@cmcfinland.fi).

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