Application for 2018 courses has closed. The application period for courses in 2019 will open later the year 2018.
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.
According to Finland’s National Strategy for Civilian Crisis Management, the most important task of civilian crisis management training is to ensure that Finland has a sufficient number of trained experts to meet our civilian crisis management participation target and priority areas. Thus, one of the most important selection criterion for the Finnish participants is the likelihood of being selected as a candidate for a seconded expert position through CMC Finland. In general, the selection of participants for the course is based on how well the applicant’s profile of expertise matches with the civilian crisis management expert positions offered by the missions at the moment. Hence the mandates and goals, as well as the need for personnel, of the ongoing civilian crisis management missions have a major value when selecting course participants.
The basic selection criteria for the course participants are the readiness and will to apply for expert position in civilian crisis management missions withing 12 monts after completing the course, a relevant educational background (a degree), relevant work experience (a minimum of three years), excellent English skills, a driver’s licence (category B) and good physical and mental health.
More information and instructions how to apply: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/basiccourse2018
The application process for the Finnish police officers aiming to apply for police expert positions in the missions is through Sinetti (Police University College). However, police applicants must complete the Lyyti application as well.