Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland is a centre for expertise in civilian crisis management, and it is therefore responsible for national training in the area of civilian crisis management. In addition to the partners of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management, we are engaged in training cooperation with the National Defence University, the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) and the PeaceTalk research project at the University of Oulu.
In particular, CMC Finland supports the training activities of the EU and the UN through different working groups. We are also a member of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) and two EU projects: EU Police and Civilian Services Training (EUPCST) and EU Civilian Training Initiative (EUCTI). The aim of international training cooperation is to develop civilian crisis management training both in terms of themes and content, identify any training needs, standardise training, promote trainer and student exchange, and develop teaching methods.
The aim of CMC Finland’s research and development activities is to produce new information to improve national capabilities in civilian crisis management. In R&D activities, CMC Finland cooperates with universities, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and governmental partners. Research activities focus on projects carried out in such consortiums as the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON, The Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network) to study the impact of crisis management, for example.