|Basic Course on Civilian Crisis Management||16 – 28 May (POSTPONED)
22 August – 3 September
|Integrated Peace Operations Course||6 – 12 June (CANCELLED)
|EU Integrated Crisis Management||6 – 11 September|
|Course on Supporting Host State Authorities in Distrupting Criminal Organisations||23- 25 September|
|Hostile Environment Awareness Training||22 – 27 November|
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In 2020, CMC Finland organises two Basic Courses on Civilian Crisis Management: 16 – 28 May and 22 August – 3 September. The course provides participants with the basic skills and knowledge required independent of the specific function they will fulfil in international peace missions. A sample course program is available here. These courses include the HEAT security training (Hostile Environment Awareness Training), an intensive module aimed at professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad – a prerequisite for high risk missions.
Target audience: The course is open to both Finnish and international participants. Qualified national staff members of missions where Finland contributes experts to are highly encouraged to apply. All applicants apply through the same process and will be allocated on the appropriate course by CMC Finland.
– be ready and willing to participate in civilian crisis management missions after the completion of the course (within 12 months after completing the course);
– have an educational a degree and professional background suitable for civilian crisis management missions;
– have relevant work experience (the minimum of three years);
– be proficient in English;
– have a valid driving licence (category B without restriction 78; driving license restricted only to vehicles with automatic transmission); and
– be physically and mentally in good health.
– For Finnish participants, tuition, meals and travels during the course are covered by CMC Finland.
– For non-Finnish participants, there is a course fee which covers tuition, meals and travels during the course. To find out more, please contact email@example.com
– For the selected national staff members, there is no course fee.
– Tuition, meals, accommodation and travels during the course are provided by CMC Finland.
– No per diem is provided by CMC Finland.
– Travels to and from the course venue should be arranged independently.
– National staff members are advised to consult their mission for possible financial support in attending the course.
Deadline: The last day for applications for 2020 courses is 31.12.2019 at 23:59.
CMC Finland organises advanced courses on selected topics. These courses are open to non-roster members as well. In addition, we send roster members to advanced courses organised by partner institutions.
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA EPIDEMIC!
The IPC course is organised under the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management, i.e. together with FINCENT.
The IPC course is unique in that it brings together experts looking to work in the different components of a UN Mission, as well as UN Country Team, and allows them to train together in mixed teams.
The IPC course aims to enhance the participants’ knowledge of the UN integrated approach in peace operations. Experts looking to work in the civilian, police and military components work together learning not only about their own component, but especially about the work of the other components. The course increases the participants’ ability to plan and work together, share information and collaborate with all elements of the integrated Mission, including the UN Country Team. The course participants will be able to utilise the integrated approach to a fuller extent, making their own efforts in the Mission more effective.
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:
– discuss the characteristics of modern conflicts
– explain the organisation of modern multidimensional integrated UN missions
– summarise the functions of the mission components and the UN Country Team
– demonstrate means of collaboration and coordination between different components and units aiming for better information sharing and coordinated action
– recognise the main differences between the UN integrated approach and that of the AU, NATO and EU
Time and place: 6-12 June 2020, Kuopio, Finland. The course consists of an eLearning phase (of about 6 hours) as well as the residential part in Kuopio. Completion of the eLearning phase is a prerequisite for attendance in the face-to-face training. 100% attendance of both is required for a successful completion of the course.
Target audience: Participants should be experts (civilians, police, military) who work in areas related to crisis management/peace operations in the wider context, including humanitarian and development sectors. The course is open for participants who currently work in a crisis area as well as to those looking to be deployed to a Mission or Operation in the future. Basic knowledge of peace operations is a pre-requisite either through previous experience or through more thorough pre-course tasks and studies. Good comprehension of written and spoken English is a requirement.
Participation fee: Participants are requested to cover the cost of full-board accommodation at the on-campus Course Hotel. The total cost for full-board accommodation (incl. coffee breaks and social events) amounts to € 700 per person. Course fee does not apply to experts listed in FINCENT’s or CMC Finland’s roster – if you are affiliated with these organisations, please check if the course fee applies to you.
Deadline: The last day for applications is 29.3.2020. See the Invitation to Apply here.
The EUCIM course is organised under the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management, i.e. together with FINCENT. It is hosted by FINCENT.
The general objective of the course is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the EU’s Integrated Approach on crisis management, as well as to increase information sharing, collaboration and cooperation among the different actors, namely military and civilian crisis management, humanitarian and development aid actors in the wider context of CFSP/CSDP.
Time and place: 6-11 September 2020, Helsinki, Finland. The course consists of an eLearning phase as well as the residential part in Helsinki, both being compulsory.
Target audience: Participants should preferably be senior level experts (civilian, police, military) who work in areas related to crisis management in the wider context of CFSP/CSDP, or work currently in a crisis area or can be prospective participants in the future EU missions or operations. Priority is given to the personnel from EU Member States being deployed to CSDP Missions and Operations.
Participation fee: TBA
Organised crime is a major threat to security and stability as well as to domestic and global economies. When tackling organised crime, the focus is not on specific types of crime, it is about criminality ranging from drug trafficking to serious violent crimes being committed systematically and within criminal structures. The connections between transnational organised crime and state fragility, armed conflict and terrorism have become obvious over recent decades. International cooperation to counter these threats is vital.
The course aims to enhance missions’ and other international organisations’ capacities in Kosovo in assisting local authorities in countering organised crime.
Experience has shown that due to the diverse background of mission members and continuous staff rotation, a standardised approach and practical guidance for advising on organised crime matters would be useful. There is an ever stronger need among monitors, trainers, advisors and mentors alike for concise and systematic tools to help them situate themselves in the local context within relatively short deployments and mission mandates.
The course strengthens the conceptual and practical understanding of how to give strategic advice related to fighting organised crime in Kosovo. It brings together the expertise, mechanisms and lessons learned and facilitates discussions among colleagues on how to best operationalise new guidelines in the field.
The course presents an overall approach to tackling organised crime in host states by linking political and tactical levels, and providing a comprehensive list of examples and recommendations for each phase of the process. Doing so, it supports advisers and their missions and local counterparts in a range of circumstances.
The course provides an overview of good practice in assisting authorities in the host country to identify and implement efficient strategic and tactical tools to disrupt organised crime groups and activities.
The training will cover advising, monitoring and mentoring activities both on strategic and operational levels in the following areas:
• strategy/public policy development
• monitoring strategy implementation
• assessment and oversight mechanisms
• delineation of competencies in fighting organised crime
• legislation analysis
• capacity building
• gender aspects
• internal regulations and intra-agency cooperation
• inter-agency cooperation
• international cooperation
The trainers include experts on organised crime and the authors of The CSDP Handbook on Advisory Support to Tackling Organized Crime.
Target audience: Monitors, trainers, advisors and mentors in the field of organised crime working for international missions and operations in Kosovo.
Logistics: The course is envisaged to be held in Pristina, Kosovo, during the latter part of September. The training is foreseen to be two and a half days in duration. There is no tuition fee, however, participants are expected to cover their own expenses, including travel, accommodation, meals as well as insurance.
Application: As stated above, the course is aimed for international experts already working in advisory support to tackling organised crime (OC) type of roles in Kosovo for different international organisations.
Futrher information: For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive course aiming to train professionals to deal effectively with risks-associated and emergency/critical situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad.
The training is expected to align participants’ understanding of the minimum required behavioral field requirements when confronted as an individual or a team member staff of an international field operation whatever his/her professional background could be.
The course is designed to:
– improve participants’ knowledge about multiple threats present in hostile field environments and to learn how to deal with them in an effective manner;
– rehearse and practice safety and security procedures accordingly with the specific threat;
– trigger individual skill dealing with different stressful situations;
– trigger group dynamics dealing with multiple stressful situations.
Time and place: 22-27 November in Tampere and Jämijärvi. The course consists of an eLearning phase as well as the residential part, both being compulsory.
Target audience: Professionals working or are aiming to work with national or international organisations (e.g. EU, UN, OSCE), international non-governmental organisations, governments, the academic or private sector who want to prepare to work in conflict areas and hostile environments.
Participation fee: TBA
In 2020, CMC Finland organises a Pre-Deployment Course on 31 March – 3 April in Brussels under the auspices of ESDC (European Security and Defence College). Selected mission members waiting to be deployed can apply through their seconding authority. Contract staff can apply through ESDC secretariat (Secretariat-ESDC@eeas.europa.eu).
Finnish experts selected for positions in missions must take part in a pre-deployment training (PDT) as assigned by CMC Finland. The content of the pre-deployment training depends on the training requirements of the mission and international organization as well as the training needs of the expert being deployed. At the very minimum, the pre-deployment training generally consists of a briefing on employment matters, organization/mission specific training and country specific training.