Civilian crisis management training aims to ensure that experts leaving for operations can work efficiently and safely in their new environment. Working for an international organisation means that the working culture, practices, chain of command and powers are as a rule different from what experts are used to.
Job descriptions often require flexibility and ability to adapt to a new role where strong expertise and experience acquired in the past will be utilised in new ways. For example, an expert who is accustomed to the executive role may have to advise local authorities through an interpreter, using international rather than national law as the main framework. In civilian crisis management operations, it is essential to take into account the different security issues of each area of operation.
CMC Finland participates in projects that are seen to contribute to the civilian crisis management capabilities of both international organisations and Finnish experts. CMC Finland is currently involved in the EUPCST project. The members of the Consortium organise training for experts who have applied for international tasks. Information on the training is provided on the CMC Finland website and through press releases.