|Basic Course on Civilian Crisis Management||16 – 28 May and 22 August – 3 September|
|Integrated Peace Operations||6 – 12 June|
|EU Integrated Crisis Management||6 – 11 September|
|Hostile Environment Awareness Training||22 – 27 November|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
– 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. Apply here.
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.
The IPO course is organised under the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management, i.e. together with FINCENT.
The IPO 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 IPO 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.
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
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.