Introduction to Security Sector Reform

ASPR (Austria)
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22/01/2019 - 25/01/2019
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Brussels Belgium
Overall Aim
The course aims at providing civilian SSR programme staff and advisors with in-depth knowledge on the long-term aspects of Security Sector Reform processes which are linked to the overall recovery effort in a post-conflict context and will be a crucial part on the way to sustainable development and good governance. This is done through an interactive course design where both trainers’ and participants’ experience is valued and practical solutions are identifies. The Security Sector Reform course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to carry out a comprehensive review of the post-conflict context and surrounding, as well as associated reform processes to SSR programmes. The participants will be able to identify challenges and options for improved approaches to result oriented programme support.
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After completion of the ENTRi SSR course, participants should be able to: 1. Identify the civilian aspects of long-term Security Sector Reform processes 2. Define the roles and mandates of different actors in the field (security and civilian stakeholders) and the interaction between them 3. Apply capacity building methods to strengthen local capacities and ensure a balanced approach which promotes local ownership 4. Successfully manage associated processes such as legal and political reforms to benefit the SSR processes
Experts working in crisis management/peace support missions who have a background or function in security sector reform. A particular focus is on personnel working on SSR processes with long term frameworks who foresee spending a significant time in such a working context. Maximum 20 participants, preferably from international civilian crisis management/peace support missions (EU, UN, OSCE, AU etc). Experts from NGOs are also welcome to apply. There is no registration fee. Short-listed candidates will have to cover their own travel expenses. Full board accommodation (in single rooms) will be provided free of charge to participants. Please note that while ENTRi courses are primarily geared toward civilian personnel working in international crisis management missions, police and military candidates are welcome to apply. Please also note that course participants from the military are required to cover their own expenses during the course, including accommodation, board, and travel costs.
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Advanced/Specialised Training
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Civilians, Police
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