• World Map Peace Operations 2018/2019

    World Map Peace Operations 2018/2019

    Our map offers a comprehensive overview of the peace operations deployed by the UN, EU, AU, OSCE, and other organizations. Available online and as on paper.
     
  • New video: ENTRi - briefly explained

    New video: ENTRi - briefly explained

    Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi) are 12 European training institutions working for improving human security in areas where crisis management missions are deployed. They offer a huge range of courses and training material for free. We are part of it. Watch this video.
     
  • The African Standby Capacity: the world's first continental civilian roster for peace operations

    The African Standby Capacity: the world's first continental civilian roster for peace operations

    The African Standby Capacity is a continental civilian roster and candidates are invited to apply. But how? A new video reveals it. We're proud partners of this project.
     
  • ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in Portuguese

    ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL in Portuguese

    Are you getting ready for a crisis management mission or already working in the field? The ENTRi handbook IN CONTROL is now available for download in Portuguese.
     
  • Duty of Care

    Duty of Care

    ZIF supports the development of a common understanding and approach to implement the Duty of Care to seconded civilian personnel in multilateral peace operations. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel have just been published – a guide for seconding and staff-receiving organizations.
     
  • Concept | Civilian Expert

    Concept | Civilian Expert

    The concept Civilian Expert lays out ZIF's expectations towards civilian experts in international peace operations and defines the basis of its training philosophy.
     
  • Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    Civilian Expertise. Worldwide.

    What exactly do civilian experts do? The following brief profiles provide some answers.
     
  • Election Observation

    Election Observation

    In 2015, German election observers were active in Turkey, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria or Albania, amongst others. Additional EU and OSCE missions are in preparation. ZIF has been the central point of recruitment for German election observers since 2002.
     
  • Training

    Training

    Peace needs professionals. Aside from a high degree of personal commitment, working in crisis regions requires adequate preparation and qualification. ZIF offers a variety of core and specialization courses.
     
  • Peace Operations Update

    Peace Operations Update

    ZIF compiles a weekly press review on developments in conflict regions. View the interactive world map here on the website or subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter.
     

ZIF News

First OCHA “Advanced Training on Analysis in Humanitarian Settings” hosted by ZIF in Berlin, 30 September – 5 October

17.10.2018. From 30 September to 5 October 2018 ZIF hosted the first “Advanced Training on Analysis in Humanitarian Settings” (ATAHS) in Berlin. The course was developed this year and conducted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – the organization responsible for...

ZIF at the OSCE Conflict Cycle Seminar in Vienna

17.10.2018. The OSCE’s Conflict Prevention Center and the Italian Chairmanship convened representatives of the Participating States, other international organizations and non-governmental and expert organizations in the field of civilian conflict transformation and crisis response for an exchange on...

ZIF attends 24th conference of the “International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers“ (IAPTC)

16.10.2018. This year's conference of the IAPTC was hosted by the New Zealand Armed Forces together with the New Zealand Police as well as the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs. Some 250 people from more than 50 countries, representing over 80 different organisations, took part in the conference. Its...

ENTRi under the microscope: Added value of a European civilian capacity-building consortium

12.10.2018. What's the added value of ENTRi, Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management? The results of external and internal evaluations on ENTRi can be found in a study entitled “ENTRi under the Microscope: Added value of a European civilian capacity-building consortium.” The study...

Strengthening or Repurposing EU Civilian Crisis Management?

11.10.2018. In the coming months, the EU is set to create a so-called "Civilian CSDP Compact" in order to augment the civilian capabilities of its missions under the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy. In its current form, the Compact would focus the missions' work on security issues...

ENTRi holds presentation at the informal Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CivCom) at the Austrian EU Council Presidency

10.10.2018. The Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CIVCOM) advises the Political and Security Committee (PSC) of the European Union on civilian aspects of crisis management. It prepares planning documents for new missions, makes recommendations and deals with the development of strategies for...

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