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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...

UN OCHA course on “Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP)” from 23 to 28 September in Berlin.

08.10.2018. From 23 to 28 September 2018 ZIF hosted the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) course on “Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP)” in Berlin. Twenty-three participants from different local humanitarian agencies, OCHA´s Standby Partner...

Comprehensive approach – opportunities and challenges

28.09.2018. One room. 20 people. Three police officers, two military men and 15 civilian experts. They sit at four tables, discussing their cooperation and the challenges it poses. What brings these 20 people together? What they all have in common is that they took part in the ZIF Core Course “Comprehensive...

ZIF trains future German and international election observers

28.09.2018. This year’s last ZIF Short-Term Election Observation (STO) course was held from 23 to 26 September in Berlin. Future German observers as well as participants from all over Europe and beyond were trained for taking up an STO role in  election observation mission (EOMs) of the EU and the OSCE...

New ZIF Map Peace Operations 2018/2019

26.09.2018. This map offers a comprehensive overview of the peace operations deployed by the UN, EU, AU, OSCE, and other organizations.A comparison with last year’s edition shows a moderate decline in the number of civilian staff and police officers deployed in peace operations worldwide. The number of...

How does mediation work? ZIF expert in the media

20.09.2018. Christina Stenner is member of the ZIF roster and works for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europa (OSCE) as mediation expert. She is seconded to the OSCE's headquarters to Vienna. On deutschland.de she explains basic procedures of peace mediation and mediation support - one...

Second Peer Coaching „Mediation and Diplomacy“ for Heads of Delegations of the European External Action Service (EEAS)

19.09.2018. On 10 and 11 September, ZIF in close cooperation with the unit "Prevention of conflict, Rule of law/SSR, Integrated approach, Stabilisation and Mediation" (PRISM) within the European External Action Service (EEAS) conducted a Peer Coaching "Mediation and Diplomacy" for heads of...

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