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ENTRi Training of Trainers package now available in French

13.11.2018. The Formation des formateurs training package contains templates, selected and tested methods, learning objectives, instructions and much more - the content is available online as a free download and can be adapted to suit any context.With this package, the ENTRi Team wants to enable trainers...

NATO "Meritorious Medal" for ZIF expert Swen Dornig

08.11.2018. For his efforts and work on the protection of children in armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Swen Dornig, member of ZIF's personnel roster, has been awarded with the NATO Meritous Service Medal by NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.From 2016 to 2018, Swen Dornig has served as Senior Adviser on...

New interactive ZIF Website and new ZIF Glossary: Missions & Mandates - What peace operations do

07.11.2018. What exactly are UN peace operations doing worldwide? Which mandated tasks is the EU implementing in Africa? Which peace operations are concerned with security sector reform? Our new interactive website Missions & Mandates - What Peace Operations do presents the tasks of international peace...

ZIF co-organizer of 5th Duty of Care Roundtable with OSCE Secretariat in Vienna

31.10.2018. From October 18 to 19, 2018, the 5th Duty of Care Roundtable took place at the Hofburg in Vienna under the guiding theme Towards Implementation. More than 50 participants from seconding states and international organizations attended the event. It was hosted by the OSCE in cooperation with the...

ZIF visiting Warsaw

26.10.2018. On the occasion of the Warsaw Security Foum, ZIF's Executive Director, Almut Wieland-Karimi, traveled to Warsaw to discuss perspectives and challenges of UN peacekeeping at the panel discussion "Make deals, break deals, or fake deals? A Security Council Worldview". In addition, she met...

ENTRi Human Rights Training Package

23.10.2018. The ENTRi training package on Human Rights is now available as a free download. It includes a Facilitator's Guide, comprehensive course presentation slides and Sample In and Out Tests: http://www.entriforccm.eu/resources/packages.htmlThe package can be edited and adapted according to need and...

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...