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ZIF trains Germans and international prospective observers from OSCE participating States and EU Member States in “Short-Term Election Observation”

28.09.2017. From September 17 to September 20, ZIF held its second biannual Short-Term Election Observation Course to train future short-term election observers (STOs) for OSCE/ODIHR and EU election observation missions (EOMs).The experienced election observation trainers Ranko Vuk?evi? and Anders Eriksson...

Training methodology in the focus of the 23rd conference of the IAPTC in Cairo, Egypt

21.09.2017. The 23rd conference of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC) took place in Cairo, Egypt, between 10 and 15 September.The event was hosted by CCCPA, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. Around 270 participants...

New ZIF Policy Briefing: Flexibility and “Stabilization Actions”: EU Crisis Management One Year After the Global Strategy

21.09.2017. Since the adoption of its Global Strategy in 2016, European foreign and security policy has been in transition. In the Sahel, missions are being “regionalized,” the topic of migration management is gaining in importance, and there are significant structural changes in the works in Brussels. In...

Peer Coaching "Mediation and Diplomacy" in Brussels

12.09.2017. After having successfully implemented three high-level events for diplomats of the Federal Foreign Office, the ZIF peer coaching format “Mediation and Diplomacy” was now transferred to a European context.In cooperation with the unit „Prevention of Conflict, Rule of Law/SSR, Integrated Approach,...

OCHA training in Berlin on “Coordinated Assessment and Information Management”

06.09.2017. From August 27 to September 1, 2017, ZIF hosted the “Coordinated Assessment and Information Management Training” in Berlin. The course has been developed and conducted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – the organization responsible for bringing...

New ZIF Policy Briefing: Operationalizing Conflict Prevention - Peace and Development Advisors in Non-mission Settings

25.07.2017. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed that conflict prevention activities should cut across all pillars of the UN’s work to help countries avert the outbreak of crises. In this latest ZIF Policy Briefing, which is part of a new series on operationalizing conflict prevention...

Third Peer Coaching „Mediation and Diplomacy“

25.07.2017. For the third time, ZIF broad together high-level diplomats from the Federal Foreign Office, members of the German Parliament and well-known international peace mediators for the peer coaching “Mediation and Diplomacy” at Schloss & Gut Liebenberg.For two days the participants shared...

New ZIF Map Peace Operations 2017/2018

14.07.2017. 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 personnel deployed worldwide. This is largely due to the closures of the UN operation in Côte...

ZIF at 15! | “Fit for the Future – civilian, innovative, flexible”

27.06.2017. Fifteen years of commitment to civilian expertise in peace operations, crisis prevention and election observation – that is ZIF at 15 years. Today, we take this opportunity and celebrate our anniversary with our experts, partners and friends. Having completed our transformation process ZIF2016, one...

ZIF supports training course "Women, Peace & Security" at the Police College Baden-Wuerttemberg

26.06.2017. From the 19th till the 23th of June, the course “Women, Peace and Security” was ones again held at the Police College Baden-Wuerttemberg. The course was developed within the framework of the National Platform of Training Institutions and – in regard of the comprehensive approach – is designed for...

UN-OCHA-Workshop "Global Humanitarian Programme Cycle" in Berlin

26.06.2017. Since 2011 ZIF has been a cooperation partner of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), the organization responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. Thereby important tasks are the increase of...

ZIF joins the Common Effort-Community

09.06.2017. From May 29 to June 2, the annual Common Effort-Conference took place in Berlin, connecting around 130 members of military and civil organizations. Apart from Special Commissioner for Crisis Prevention and Stabilization from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ekkehard Brose, and other...