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Important step towards a coherent linkage between rostering and training for the African Standby Capacity (ASC)

07.12.2015. How can selection and training of civilian personnel for African peace and security operations be better intertwined? A workshop of the partners of the African Standby Capacity (ASC) from 24 to 26 November 2015 focused on finding first answers to this question. To that end, the Peace Support...

Joint ENTRi/EUPST conference on the interoperability of civilian and police training

30.11.2015. A joint conference on the "Inter-Operability Between Police and Civilian Training in the Context of Crisis Management Missions" in cooperation between ENTRi and the European Union Police Services Training (EUPST) was held from 18 to 20 November 2015 in The Hague, Netherlands. The...

Trilateral Dialogue on strengthening the rule of law in the UN, EU and OSCE

23.11.2015. On 9 and 10 November, ZIF hosted its second annual "Trilateral Dialogue", a conference for UN, EU and OSCE personnel working on strengthening the rule of law in the context of peacekeeping and peacebuilding. As in 2014, the conference was attended by more than 20 international experts...

ENTRi In Control web app now available

19.11.2015. Stay InformedBased on the ENTRi handbook In Control: A Practical Guide for Civilian Experts Working in Crisis Management Missions, our new In Control webapp is now available! Are you getting ready for a crisis management mission or already working in the field? Developed by Europe's New...

Rule of Law: Completion of training programme in co-operation with the United Nations

17.11.2015. Between 25 and 31 October 2015, ZIF conducted a training course in Rwanda for Judicial Affairs Officers working in judicial and corrections services of UN peace operations. The course was the final instalment in a series of twelve training courses carried out by the ZIF Rule of Law Project in...

13th Meeting of Germany’s National Training Partner Platform at ZIF

16.11.2015. In the framework of Germany’s National Training Partner Platform (TPP) ZIF is collaborating since 2008 with the German Federal Police Academy, the Police Academies of North-Rhine Westphalia and of Baden-Württemberg, Ministry of Interior, the UN Training Centre of the German Armed Forces, the...

ZIF and Federal Foreign Office organized second Roundtable on Duty of Care in Peace Operations

06.11.2015. The second Roundtable on Duty of Care in Peace Operations took place on 2-3 November 2015 in Berlin. The event was collaboratively organized by ZIF, the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding (SEP) of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the German Federal Ministry of Foreign...

Code Transfer Workshop for the ASCdatabase

06.11.2015. From October 26 – 29, 2015, ZIF assembled representatives of the Department of Peace and Security (PSD) of the African Union Commission, the South-African IT company designated by the AU as well as the German IT partner company of ZIF for a transfer workshop of the source code of the ASCdatabase in...

Supporting Peace Negotiation and Mediation Processes at Track I - Interactive Training Course on Mediation and Negotiation

06.11.2015. Due to complex conflict structures and the variety of actors and their interests, mediation processes demand thorough conflict analyses, advanced communication skills and most of all, patience. With a focus on the pre-negotiation phase, ZIF conducted a course in cooperation with Berghof Foundation...

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship 2016: First Preparatory Dialogue with German civil society

05.11.2015. The Civil society will take an active part during the German Chairmanship 2016 in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and shall contribute to discussions and activities. The Task Force for the 2016 German OSCE Chairmanship of the Federal Foreign Ministry and the Center...

A fascinating account: Joyce Neu provided insights into the daily life of a mediator

03.11.2015. Experienced mediator Dr. Joyce Neu shared her working experiences in conflict areas along a recent ZIF evening event. She talked about the importance of considering every detail, perceiving body language at the negotiating table, keeping up hope and patience and described difficult working...

Joint ENTRi/EUPST conference on the interoperability of civilian and police training

23.10.2015. A joint conference on the Inter-Operability Between Police and Civilian Training in the Context of Crisis Management Missions in cooperation between ENTRi and the European Union Police Services Training (EUPST) will be held from 18 to 20 November 2015 in The Hague, Netherlands.  Hosted by...