Challenges Forum Research Workshop 2012

20.10.2012

From October 15-17, ZIF hosted a Challenges Forum Research Workshop in Berlin. The theme of the workshop is: “The Future Is Now: Putting Scenarios for Peace Operations in 2025 into Today’s Operational Context”.

Over the last year and a half,  ZIF has been working with a group of experts on developing scenarios peace operation might face in the future (read the publication “Peace Operations 2025” here).

The research workshop brought Challenges Partners together to discuss the developed scenarios and to derive operational requirements for peace operations related work today. The Research Workshop was both a Challenges stand-alone event in itself, but it was also aimed to inform and advance the Challenges Thematic Working Group on Future Concepts and Models for Peace Operations as well as the other Thematic Working Groups on Strategic Command and Control, Impact Evaluation and Assessment, as well as Comparative Policies, Principles and Guidelines for Peace Operations.

The International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations (“Challenges Forum” in short) provides the international community with a dynamic, strategic and broad-based platform for a regular discussion on the challenges of peace operations among leading policy makers, practitioners and academics. The Challenges Forum Partner Organizations are represented by civilian, military and police Partner Organizations from all continents, including major troop and police contributing countries and the five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council.