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ESDC course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

18/12/2017 - 16:28
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The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) has successfully conducted the second course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict at its premises in the medieval castle of Schlaining. The course was implemented in the framework of the cooperation programme between the ASPR and the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports. It includes UN subject matter expertise, meets the standards of the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations and has ESDC certification.

A total of 31 participants from Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East as well as many Eastern European countries learned, using interactive methods, how to tackle the issue of protection of civilians in an ongoing peace support mission. The participants, who were all mid- to senior-level practitioners, also benefitted from their various professional experiences as civilian, police or military experts and improved their integrated approach in addressing the course topics.

The next course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict will run from 18 to 24 February 2018 at the ASPR. The course materials and application form can be accessed over ENLIST, Schoolmaster or directly from the ASPR by contacting Ms. Claudia Hofer hofer@aspr.ac.at.