In the first EUCTI Progress Update, we reported that significant steps have been taken to establish a strong platform for implementing training activities based on informed decision-making The platform has been established through coordination with EUCTI Consortium members as well as representatives from Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and other international and regional civilian crisis management missions.
Our platform has proven to be a sufficient basis to implement EUCTI trainings and put our quality assurance values into practice. In light of this, we are happy to report that our premier EUCTI training organised by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies on Training of Trainers received very positive feedback from its participants. Due to the pandemic situation, the training was held in an online format, which didn’t affect the training content – all learning objectives were reached in the same manner as they are when training is delivered residentially. Regardless of this positive feedback, we continue to review and optimise our approach to implementing EUCTI trainings.
Addressing the progress made through our extensive outreach process with relevant stakeholders, we are happy to report that it has materialised in agreements with missions to implement training courses for their staff. We have agreed to implement four training activities. The training courses listed below will address a wide range of topics and a very diverse scope of mission needs active in Africa, Europe and Western Balkans:
- Security Sector Reform tailored to the needs of EUCAP Somalia and extended to other relevant international organisations implemented by Austrian Study Centre for Peace And Conflict Resolution in a hybrid format;
- Intercultural Communication tailored to the needs of EUAM Ukraine and extended to other relevant international organisations implemented by Clingendael in a residential format;
- Digital Communications in Civilian Crisis Management tailored to the needs of EULEX Kosovo and extended to other relevant international organisations implemented by Centre for European Perspective – CEP in an online format.
Taking into account the ongoing pandemic situation we are satisfied with the current progress of implementing training activities. The accompanying challenges have helped us develop an approach, which will provide us with invaluable experience and tools that can be utilised in future EUCTI activities. Make sure to follow our website and social media to stay in touch with our activities and progress in strengthening civilian crisis management.