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ESDC Course on Comprehensive Protection of Civilians (CPOC)

Graduates of this course will be provided with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple dimensions and meanings of the protection of civilians.

Courses open for application

13 - 17 May 2024 in Stadtschlaining, Austria 
Apply until 25 February 2024Online Application FormBefore applying, please read the detailed course information, below the picture!

Participants will enhance knowledge of the actors and their roles and responsibilities in Protection of Civilians and will be in position to identify options for coordination and synergies in the implementation of protection for civilians. They will be able to analyze the specific threats to and the needs and rights of different vulnerable groups of civilians affected by armed conflict to develop and implement context-sensitive, comprehensive, integrated strategies and measures to improve situation of civilians in armed conflict.

The comprehensive approach is also reflected in the high level trainer team which includes international senior civilian, military and police experts, who are present throughout the course and share their practical experience from peace missions and complex emergencies with the participants.

The interactive training style and the high student teacher ratio allows for a maximum learning experience. Furthermore, course participants are drawn from ongoing peace missions all over the world and contribute with the various backgrounds to excellent networking and professional exchange opportunities.

Target group
For mid- to senior level civilian, military or police experts working directly with or in the context of peace support operations and complex emergencies

Five to seven years work experience with or in the context of a peace mission in a complex emergency context

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