The courses offered under this programme follow the guiding principles of the UN and the EU to address complex emergencies with integrated, multi-dimensional support programmes which include civilian, police and military capacities with their related subject matter expertise. The ASPR has therefore engaged in a cooperation programme with the Austrian Ministry of Defence and designs, organises and conducts a number of courses jointly, ensuring the necessary multidimensionality of these particular courses also in the trainer teams.
The cooperation programme between the ASPR and the Austrian Ministry of Defence has been implemented since 2009 and builds on the ASPR’s extensive experience in civilian conflict management, development cooperation and peacebuilding and the subject matter expertise in peacekeeping and international relations of the Austrian Ministry of Defence and other Austrian line ministries.
The courses under this programme are part of the Austrian contribution to the European Security Defence College (ESDC) as a capacity building effort for international peace missions.
They are open to mid to senior level international participants including civilian experts from ongoing peace missions, national governments, NGOs and CSOs, international bodies and organisations such as the UN, its Agencies, EU structures, OSCE, NATO, the AU, the ICRC, expert military, police and correction services staff. The learning objective is to build capacity for integrated support to peace processes, security and development challenges in conflict or post-conflict settings especially in and around ongoing peace missions. Detailed application conditions are available in the relevant course information sections.
The ASPR offers currently five specialised ESDC courses per year:
TWICE PER YEAR
ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform
ESDC Course on the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians
ONCE PER YEAR
ESDC Course on Recovery and Stabilisation Strategies