Invitation To Apply For The ESDC Course

Due to complexity of current operations, there is an increasing awareness of the need for both military and civilian personnel to be equipped with practical means to interact with local women and men. Men and women experience conflict and security differently. Consequently, their perspectives on conflict resolution and peacebuilding also vary. We need to listen and respond to both perspectives. Not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our operations more effective and sustainable.

Actively engaging women and men on equal grounds, within our own missions and institutions as well as in rebuilding post-conflict societies, is a matter of operational effectiveness. This implies changes in the way we plan and implement our operations, which is precisely what “A Comprehensive Approach to Gender in Operations” envisions to accomplish.

This is a certified course under the auspices of the European Security and Defense College (ESDC). This innovative international course, a result of the collaboration between the Spanish and Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, responds to these demands by providing participants with applicable knowledge and skills needed to face these new challenges.

The one week (5 days) course is based on the comprehensive approach to integrated missions and crisis management, and builds on synergies between defence, diplomacy and development with regards to gender and human rights aspects. 

Note: Course fees are free but travel and accommodation needs to be paid by the applicant her/himself.

Deadline 30 april. Application form here.