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Conflict prevention and peace building topic 2: Training curricula for Conflict Prevention and Peace Building personnel

Specific challenge:

Over the last ten years, the Commission has become increasingly active in the field of Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (CPPB). This involvement is likely to further increase over the years to come and a more extensive use of the articles 42 to 46 on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the Treaty on European Union.


Projects under this proposal should:

  • review current understanding and training relating to conflict prevention and peace building in order to take into account current practice, including the effect of outsourcing of some security work, and the potential divergences in understandings; and
  • develop new training methods in the field of civilian conflict prevention and peace building such as: conflict prevention, mediation, Security System Reform (SSR), Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD), anti-corruption, early warning systems, etc.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between €1m and €2m would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact:

New training curricula for enhancing the preparedness and skills of personnel for conflict prevention and peace keeping missions especially in high risk countries. Thus contributing to more efficient and effective conflict prevention and peace keeping missions. Ultimately, this should reduce the costs of such missions, whilst at the same time contribute to a more efficient implementation of the CSDP.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions