LET4CAP is a project funded by the EU within the framework of the Internal Security Fund with the objective to foster a process of harmonization of training for Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) toperform capacity building tasks in third countries and to create a common Law Enforcement capacity building culture founded on EU fundamental values.

The Project is implemented by a consortium that includes two law enforcement agencies (the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units of the Italian Carabinieri and the Polish Police), two centres of excellence in research and training, namely the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy) and the Centre for European Perspective (Slovenia) and one Italian governmental agency specialised in project management of EU funds (Studiare Sviluppo).

The training programme is based upon a preliminary desk research ,,good practices and lessons learnt in the field of the existing law enforcement capacity building . All training materials will be consolidated after the four training courses in e-learning tools disseminated via institutional channels and the project website. More info on the project is available at: http://www.let4cap.eu/

Its training activities aim at developing a more consistent and efficient assistance in lawenforcement capacity building to third countries. The envisaged result of the training course and training tools is to support the LEOs personnel engaged in international activities, especially in crisis areas, to:

– comprehensively understand their capacity building role and function and how best to use their position to contribute to fulfilling the mission mandate/project goal (increased efficiency)

– display a high standard of skills in their relevant functional areas grounded on a common law enforcement capacity building culture founded on EU fundamental values (increased consistency)

In this endeavor, four training courses will be offered, based on the curriculum developed within the project. One training already took place in Vicenza (IT) in July 2018. The following courses will be organized in:

T2: Slupsk (Poland) 8th -12th October, 2018

→ T3: Vicenza (Italy) 26th – 30th November, 2018

→ T4: Vicenza (Italy) 21st – 25th January, 2019

Course target training audience:

LEOs from EU member States of all ranks, from police officers to border guards and customs officers, as well as, where appropriate, other state officials (such as prosecutors) called to perform law enforcement capacity building tasks in third countries and trainers of national Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).

Priority course admission is based on the following criteria: nomination by EC Institutions, International Organisations, EU member States LEAs or other relevant institutions; proven employment/nomination /selection/deployment to a CSDP mission or an EU Delegation, or programme/agency related to law enforcement capacity building; gender balance; balance of nationalities; balance of international/national staff; professional background related to the course topic. Each course will accommodate a maximum of 25-28 participants.

Course learning outcomes:

After completion of the 5-day LET4CAP Training, participants should be able to:

– Review EU tools for law enforcement capacity building in third countries; – Understand key aspects of the capacity building and development in a reform environment; – Be able to conduct local capacity assessments to determine promising and sustainable knowledge transfer approaches; – Design and develop strategies on how to build a working relationship with the local counterparts and how to cope with resistance from them; – Work with local communities to design and implement programs; – Manage challenges raised by political, social and cultural differences; – Recognize the role knowledge transfer processes play in fulfilling the overall mission mandate/programme objective and how to support the evaluation process of the mission/programme.

Services provided during the training

The LET4CAP project will cover the following costs for individuals attending the training:

– Return flight from the country of residence to the training location (economy fare);

– Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks);

– Accommodation with Wi-Fi connection;

– Transportation services from/to the arrival airport/station to training centre (if not covered by public transportation). A social event will be also offered during the course.

In Slupsk, the accommodation will be provided in the oldest Polish police school dating back to 1945 (please see also http://www.slupsk.szkolapolicji.gov.pl/). The school offers accommodation rooms and high level training facilities (media enabled classrooms; dedicated Wi-Fi connection; sports hall, shooting range and simulation rooms used for rehearsals of police interventions) and medical assistance point.

In Vicenza, the accommodation will be within the CARABINIERI Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) Compound (please see also www.coespu.org), i.e. a training center and a doctrinal hub & think tank, which offers accommodation rooms and high level training facilities (media enabled classrooms; shooting range; simulation room; dedicated Wi-Fi connection and internet point; gym, places of worship; barber, laundry and medical assistance point).

The applications are accepted for the second course edition, to be held in Slupsk (Poland) from 8th to 12th October 2018. The application can be sent to the following email address: rafal.zamrzycki@policja.gov.pl and copies to marcuccio@studiaresviluppo.it please mention

“Application LET4CAP training” in the email Ref.

Deadline for application is 5th September

Access the registration form here

The Consortium will select up to 28 participants in compliance with the above-mentioned criteria (see§ 2.): In case of over-representation of one specific category of participants, the consortium reserves the right to put the registration on hold. Participants put on the reserve list for the first course will be asked whether they want to opt for attending one of the following course editions. Participants who have duly filled in the registration form and have been admitted to the course will be contacted by the organising agency (Studiare Sviluppo) for logistics and organisational arrangements