ENTRi is a unique capacity building programme that was initiated in early 2011. Currently the project is in its third cycle, lasting until 2019. The main focus lies on the preparation and training of civilians that are either going to, or already working in, crisis management missions worldwide. ENTRi consists of 12 partners, led by German Center for Peace Operations (ZIF) from Berlin. All 12 partners will be represented at the meeting, held at Jable Castle between 29 and 31 May.
Welcome address to the meeting will be delivered by Ms Sabina R. Stadler, Director-General for Multilateral Affairs, Development Cooperation and International Law at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. Participants will also be greeted by CEP Executive Director Dr Gorazd Justinek and Project Manager Ivana Boštjančič Pulko. In the light of Slovenia’s plans to establish its own International Peace Operations Training Centre for military, police and civilian personnel, the first part of the meeting will also be devoted to exchange of experience and lessons learnt among different international training providers and the representatives of Slovenia’s Ministry of Defence and Ministry of the Interior.