Training of Trainer (ToT), organised by the Centre for European Perspective between 29 November and 1 December in Prishtina, Kosovo, is an important feature of civilian crisis management missions due to constant rotation of staff, the challenging environment in which the missions operate and the necessary soft skills of mission personnel to effectively operate in the international setting of particular missions. Train the Trainer is a very relevant course for mission personnel delivering in mission training in order to increase their pedagogical and methodological skills.

Training is oganised in the framework of the ENTRi project, which 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 in the 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.

Training was organized in close cooperation with the EULEX mission, mainly for EULEX and OSCE mission staff. CEP Project Manager Ivana Boštjančič Pulko presented a session on the ways training can support work in crisis management operations, blended learning and current training landscape and possibilities.

CEP has also been developing a ToT course package, which will be completed by the end of the year and will offer a comprehensive and free material from the ENTRi website, containing all necessary materials for course organizers or subject matter experts interested in training methodology and presentation skills.

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ENTRi: Train-the-Trainer, Kosovo