Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive four days course aiming to train professionals to deal effectively with risks-associated and emergency/critical situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad. The course is intended for people who have little experience of working in conflict area to understand the required behavioural requirements.

The Course is designed to:
• improve participants knowledge about multiple threats present in hostile environments and to learn how to deal with them in an effective manner;
• rehearse and practice safety and security procedures accordingly with the specific threat;
• trigger individual skill dealing with different stressful situations;
• trigger group dynamics dealing with multiple stressful situations.

Training is composed of five modules. Activities include lectures, guided discussions, role plays and simulations. Trainees will be talking about being deployed in hostile environment (threat awareness and management of various threats, etc), medical help (vaccinations, personal hygiene, first aid), orientation, communications (GPS, radio, satellite phone) and off road vehicles driving. Practical activities and one day field simulation will be dedicated to practicing newly gained skills and will intentionally expose trainees to situations they are likely to encounter in the mission.

Training is organised by the Centre for European Perspective in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) from Sweden, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenian Police and Slovenian Armed Forces.


Training will be held between 19 and 23 October 2015 at the Police Training Centre Gotenica. Gotenica is a training village with all needed facilities and full board accommodation for all participants.


In order to acquire more information please contact Nina Čepon (; +386 (0)1 560 86 10). For registration please turn to
All participants need to have a valid driving license which is needed in order to drive with 4×4 vehicles.


Trainees cover their costs of transportation to Ljubljana.
Organizers are covering training and full board accommodation during the training.