Centre for European Perspective (CEP) has started an intensive four-day Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) at the Police Training Centre Gotenica. Training is organized in close cooperation with Slovenian Police and Slovenian Armed Forces and will conclude on Friday evening.

15 participants from Afghanistan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Libya and Slovenia are taking the course. Most of them already deployed or are about to be deployed in civilian crisis management missions abroad. The training started with Ivana Boštjančič Pulko’s introduction to the training, followed by team building and presentation on personal security in the field by Mr Aleš Grudnik. The course will continue with classroom and field exercise, such as 4×4 driving, evacuation planning, orientation skills, management of threat related to gatherings, protests, demonstrations, medical training and stress management, awareness of weapons, mines and UXOs, as well as kidnap analysis and hostage survival.

The course is aims to deliver the tools the participants need in order to survive in hostile environments and deal with all levels of stress should they occur.