POTC – Peace Operations Training Centre

Centre for European Perspective (CEP) has been actively involved in European projects that aim at improving the competences of Slovene and foreign experts, who are deployed to peacekeeping operations and missions of the UN, EU, NATO and OSCE for over a decade. Through our projects we are enabling access to diverse trainings for Slovene experts in Slovenia, we are sharing expertise of our experts with rich international experiences and continue to learn from the best European partners.

In the last few years, CEP has been working on three projects: ENTRi – Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis ManagementLET4Cap – Law Enforcement Training for Capacity Building  and EUPCST – European Union Police and Civilian Services Training, that are striving to align trainings among participating countries, or better said, training institutions across Europe. CEP has also gained valuable experiences through the research project that was financed through the Horizon 2020, IECEU – Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention. 

Organization and implementation of trainings for participation in peacekeeping operations and missions would not be possible without the support and cooperation of the Slovenian Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence. All these years, the cooperation and coordination were done informally. As activities have largely increased, an inter-ministerial analysis in close cooperation with Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Foreign Affairs about potential synergies in the field of training, proved – also due to the membership of Slovenia in UN, EU and NATO – that an inter-ministerial cooperation with CEP should be formalized. This was the basis for the establishment of the Peace Operations Training Centre that will be operating within CEP.

POTC – Peace Operations Training Centre will be implementing certified trainings and education for military, police officers, civilian personnel of the ministries and other civilian experts that can be deployed to peacekeeping operations and missions within the UN, EU, NATO and OSCE. Skills and knowledge that experts at the peacekeeping operations and missions need, are very specific and diverse and are closely linked to the needs of the international institutions and their cooperation. These most commonly refer to the work and life in a multicultural environment, protection of human rights, cooperation with local personnel, training of trainer’s skills, as well as techniques and skills for work in a hostile environment.

LATEST NEWS

Negotiation techniques and women empowerment – online workshops

Click here to read more about the activities in Slovenian language.  After successfully delivered two training courses on Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in peace operations and missions (November 2020 and May 2021), Centre for European Perspective (CEP) is...

Online Training on Gender Equality Completed

Following a successful pilot training organised in 2020, the Centre for European Perspective is organising an online training on Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations. The Peace Operations Training Centre, operating within CEP with the support...

Online training on Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations

Following a successful pilot training organised in 2020, the Centre for European Perspective is organising an online training on Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations. The training will take place in the period from the 18th to the 20th of May...

Pre-deployment Training for Civilian Personnel Joining the EUAM Ukraine and EUMM Georgia successfully concluded

Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) organized a Pre-deployment Training for Civilian Personnel Joining the EUAM Ukraine and EUMM Georgia from 20 – 23 April 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the training was delivered in a virtual form. Pre-deployment trainings...

Pre-deployment Training for Civilian Personnel Joining the EUAM Ukraine and EUMM Georgia is under way

Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) is organizing a Pre-deployment Training for Civilian Personnel Joining the EUAM Ukraine and EUMM Georgia. The training will, due to COVID-19 restrictions, take place virtually from 20 – 23 April 2021. The pre-deployment training...

POTC is developing Community and People Centered Approach training

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Military Mobility: evacuation of a mission member in the COVID-19 times

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a major global crisis. Consequently, it has led to a number of restrictive measures in an effort to tackle the virus and accordingly, it affected international missions and operations worldwide. This brought about...

International Conference “Women, Peace and Security” successfully concluded

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Pilot training of Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations and Missions launched

Peace Operations Training Centre has proudly implemented its first training, jointly supported by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. Several other experts have joined training that gathered twenty participants...

Join us for the first training of Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC)

First training of Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in peace operations and missions   Peacekeeping Operations Training Centre that is operating within CEP is happy to announce its first training dedicated to an...
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