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 is currently operating within CEP.

POTC – Peace Operations Training Centre is 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

Second Protection of Civilians training is around the corner

Centre for European Perspective will, in the scope of the EU Civilian Training Initiative (EUCTI) project, between 23 and 26 May 2022 implement Protection of Civilians (PoC) training. The training’s target audience is the staff of the EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine...

Development of a new course: Protection of Civilians

Along with organizing and conducting training courses, Peace Operations Training Centre’s (POTC) regular activities also include monitoring trends in demand for new training content. We identified a number of potential new topics and have consulted national, European,...

POTC’s Gender Equality course helped train new agents of change

The Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) has successfully concluded the Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations Training that took place online from the 21st to the 24th of March 2022. Participants from several EU countries’ military and police...

PROMOTING WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY – Online Training on Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations

The Peace Operations Training Centre - POTC is organizing an online training on Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations for police and military personnel who plan to join international peace operations or missions. The training will take place...

POTC Activities in 2022

In February, the third session of the Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) Program Council took place virtually with representatives of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CEP Executive Director Katja Geršak presented the...

Third POTC Course Design Workshop Community and People Centred Approach

Klikni tukaj za branje prispevka v slovenskem jeziku. 🇸🇮   Today, on 9 December 2021, the Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia, successfully conducted a third workshop for the design of the...

Training of Trainers course for Civilian Crisis Management Experts

Centre for European Perspective is organizing a Training of Trainers course in a residential format at Jable castle from 29. 11. to 3. 12. 2021. We’re excited that after a series of online courses we’ll be able to welcome participants in person. Various civilian as...

POTC’s Community and People Centred Approach workshops

Klikni tukaj za branje prispevka v slovenskem jeziku. 🇸🇮    Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) has in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia this year dedicated lots of energy for creating a new course Community and People Centred...

Negotiation techniques and women empowerment – online workshops

Klikni tukaj za branje prispevka v slovenskem jeziku.  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 further...

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...