On October 6th POTC successfully delivered the 5-day Comprehensive Protection of Civilians (CPoC) Training to a group of engaged and motivated participants.

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In an increasingly interconnected and turbulent world, the need to safeguard the well-being of civilians caught in the crossfire of conflicts, natural disasters, and other forms of violence has never been more paramount. Over the course of 5 days (and 1 day of e-learning), participants from diverse backgrounds, including military, police, and civilian personnel, delved deep into the concept of “Protection of Civilians” (PoC), unravelling its intricate dimensions and reinforcing their commitment to the cause.

The training empowered participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to prevent and respond to violence against civilians. For those without prior experience in civilian crisis management or international missions, this training was an invaluable resource, equipping them with the expertise needed to make a meaningful impact in the protection of civilians.

Delivering this training would not be possible without the cooperation of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), namely ESDC Policy Officer/Training Manager Enver Ferhatović, and the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union staff, as well as the ESDC Deputy Head Fergal O’Regan and Slovenian Permanent Representative Ambassador Iztok Jarc.

We fully believe that with renewed determination and a broader perspective, the participants of this training are now better equipped to champion the cause of the Protection of Civilians and work towards a safer and more compassionate world for all.

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