After the successful conclusion of the training’s first edition, the Centre for European Perspective will implement the second edition of the training on Digital Communications in Civilian Crisis Management as a part of the European Union Civilian Training Initiative (EUCTI), which provides tailor-made training activities for individuals working in the EU’s CSDP and other international missions (OSCE, UN, AU and others)…

The four-day training, which will take place online due to the pandemic situation, is designed to increase the awareness of mission communication experts on the efficient use of information technology to enhance missions’ communication performance.

Successful strategic communication aids in establishing a trustworthy relationship with the public by engaging with them in a timely, transparent and open manner. In the case of peace operation missions, information technologies could be better utilised for strategic communication to increase the support of the domestic and foreign public and increase its legitimacy. Thus, the course aims to strengthen the overall performance of missions’ communication efforts, which enhance the mission’s legitimacy.

The upcoming training will take place in parts on the 23rd and 29th of November and resume on the 7th and 10th of December. It addresses the needs of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo with participation extended to experts serving in other international missions and organisations in Kosovo. The upcoming training represents the first module of the training, which is going to facilitate a theoretical basis on digital communications in civilian crisis management. This will provide participants with the platform to take part in the second module of the training in the future, which is more practically oriented.