Between 9 and 11 November the EUCTI Secretariat, located at the Centre for European Perspective (CEP), traveled to Brussels for the second face-to-face partner meeting this year. They met with the representatives of EUCTI Consortium partners and with representatives of EU institutions. The in-person aspect of the meeting again proved to stir fruitful discussions on past and future (training) activities.

Alongside CEP, the representatives of the Austrian Centre for Peace (ACP), the Clingendael InstituteCMC FinlandEgmont Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), and Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF Berlin) attended the meeting. This time the Consortium was joined also by representatives of different EU institutions and services – European External Action Service (EEAS), Security and Defence Policy, the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC), and European Commission, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI). 

The meeting, organised on the premises of the Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU, was opened by Mr. Markko Kallonen, EUCTI project coordinator. After the presentations of recent EU foreign policy developments, the floor was opened to the project partners. They discussed past and future training activities, received updates from working groups, discussed other visibility activities, and made an activity plan for 2023.


CEP is looking forward to continued fruitful cooperation within the Consortium in implementing need-based training activities!


EUCTI in a Nutshell

The European Union Civilian Training Initiative (EUCTI) is a three-year-long EU-co-funded project that commenced its activities in January 2021. Its main objective is to contribute to the enhanced position of the EU as a peace actor. Ultimately, EUCTI aims to improve the life of people living in conflict-affected societies by developing and delivering need-based training to professionals working in international organisations active in the field of civilian crisis management.

Within the scope of the project, up to 27 training activities will be designed specifically for the mission personnel. The offered training, which is developed in coordination with the stakeholders,  will be carried out free of charge in a flexible manner – either in a residential, online, or hybrid format. Several other project activities are foreseen, mainly related to the development of a new technology-enabled learning approach to the training, activities of two working groups on evaluation and standardization, as well as support for 3rd country training institutions. EUCTI consortium draws on the legacy of ENTRi project. The EUCTI consortium consists of eight renowned partners holding solid experience in developing and delivering civilian crisis management training.

Currently, there are 11 civilian and 7 military missions operating under the EU flag.