Shaping the Future of Peace Training in Europe and Beyond (1 and 2 October 2018 – Vienna, Austria) will bring together leading centres of excellence and key stakeholders in peace training, peacebuilding, stabilisation and post-war recovery in Europe and internationally. The aim of the conference and forum for policy and practice is to bring forward the state of the art of the field of peace training across all sectors – government, military, police, civilian – to identify critical new frontiers, lessons learned, and innovations in technology and practice, and to contribute practically to improving the practice, delivery, quality and impact of peace training and capacity building in the field.
Key Goals & Objectives
Shaping the Future will provide a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together governments, deployment agencies and training institutions – including military, police, diplomatic and civilian (NGO and private sector) – to identify the state of the art of peace training in Europe and internationally in order to:
- Learn from best practices and improve streamlining front of the field approaches across sectors;
- Identify challenges and how they can be practically addressed: what corrections and improvements are needed;
- Explore front of the field innovations in training methods, approaches and use of information and communication technologies to support and improve peace training;
- Take steps towards improving competency frameworks and quality standards for peacebuilding and prevention training and improved collaboration among training institutions across sectors in Europe and beyond;
- Explore training within a more comprehensive approach to capacity building across the field – with special focus on strengthening local and national ownership in the field
- Improving partnerships and collaboration across the full-breadth of the training and deployment field for peacebuilding and peace operations in Europe and internationally, including across sectors
Who is it for?
Participants from across Europe and internationally are welcome, including leading training institutions, government ministries, trainers, deployment agencies, donor institutions, EEAS and key institutions, experts and practitioners involved in peacebuilding and prevention operations, training and capacity building.
The Conference & Forum for Policy and Practice will be organised drawing upon best practice approaches to foster effective and collaborative engagement, sharing of lessons, and participatory approaches to identifying next steps and improving the field. The Conference will include Panel Sessions with leading experts, practitioners and agencies, parallel workshops, design forums and collaborative innovation sessions, a ‘market’ space for training institutions and agencies to present and share their work, an IT ‘space’ for exploring ICT technologies and peace training, and more.
Workshops & Presentations
Over the course of 2 days there will be more than 20 workshops, presentations, panel discussions and collaborative development and design sessions at “Shaping the Future of Peace Training in Europe and Beyond”. In addition to the Plenaries and Workshops there will be an IT zone for e-approaches, gaming and ICT and Peace Training and a ‘Market Place’ Fair for booths for organisations and agencies.
You can find more information about this conference here.