The REACT course is a six-week training programme on international peace operations intended for professionals interested in improving their knowledge of conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, as well as to develop practical skills for their work in the field. The course is aimed at preparing international experts for their deployment in peace operations led by international organizations including the United Nations (UN), the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the European Union (EU) and other regional organizations.
Dates: May 3 –June 9, 2017
Duration: 220 hours of training.
Place: Madrid, Spain
Diploma: International University Centre for Peace Missions - Helsinki España (IUCPM), Guardia Civil and EOI.
Contents: Understanding peace and conflict; International Law; current threats to international peace and security; key actors and their contribution to conflict resolution and sustainable peace; fieldwork techniques; and Hostile Environment Awareness Training.
Teaching staff: The teaching staff are trainers and experts from international organizations, including the UN, OSCE and NATO; diplomats and civil servants; military personnel; police officers; experts from the ICRC; humanitarian NGOs; independent consultants; and university professors.
HEAT COURSE: As part of the REACT course, students will benefit from the Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT); an intensive 40-hour course that aims at training professionals to effectively deal with multiple threats present in hostile field environments. This training programme is certified by ENTRi (Europe´s New training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management) and conducted by the Guardia Civil at its Centre for Special Training in Logroño.