1 XVIII EDITION REACT Pursue a career with international organizations Experts in Rapid Co-operation and Assistance for Conflict Prevention Operations, Crisis Management and Post Conflict Rehabilitation Certified by: International University Centre for Peace Missions (IUCPM). Helsinki España The Peace Operations Training Institute In collaboration with: Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) IUCPM. HELSINKI ESPAÑA MADRID C/ Alberto Aguilera, 13, 8º Izq Madrid, SPAIN Phone: (+34) Fax: (+34)
2 IUCPM - HELSINKI ESPAÑA General Information The origin of this project was the Declaration of Santander 2001, which was adopted at a Conference held in Santander (Spain) with professors and students from 35 Universities from Europe, USA and Canada. Objective General contents Duration Prepare international teams of participants, mainly postgraduate students, more than 22 years old, to work with the United Nations, OSCE, Europen Union, ASEAN and, other International Organizations in International Missions. Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Crisis Management, Human Rights and Fundamental Liberties, Democratization and Rule of Law and, Fieldwork Techniques. Intensive course of 220 hours. Dates May 1st to 31st Note: Students should arrive to Madrid on Tuesday April 30th the latest. Location Schedule Student requirements Language Number of students per course Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) Av. de Gregorio del Amo Madrid Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 AM to 18:30 PM. Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 14:00 PM. Possess a university degree and a high level of English. The course will be offered in English due to the international character of the students and lecturers. Maximum of Rapid Expert Assistance and Co-operation Teams
3 IUCPM - HELSINKI ESPAÑA Course Specifics Objectives The main objectives of this Expert Course are: To offer essential information on International Organisations, international conflicts and actors in the field. To transmit a deeper understanding of the practical issues that arise when dealing with conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation. To obtain a sufficient level of practical knowledge and skills in order to be immediately incorporated, if possible, in the planning, execution or monitoring cells of the different international missions of the UN, OSCE, EU and those of other institutions. Course teaching staff The different modules are presented by trainers from the UN, the OSCE and NATO; as well as diplomats and civil servants from the Spanish Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence and the Spanish Home office; the Red Cross and international experts in the missions of different international organizations and; civilian trainers, university professors from different countries, military officials and experts in the thematic contents of the course. Metodology The course is very practical. Within each of the modules, theory and practice are combined by means of case studies, exercises on applications, interactive sessions, fieldwork techniques and group work. Multimedia presentations will also be used upon the discretion of lecturers. Before the course starts participants are provided with a detailed bibliography on each module. At the end of the course, all students must pass a multiple choice exam to evaluate what they learned along the course Scholarships IUCPM - Helsinki España grants a limited amount of partial scholarships covering between 30% and 90% of the course tuition. They have to be requested by the interested candidate whom, along with the relevant documentation, must attach a copy of a recent payslip or income-tax-return. Diploma Certificated by the International University Centre for Peace Missions - Helsinki España. Recognize by Peace Operations Training Institute (UN). REGISTARION FEE Course registration fee: 350. This fee must be paid from the moment the student confirms his/ her availability. This amount will be subtracted from the total tuition. No reimbursement will be granted to students who for whatever circumstance cannot attend afterwards. TUITION which covers: Tutorship. Reading material. Diploma recognized by the Peace Operations Training Institute and International University Centre for Peace Missions - Helsinki España. Visits and transportation to the International Demining Centre of Hoyo de Manzanares (mineawareness practice). Recruitment interview with the United Nations Volunteer. Four-wheel driving practice. First aid diploma. Note: Board, lodging & travel costs during the Month of the Expert Course in Madrid are NOT included. IUCPM- Helsinki España is not responsible of your accommodation during the Month in Madrid. IUCPM - Helsinki España cannot be held responsible if any last minute change arises outside its field of responsibility. 2 Rapid Expert Assistance and Co-operation Teams
4 IUCPM - HELSINKI ESPAÑA Syllabus Outline and Time Schedule MODULE I - CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS Setting the Stage Concept and Characteristics of Modern Violent Conflict Causes of Conflicts Theories Peacebuilding: Policy and Practice Case Studies and Exercises on Applications Culture Awareness: Concept and Elements The Role of Culture and Communication in Peace Negotiations Gender Awareness Conflict Prevention MODULE II - INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT Conflicts in Asia: (...)* Conflict Impact Assessment Crisis Management Post-conflict Rehabilitation Caucasus and Central Asia: (...)* Conflicts in Latin America: (...)* Conflicts in Africa: (...)* Conflicts in the Middle East: (...)* * Special focus will be given to present day conflicts in this specific area. MODULE III - HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW Human rights: Philosophical Bases and International Standards Disobedience to Law: the Experiment of Stanley Milgram Monitoring Human Rights: Challenges and Beneficiaries The Role of Human Rights in Peacekeeping Operations International Criminal Law International Humanitarian Law Principles and Foundation of International Refugee Law International Humanitarian Law Case Studies MODULE IV - INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND ENTITIES Introduction to the UN system The UN and Peacekeeping Operations. UN Charter Operational aspects of UN and other international interventions UNV in peacekeeping operations and the Do No Harm Approach The new NATO European Security and Defence Policy OSCE management principles: programmes, projects and missions OSCE field activities. The REACT project Other International Organitations. The work of NGOs in international co-operation missions 3 Rapid Expert Assistance and Co-operation Teams
5 IUCPM - HELSINKI ESPAÑA MODULE V - MULTIFUNCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF INTERVENTION IN PEACE OPERATIONS Police in Crisis Management Civil-Military Cooperation in Peace Missions: breaking the stereotypes Transitional Justice Processes Truth Commissions International Criminal Court: Creation and Operation Ad-hoc International Criminal Tribunals Parliaments in International Interim or Temporary Administration Law and Order Election Observers MODULE VI - FIELDWORK TECHNIQUES Public Information Techniques Negotiation and Mediation Team Work Working with Interpreters Introduction to Meeting Management Techniques Report Writing Techniques Project Management Map Reading Stress Management Health and Security Issues Personal Security Awareness Mine Awareness Four Wheel Driving First Aid Communication Systems RECRUITMENT INTERVIEWS During the course, interested students may sign up for a recruitment interview with the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Special Operations Officer. The purpose of this meeting is to let the UNV Special Operations Officer have a direct knowledge of the candidates and their suitability in being deployed to a mission. 4 Rapid Expert Assistance and Co-operation Teams
6 IUCPM - HELSINKI ESPAÑA COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL EXPERTS UN (United Nations) OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) USIP (United States Institute of Peace) Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Ministry of Spain Defense Ministry of Spain Ministry of Interior of Spain International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) INSTITUTIONS FUNDING THIS COURSE Banco Santander Foundation For more information about this course, visit: www. humandimension.net IUCPM. HELSINKI ESPAÑA MADRID C/ Alberto Aguilera, 13, 8º Izq Madrid, SPAIN Phone: (+34) Fax: (+34)
7 PROFILE AND STUDENT REQUIREMENTS EXPERTS IN RAPID COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION OPERATIONS, CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND POST-CONFLICT REHABILITATION Four year University Degree At least 22 years old With a proven advanced level of spoken and written English Excellent academic record with highest marks. An academic transcript must be submitted Interested in working with international organizations Psychologically and physically prepared to participate in international missions Have a clean health record In possession of a valid driver s licence Laptop computer (Optional. Please note that most of the reading material for the course will be provided as digital copies). Required documents: REACT registration form Formal letter of motivation Academic transcripts Resume with photo Certificate of knowledge of the English language (if you do not have one, let us know and we will schedule a brief interview on the phone) Two recent letters of recommendation, on headed paper and with the date, stamp and signature of the entity and person that is writing the letter. The ORIGINALS MUST be sent by post. Your referees may advance them scanned via . However, the originals are still required by post. Health certificate If interested in financial aid: copy of your most recent pay slip or incometax-return and an official translation into English or Spanish. This is absolutely mandatory if you are interested in grants. Please note that we will accept applications until 25 candidates are selected. This limit can also be reached before March 1st, Your application will NOT be considered if there are any missing documents. Applicants who were not selected in previous editions need to reapply for the following course in order to be considered.
8 REACT May Registration Form REACT May Registration Form Please complete the form in ALL CAPS. NOTE: Incomplete forms or those sent after the deadline will not be considered. Insert Passport photo First Name: Last Name: Sex: Female Male Marital Status: Age: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Nationality: DNI / Passport Number: Present Address (Street, City, Country and Zip Code): Telephone (including country and area codes): Mobile phone (including country and area codes): Permanent address (if different from above) address: Graduate Degree (s): Bachelor s Degree (s): University / Universities Other Studies: Current Profession: Current Company: Contact in case of emergency: (name & mobile phone) REACT Course - May 2013 INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR PEACE MISSIONS- HELSINKI ESPAÑA HUMAN DIMENSION C/Alberto Aguilera, 13, 8ºIzq Madrid (Spain) Tel.: (34) Fax.: (34)
9 REACT May Registration Form Languages. Please indicate the appropriate level. Key: 1 = elementary 2 = intermediate 3 = advanced 4 = bilingual 5 = Native language Language Written Spoken Allergies, special medical conditions/instructions: No Yes If yes, please comment: Smoker: No Yes Vegetarian: No Yes Helsinki España has a very limited amount of scholarships. Please complete the following: Financial Assistance (preference will be given to nationals from non- Western countries): No Yes PLEASE NOTE: In case you request a scholarship, you must send Helsinki España a copy of your (and/or your parents ) monthly income, i.e. an income-tax-return form along with an official certified translation in English or Spanish. Is the scholarship a prerequisite for participating? No Yes Specific reasons for requesting financial assistance: REACT Course May 2013 INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR PEACE MISSIONS- HELSINKI ESPAÑA HUMAN DIMENSION C/Alberto Aguilera, 13, 8ºIzq Madrid (Spain) Tel.: (34) Fax.: (34)
10 REACT May Registration Form How did you find out about the Expert Course of Helsinki España? (If you heard from a REACT Alumni, please name him/her for reference) Comments: Please together with the following documents all in PDF format before March 1st, 2013: Formal letter of motivation. Resume with photo. Academic transcripts. Two letters of recommendation, on headed paper and with the date, stamp and signature of the entity and person that is writing the letter. The ORIGINALS MUST be sent by post. Your referees may advance them scanned via . However, the originals are still required by post. Certificate of knowledge of the English language (if you do not have one, let us know and we will schedule a brief interview on the phone). Health certificate. Insert passport photo in this registration form. Copy of your most recent pay slip or income-tax-return and an official translation into English or Spanish. This is absolutely mandatory if you are interested in financial aid. Please note that we will accept applications until 25 candidates are selected. This limit can also be reached before Mach 1st, Your application will NOT be considered if there are any missing documents. Applicants who were not selected in previous editions need to reapply for the following course in order to be considered. Contact information: Spanish native speaker students: María Jaén, Program Director: Other international students: Adriana Negueruela, Project Coordinator: Telephone: (+34) Fax: (+34)
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