Events Workshops and Webinars

The consortium is organizing a series of workshops in the coming months focusing on novel approaches, concepts, and methods in CPPB training. The workshops, both online and offline, are designed to introduce ideas and results, and especially to bring together practitioners in order to further develop these perspectives by working together with key actors in the field. If you are interested in participating in one of these workshops, please contact us via


Local Ownership and Interagency Coordination and Cooperation in Kosovo Workshop

 November 2, 2017
Prishtina, Kosovo
Organiser: KCSS

This conference discussed key security concerns, such as the dynamics of cooperating in the region, preventing and countering violent extremism, countering information warfare, peacekeeping missions, which are all linked to projecting stability in the region and beyond.
The event brough together distinguished speakers, representing the Kosovo institutions, European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR), OSCE, UN mission in Kosovo as well as international organizations and donors in Kosovo. The aim of the conference was to share the experience of different stakeholders, including international missions, donors and organizations in Kosovo as well as the national institutions in the security area. In addition, development of local ownership in Kosovo since 2008 was the core topic discussed in the conference.

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Professional Capacities for Peace – Roundtable

27th October 2017
Bucharest, Romania
Organiser: PATRIR

This Roundtable on mapping professional capacities for peace training and preparation of military, state and civilian capacities for peacebuilding, peacekeeping and peace support operations was the first of its kind nationally in Romania. The Bucharest Roundtable held at the European Public Space brought together a group of 17 leading state and civilian capacities, including diplomatic, military, gendarmerie, academic and civilian, involved in the preparation, training and deployment of capabilities for peacebuilding, prevention, peacekeeping and peace support operations.
The event represented also a chance to look forward into the possibilities that Romania has in the upcoming Presidency and through the development of a (Civil) Peace Service  focusing on the development of practical strategies and options for strengthening capacity building and deployment capabilities and Romania’s participation and presence in EU peacebuilding, prevention and peace support missions.

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Designing Peacebuilding Programmes: Improving the Quality, Impact and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding and Peace Support (DPP) – Workshop

30thOctober-3rdNovember 2017
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Organiser: facilitated by PATRIR

This is an intensive training programme designed for agencies, organisations and practitioners working in conflict, crisis and post-war stabilisation and recovery who wish to to improve the quality, effectiveness and sustainable impact of their programmes.  It includes crisis management and prevention, peacebuilding, social, economic and political stabilisation, reconciliation in divided communities, and post-war recovery, rehabilitation and development. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in over 40 countries, Designing Peacebuilding Programmes represents the most advanced training programme of its kind for policymakers, practitioners, government officials and donors internationally.
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Training for Peace: Training Responses to Challenges in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

 September 18 2017
 University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Organiser: Human Rights Institute, University of Deusto, Spain

UDEUSTO organized an event which brought together Spanish representatives from training institutes in the broader CPPB field. The meeting consisted of two public debates and a local workshop. The first round-table discussed the current challenges to international actors CPPB training, with insights from its military and civilian mission components.  The second centred on CPPB training of civil society groups in conflict-affected countries and regions, and the need to enable local ownership through CPPB training.
The discussions were well-attended and received positive feedback from the audience. In addition, the closed session on standards in training revealed the important tension between the need for quality assurance given the costs of training as well as the need to respect diversity and variety in CPPB training. While the field can be guided by current European frameworks on vocational education, the question can be raised whether sector-specific standards can be developed. As participants highlighted, the development of quality criteria requires broad consultation as well as inclusive processes, in particular with regard to small-scale training providers.

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Pan-European Workshop on Novel approaches, concepts and methods

30th July 2017
Coventry, United Kingdom
Organiser: facilitated by COVUNI in collaboration with BUILDPEACE

Coventry University hosted the first of the workshops, which specifically examined the concept of ‘novelty’ in training programmes in the CPPB field. Based around three key questions, the workshop explored what drives trainers and educators to seek to try novel approaches, how organisations facilitate the transition towards novelty, and finally the challenges associated with incorporating novel approaches to training in CPPB.  The workshop was organised in collaboration with the ‘BuildPeace’ project, which seeks to build peacebuilding capacities through integrating formal and non-formal learning approaches, and it was well attended, with over 30 participants from the UK, Bosnia, Serbia, France and Turkey.