The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre FINCENT organises military crisis management training for command and expert personnel in United Nations, NATO, African Union and European Union led crisis management operations. FINCENT also focuses on assuring the quality of training and supervising crisis management education criteria.
The mission of FINCENT is to execute and conduct the international training of leaders and experts in crisis management in cooperation with its national and international partners. FINCENT monitors and evaluates the range, execution and practices of crisis management training on a global scale and defines training solutions and responsibilities. FINCENT also supports other Finnish Defence Forces units with its expertise in terms of training and evaluation.
The main tasks of the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre FINCENT are to:
- Arrange and host national and international courses, exercises and seminars for the UN, the EU, NORDEFCO, NATO and NATO/Partnership and the AU.
- Act as a Department Head of NATO Military Contribution to Peace Support discipline to coordinate the military contribution to peace support training offered by other education and training centres.
- Act as a Finnish Operational Capabilities Concept Evaluation and Feedback Program (OCC E&F) Centre to support all Finnish Defence Forces services in NATO OCC E&F related matters.
- Support Finnish civilian crisis management efforts.
- Send Finnish officers to participate in crisis management courses abroad.
- Cooperate with international and national civilian and military partner organisations.
- Participate in research activities: For example the IECEU-project that analyses and assesses best practices and lessons learned with a view to enhance the conflict prevention and peace building capabilities of EU
A cooperation establishment between the Crisis Management Centre (CMC Finland) and FINCENT called the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management provides common training for both military and civilian personnel in the multidimensional and complex field of comprehensive crisis management.