5th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres commences
FINCENT is organising and hosting the 5th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) in Helsinki on 2-4 May.
The theme of this year´s meeting is "Addressing the Contemporary Challenges in Multidimensional Peace Operations- from Theory to Practice". The theme was selected to invoke discussion on how the peace training community can effectively integrate key issues, such as ethics in peacekeeping, protection of civilians and comprehensive approach.
The European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres was founded in 2013. It is a loose association of training institutions fostering training cooperation and coordination at the European level while promoting a "comprehensive approach". In this it is associated with the International Association of Peace Training Centres (IAPTC) which was founded in 1995 by the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Canada.