NORDEFCO Peace Support Operations Cooperation Course started at FINCENT

Twenty-five students representing six different nationalities are participating in the NORDEFCO Peace Support Operations Cooperation Course at the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre located in Helsinki, Finland.

The objective of this 12-day PSOCC course is to prepare military, police and civilian personnel for coordination , cooperation and Iiaison tasks at a tactical level, in Peace Support Operations Ied by the UN, AU, EU or NATO. The students will develop and improve their skills in various areas. The emphasis is on coordination, cooperation and liaison so that the students will be able to work effectively in a multicultural environment and to improve interoperability within the peace support community.

The course consists of theoretical lectures, case studies and practical exercises that foster the participants’ understanding of the different concepts and approaches used in peace support operations. The course culminates in a final exercise where the participants will get to apply the wide array of methodologies and skills they have acquired in the classroom.

PSOCC 1/2017 is the first restructured course since last year and it introduces civilians and police officers as students.

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