Community Based (Re)Integration and Security (CBRS), Barcelona, Spain
Start date: 10 Jul 2016 8:45am | End date: 17 Jul 2016 3:00pm
The specialised training course on Community Based (Re)integration and Security (CBRS) for practitioners is jointly organised by the Barcelona International Peace Resource Centre and Transition International. The course builds upon the successful annual specialised (re)integration courses on (re)integration of ex-combatants. The course presents an innovative approach for more comprehensive context and community driven (re)integration, integration, resilience, and community security programming. It responds to the different dynamics of (re)integration and resilience processes and its target groups (e.g. ex-combatants, returnees, refugees, internally displaced persons, children released from armed forces and groups and other youth at risk) and receiving- and host communities.
Several targeted (re)integration, self-reliance and community security projects usually occur in parallel. They tend to create further divisions in the communities, and are often not sustainable. Most programmes are highly centralised and thereby do not adequately respond to local contexts nor empower local actors to plan, execute, and own the processes. This course explores these dynamics and proposes different means to build bridges between the different (re)integration, community security, and resilience approaches in order to foster durable solutions, stability, local economic development, and (re)integration of the different groups in their host- or receiving communities.
Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) – www.bcnpeacecenter.cat
The Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) is the outcome of an initiative launched by Barcelona City Council to promote the culture of peace through dialogue, awareness-raising, and training in crisis management and conflict resolution. Created in 2009, the BIPRC is the only center of its kind in Spain. Its work is inspired by the philosophy of centers around the world specializing in crisis management and peace operations. The BIPRC’s main activity is an international specialized training program designed to meet the extensive learning needs of civilian personnel and to equip them with the skills they need to engage in field operations around the world. The center offers a range of training courses aimed at professionals working in peacebuilding, complex crisis management, and humanitarian affairs.
Transition International – www.transitioninternational.com
Transition International (TI) is a Netherlands-based, international consultancy firm with a network of senior consultants around the world. We specialise in assisting key actors in tackling the challenges of transitions. We promote change through knowledge development, training and advisory services. TI, while operating on a commercial basis, is a value-driven consultancy firm. We are guided by the ambition to contribute to a peaceful and more secure world, in which human dignity and our environment are both respected and protected. We demonstrate this commitment and promote these values in everything that we undertake. At TI, we understand that context is often at least as important as the substance of a programme or project. We therefore employ a conflict, culture, gender, and age-sensitive approach, and strive towards the broadest possible participation of stakeholders, and affected communities. This CBRS course truly reflects TI’s multidisciplinary approach and solid expertise.
Course invitation and application can be found in the link below:
The application deadline is the 10th May 2016, but acceptance onto the course will be granted on a rolling basis. To apply for the course, please submitt your current Curriculum Vitae and the completed application form to Eva Lopez, Course Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com. Please see the enclosed application form for futher details.