Belgian Generic Training (BGT) on Civilian Crisis Management

CALL:

Candidates interested in working for a Civilian Crisis Management (CCM) Mission or international peace-building mission are invited to follow our  two-week Belgian Generic Training (Core Course) that will be organised in March 2019.

In collaboration with experienced trainers and expert speakers, participants will be provided with the basic knowledge and skills required to work in a field mission, regardless of the specific function they will fulfill in international peace operations.

This integrated training is in line with the latest EU training standards and compulsory for deployment. It regroups federal police officers, magistrates, civil servants of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and external experts.  Its objective is to get a pool of trained personnel liable for possible deployment.

Target Group: The course is open mainly to Belgian participants, but depending on the number and profiles of Belgian candidates, a limited number of experts from other EU Member States may be accepted.  Participants are professionals with a relevant educational and professional background. Experts should be prepared for deployment in a CCM mission for a minimum of one year.

The course is organized twice a year jointly by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Egmont Institute, with the support of the Belgian Federal Police and the Ministry of Justice. The first pilot BGT took place in March 2009.

Upcoming Training

The next BGT training in Brussels will be organised in March 2019More information will be published in December 2018.

This two-week core course offers a general introduction and preparation for possible employment in an EU, UN or OSCE mission.  The BGT is characterized by very practical, mission-related and relevant exercises.

Contact: E. Cuny, Project Manager, Education and Training Programme.

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Past Trainings

2018:

  • 19-30 March, at the Federal Police Building CGI.
  • 19-30 November, Pilot course with the German Police Academy of North-Rhine/Westphalia.

2017:

  • 09-20 Oct.,  at the Ministry of Justice and at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.
  • 20-31 March, at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.

2016:

  • 17-28 Oct., at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.
  • 14-25 March, at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.

2015:

  • 16-27 Nov., at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.
  • 23 March -3 April, at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.

2014:

  • 13-24 Oct., at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.
  • 14-25 April, at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.

2013:

  • 21-31 Oct., at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.
  • 15-26 April, at the Federal Police Compound ‘Géruzet’. View the programme.

2012:

  • 15 Oct. – 26 Oct., at the Federal Police Compound ‘De Witte De Haelen’. View the programme.
  • 16 April – 27 April, at the Federal Police Compound ‘De Witte De Haelen’. View the programme.

2011:

  • 17 Oct. – 28 Oct, at the Federal Police Compound ‘De Witte De Haelen’. View the programme.
  • 28 March – 8 April at the Federal Police Compound ‘De Witte De Haelen’. View the programme.

2010:

  • 18 Oct. – 29 Oct. at the Federal Police Compound ‘De Witte De Haelen’.
  • 8 Mach – 19 March at the Federal Police Compound ‘De Witte De Haelen’.

2009:

  • November 2009 at the Federal Police Compound ‘De Witte De Haelen’.