The Belgian Generic Training (BGT) for Civilian Crisis Management (CCM) constitutes the first step towards your possible future deployment to a CCM mission abroad with the European Union, the OSCE or, the United Nations.

CCM can take place throughout the whole crisis cycle. For instance, it can aim at preventing the escalation of a conflict or at managing the crisis and establishing a pathway towards a stabilization process. One of the main goals of CCM missions is to support the host State in carrying its basic sovereign functions towards its population such as internal security and external security, justice, and finance. It includes notably the strengthening of the rule of law, the transforming and strengthening of the civilian security sector, the preservation of fundamental rights, the role of women in peacebuilding, the fighting against terrorism, the prevention and countering of violent extremism or the tackling of irregular migration. Therefore, different types of EU civilian missions exist to respond to different needs e.g. Advisory, Partnership, Border Assistance, Monitoring, Capacity building, Rule of Law. Examples of such missions: #EUinAction | EEAS (

Deployment in CCM missions represents a unique opportunity in terms of professional growth as well as a chance to make a valuable contribution to Belgium’s role on the international scene. It is precisely in this context that the BGT aims to provide you with the necessary tools to maximise your chances of being selected for a deployment in a CCM mission as well as to prepare you for performing in the context of such missions.

Since its establishment in 2009, the BGT is co-organised by the Egmont Institute and the Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Public Service of Justice, and the Federal Police. This collaborative framework aims to foster exchange and mutual learning between talented individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

The two-week intensive training programme, balancing theory and practice, will give you the opportunity to interact with experts from various backgrounds. It will cover numerous topics such as the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy, Security Sector Reform, Conflict Analysis, Mediation, Negotiation, Civil-Military Cooperation and the Women Peace and Security Agenda, to mention a few.

The completion of the BGT requires a great willingness to learn, a professional attitude, dedication, curiosity, and team spirit.