25 – 29 Jan 2016: ENTRi – Specialisation training course: Transition strategies and sustainability as part of the Comprehensive Approach



The credibility of the crisis response from international actors today depends more and more on their capacity to establish sustainable results in the field when addressing a crisis or post conflict situations. Security is a very important aspect thereof and it is the pre-condition to establish sustainable development (security-development nexus).

This five day training course focuses on the capacity of crisis responses from major actors like the EU and the UN, more specifically in their role as global and also comprehensive security provider. A specific focus will be put on the Sahel region. An analysis will be made of the integration of the security aspects mirrored by crisis management missions as part of an overall comprehensive approach.

During the course a bottom-up and a top-down approach will be discussed in terms of synergy development (transition strategies) between various instruments (security, humanitarian, development, economic and diplomatic) and joint cooperation of the international community enabling for sustainable results.

The working language will be English.


Course objectives

After this specialisation course, participants will be able to:

  • identify the mandates and objectives of the various policy instruments used and international actors in the field
  • Explain how the comprehensive approach takes place from policy level all the way till the operational level and the need for transition strategies
  • Identify appropriate synergies, actions and international partnerships possible and how to obtain sustainable results taking into account local ownership


Date & Location

25-29 Jan. 2016, Brussels, Belgium.


This course is free of charge. Accommodation and board will be covered by ENTRi. Course participants will be responsible for covering their own travel to the course venue.

Target audience

Deployed staff from the various EU and UN missions (especially from the Sahel Region such as EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUTM Mali, MINUSMA, EUCAP Sahel Niger), personnel from the EEAS (planners and programmers), EU Commission, and EUSR Offices.

Implementing Partners

Lead implementing body: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium.
Other partner implementing body: Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland.