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The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre FINCENT organises military crisis management courses for command and expert personnel in UN, NATO, AU and EU led crisis management operations. At the beginning of 2015, FINCENT became a part of the National Defence University. Read more..

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4 February | FINCENT
First Military English Terminology Course at FINCENT
The first Military English Terminology Course was conducted at FINCENT in January and February. The aim of the new course is for students to broaden their military vocabulary and activate their military English language communication skills.

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19 January | FINCENT
FINCENT’s ISO 9001 certificate renewed
The quality management system for FINCENT’s crisis management training was re-evaluated in December 2015. The annual review is one of the requirements of the ISO 9001 quality management system.

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14 January | National Defence University
FINCENT to become a NATO crisis management training coordinator
The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) has been named crisis management training coordinator for NATO and partnership countries from 2016 onwards. FINCENT will be coordinating the crisis management training of several education and training centres and the quality requirements of that training. Read more at NDU website...

14 December | FINCENT
Finland handed over chairmanship of NORDEFCO PSO Education and Training Working Group
In 2015, Finland was the chair nation of the Nordic Defence Cooperation Working Group Peace Support Operations Education and Training. The working group held its last meeting of the year in Helsinki with participants from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.



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15 February: Operational Capabilities Concept Database Training
22 February: NORDEFCO United Nations Protection of Civilians Course
7 March: NORDEFCO Peace Support Operations Cooperation Course 1/16
18 April: Military English Terminology Course 2B
23 April: European Union Comprehensive Crisis Management Course

Updated by Finnish Defence Forces International Centre Feb 5, 2016 4:55 PM