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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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3 June | FINCENT
In 2015, Finland is the chair nation of the Nordic Defence Cooperation Working Group Peace Support Operations Education and Training (NORDEFCO WG PSO E&T). The working group held its second and third meeting of the year at FINCENT 2–3 June with participants from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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27 May | FINCENT
New publication: Good Practices of a Comprehensive Approach to Crisis Management
The first publication by the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management is now available. The publication comprises articles that focus on some of the good practices and experiences in the field of a comprehensive approach to peacekeeping, peacebuilding and crisis management.

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27 May | FINCENT
The United Nations is looking for qualified senior women to join their staff
The United Nations is looking for senior women to join the Senior Women Talent Pipeline.

20 May | FINCENT
NATO Comprehensive Operations Planning Course at FINCENT
The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre together with NATO School Oberammergau are running a NATO Comprehensive Operations Planning Course at FINCENT in Helsinki, Finland. More than 70 officers and civilians from over 20 countries are contributing to the course either as students, instructors or staff members.

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 Follow this link for previously in focus (courses and events)


1 June: Military French Course 
6 June: NORDEFCO Integrated Crisis Management Course
10 August: NORDEFCO United Nations Military Experts on Mission Course 2/15
1 September: Peace Support Operations Terminology Course 2/15

Updated by Finnish Defence Forces International Centre Jun 3, 2015 12:03 PM