ENTRi is an initiative funded by the European Commission (90%) and co-funded by its 12 implementing partners under the lead of the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) in Berlin. The programme began in 2011 and is set to run until July 2019. The total budget of the programme since its inception is 8 million Euro. The implementing partners are from different Member States of the European Union and Switzerland. ENTRi was created by the European Union's Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace and is guided by the European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), which is co-located with the European External Action Service.

ENTRi under the Microscope: Added value of a European civilian capacity-building consortium

The aim of this study is to examine the added value that Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi) has had on the capacity building landscape since its inception in 2011. ENTRi aims at enabling staff to work in a more efficient, effective and sustainable manner in order to achieve their missions' mandates and to play a positive role in the effective management of international civilians crisis and stabilisation-type missions. To that end, the ENTRi consortium of training institutions has developed a variety of tools to support crisis managers, such as training courses and packages, handbooks, a certification mechanism to ensure a minimum standard of course content across institutions, and peer mechanisms to help organisations learn from each other.
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Interim Narrative Report ENTRi III (01.6.2016 - 31.5.2017)

On the 31st of May 2017 the first reporting phase of ENTRi III came to an end. Once again the project focuses on crisis management and stabilisation missions and flexibly addresses all missions and personnel involved in crisis management worldwide. For more details the Interim Narrative Report can be found here.

Final Narrative Report ENTRi II

On the 31st of May 2016 ENTRi II came to an end after starting on the 1st of April 2013. During this highly fruitful second phase ENTRi successfully implemented 44 courses, training 994 participants of over 80 different nationalities and representatives of various European and international organisations. Other highlights and more details can be found in the Final Narrative Report here and the Annex here.


What makes ENTRi unique is its set-up and its methodology. Key to ENTRi is the approach to facilitating enhanced European and wider international harmonization and standardization of courses, with a view to creating synergies between European and international institutions such as the UN and the OSCE. Another unique aspect is the inclusion of a vibrant mix of organizers (at least two training institutions from different European countries) and participants. The Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) implements ENTRi together with 11 partner institutions throughout Europe.
Partners in the third project phase (2016-2019) can be found below:
Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA)
L'École Nationale d'Administration (ENA)
Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont)
Centre for European Perspective (CEP)
Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute (BDI)
Crisis Management Centre (CMC)
Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael
Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP)
Stabilisation Unit (SU)
Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace Building (SEP)
Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)
In addition to consortium partners, ENTRi also cooperates closely with the following associate partners:

At a Glance

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Well-prepared personnel is key for ensuring successful civilian crisis management and stabilisation-type missions. Capacity development does not simply mean reaching sufficient quantities of personnel, but also ensuring their quality and interoperability. Training activities target the range of individual needs associated with deployment and support missions in fulfilling their mandate adequately and efficiently.

ENTRi is guided by the principle of equal opportunity to attend trainings, regardless of financial capacity, and encourages transnational cooperation. A rigorous participant selection process will ensure that only qualified candidates will participate in the activities.

ENTRi aims at benefiting the overall performance of the missions and the populations in crisis-affected countries.

The project design will allow for maximum flexibility to react to a changing crisis management environment, with a view to strengthening the link between training and actual deployment. Ongoing needs assessments and close collaboration with seconding or recruiting institutions in the EU and in the field will provide the opportunity to optimally adapt the development and delivery of courses to ensuring a demand-based approach.