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Application formThe 5th EUPST session will be hosted in Cameroon in March-April 2014, in the facilities of Ecole Internationale des Forces de Sécurité (International School for Security Forces).

The EIFORCES was established in 2008 in Cameroon. The major objective of this school is to train (and provide a follow-up of this training) internal security forces of African countries wishing to participate actively in Peace and Security Operations, or of countries facing "post-crisis" situations. It is therefore not only a matter of teaching know-how skills pertaining to Formed Police Units (FPUs), but also of providing well trained staff and strategic leaders.
EiForces Logo The school offers a wide variety of training activities, ranging from basic field training to university courses:

The EIFORCES enjoys strong international support : African Peace Facility, EU Peace and Security Support Program, EU, UNDP, China, Japan, Canada, France. The school is also labeled as a Centre of excellence of African Union and ECCAS for policing in peace and security operations.


The EUPST session will be run in March-April 2014 in the EIFORCES facilities of AWAE, near Yaoundé.
It will train or retrain 280 agents from African security forces, both men and women.
Taking into account the limited accommodation facilities at EIFORCES/Awaé, the session will be split into two courses (140 trainees each).
Training is to be conducted in French, thus responding to the need of Peacekeepers in French-speaking missions.
Through a multidisciplinary professional training program adapted to the missions, curriculum shall be explicitly oriented toward the respect of human rights and individual rights, this underlining the primary need of integrity within the involved law enforcement agencies (respecting the rule of law and having a professional behavior based on the respect of international laws, regulations and standards).
The training reproduces realistic situations and challenges, thus preparing the participants to their future missions.
It will simulate the deployment of a typical stabilization Police force, strengthening and if needed replacing the local police on the immediate management of low to medium intensity incidents.
The objective of the exercises is the return to a peaceful situation, giving priority to capacity building and interactions with state actors and non-governmental organizations present on the spot. The training sessions would thus seek to enable African Union countries to enhance the flexibility and the interoperability of their police elements when deployed in the framework of civilian crisis management and stabilization missions either by the EU, the AU or the UN.


The content of the sessions will be as follows:

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