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In Autumn 2009 the Human Rights Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NATO Multinational CiMiC Group (Civil-Military Coopeation). The purpose of the Memorandum is to develop necessary synergies aimed at promoting highly professional educational activities in the following sectors: international organisations of human rights and peace, monitoring of human rights, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping, peace building and human safety.
In the framework of the activities provided for in the Memorandum, every Academic Year a group of students of the Master's Degree Course in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace of the University of Padua participate to a specific NATO Civil Cooperation Module to be held in the CiMiC Group barracks in Motta di Livenza (Treviso). The module, which is part of the peacekeeping teaching course, is aimed at providing students with a thorough understanding of NATO Civil Military Cooperation organisation, evolution and doctrine, a general overview of CiMic in NATO, UN and EU and practical international experiences.