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From Thursday 10 to Tuesday 12 December 2013, a CIMIC (Civil-Military Cooperation) training module is being held for 32 students enrolled in the Master’s Degrees in human rights of the University of Padua (MA in Institutions and policies of human rights and peace and MA in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance).
The module, which is developed in the framework of the Memorandum of understanding signed in 2009 between the Human Rights Centre and the NATO Multinational CIMIC Group, is realised at Mario Fiore Barracks in Motta di Livenza (Treviso) by specialised CIMIC instructors.
The basic aim of the training module is to provide the students with a basic understanding of principal tasks, functions and organisation of CIMIC in NATO and EU CIMIC policy. Among the topics addressed, special attention is be posed to negotiation techniques to which a group simulation will be dedicated. Part of the course focuses also on specific field experiences by the instructors especially in the ISAF (Afghanistan) and UNIFIL (Lebanon) missions.