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From Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 November 2012, a CIMIC (Civil-Military Cooperation) training module is being held for 27 students enrolled in the second year of the Master's Degree in Institutions and policies of human rights and peace of the University of Padua.
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 part and parcel of the teaching in "Human rights monitoring, electoral observation and peace-keeping" of the Master's Degree Course and 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 will be posed to negotiation techniques to which a group simulation will be dedicated. Part of the course will focus also on specific field experiences by the instructors especially in the ISAF (Afghanistan) and UNIFIL (Lebanon) missions.