08. Cross Cultural Competency for CSDP Missions and Operations Course

Cross Cultural Competency for CSDP Missions and Operations Course

Iteration: 7 - 11 Sep 2020

e-Prime code : GR 73.5




To raise the cultural awareness in a mission environment (CSDP) and to provide the participants with a comprehensive set of universal cross-cultural knowledge and skills that enable participants to take into account the cultural dimension within a specific mission.

Learning Topics

- Basic cultural terminology.

- Do and Don’ts on cultural behavior.

- Cultural Property Protection (CPP).

- Religions and Ethics of the world.

- Gender issues.

- Good Practices and Lessons learned.

- Self-awareness knowledge.

- Cultural Leadership.

- Cross-Cultural Mediation and Negotiations.

- Cultural factors in CSDP.

- Interagency cooperation.

- Security environment and cross-cultural competence for CSDP.

Student Criteria

- Staff personnel (Military and Civilians) from Member Sates and EU institutions and Agencies.

- Civilians work and/or aim to work in NGOs/IGOs/GOs.


- Up to 35 participants (20 slots are available to international students).

   Allocations will be on a “ first comes – first served ” basis.

- Domestic (inland) transportation support (from Thessaloniki airport to the MPSOTC)

   will be provided by MPSOTC.

-  Accommodation, food and drink expenses are to be paid by the participants

   (NATO countries).

- There will be no charge for lodging and messing for some PfP, MeD and other 

   countries,according to bilateral arrangements.

- Duration: 1 Weeks.

- Course fee: 130 € per week.

- Dress: Service and battle uniform.