Methodology of GAP presented at technical review in Dublin

Professor Vinnie Wade, CEO at ADAPT Research Centre for Digital Content Technology & Chair of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, (on left) introduced “the GAP methodology to identify and  rate  soft skills & competency in conflict prevention and peacebuilding competences” during Technical review organised by European Commission in Dublin, Ireland. The methodology supports training designers and educational game developers to capture key soft skill competencies (e.g. communication, decision making) and rate the quality of this behaviour for assessment and feedback in learning environments.

GAP consortium in Dublin

GAP Consortium (15 organisations around Europe) has gathered to wrap-up the conducted research work during the first year of the project.

GAP analysed communication, cooperation, decision-making, gender and cultural awareness and stress management in peacebuilding. The background statistics of the research show the amount of interviews and experiences in different countries were introduced by our partner Ulster University.

Sign in for IECEU & WOSCAP conference on conflict prevention and peacebuilding on 8th November in Brussels

IECEU (Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention) and WOSCAP (Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding) are organising their final conference together on 8 November 2017 in Brussels, with the purpose of bringing together all relevant stakeholders and end-users in the field of the European Union’s conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts.

The conference will specifically focus on:

  • Main aspects of conflict prevention
  • Integrated approach
  • Effectiveness of EU missions and operations
  • Potential for pooling and sharing in CSDP
  • Civil-military cooperation in CSDP
  • Inclusivity, local ownership and civil society perspectives in peacebuilding.

More info and the registration:

The conference programme:


Article in Contemporary Military Challenges, an interdisciplinary scientific and technical publication published by Slovenian Armed Forces

Article by Ivana Boštjančič Pulko, Centre for European Perspective – CEP; Johanna Suhonen and Kari Sainio, Finnish Defence Forces International Centre: “Assessing the planning and implemention of EU mission and operation: Case Study of EUFOR Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina” focuses on Planning capacity, assessed from the perspective of EUFOR Althea’s initial mandate, namely the operational planning and capacity-building and training of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and support to the BiH authorities in maintaining a safe and secure environment. Additionally, EUFOR Althea’s engagement in Security Sector Reform and defence reform is covered. Research on EUFOR Althea’s planning capacity strived to encompass strategic and operational planning and its implications for the management and implementation of the operation, the lessons learned and the operation’s situational awareness.

The article as a whole can be accessed here:

CMI Finland: High-level seminar marks Finland’s expertise in peacemaking and gender equality

The 8th High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes is taking place in Helsinki between 10-12 October. Hosting the High-Level Seminar in Helsinki amid Finland’s centenary celebrations marks Finland’s historical legacy and expertise in peace-making and gender equality.


More information at CMI Finland’s website at:

High-level seminar marks Finland’s expertise in peacemaking and gender equality