Second Train-the-Trainer Academy

ATT-OP II

Event date: 08/11/2018

On November 8, 2018, Expertise France organised, together with its co implementing partner BAFA, the second ‘train the trainer’ workshop within the framework of Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/915.

Held in Paris, this event took place on an extra third day after a meeting of experts, gathering 12 representatives from beneficiary countries and other people involved in the second phase of the European Union’s activities in support of the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (EU ATT OP II).

In order to enlarge the pool of experts (a pillar of the overall success of the project), Expertise France placed the focus on:
− Key concepts regarding five ATT topics covered in any awareness seminars of the EU ATT OP II:
Š Framework for conventional arms transfers;
Š Establishment and implementation of a national control system for conventional arms transfers;
Š Regulation of conventional arms import, export, transit and transhipment;
Š Regulation of conventional arms brokering;
Š Transparency;
− Behavioural and pedagogical approaches to become a trainer;
− A practical exercise simulating a training session.

The participants made this event successful, showing strong motivation and involvement in the presentations they had to prepare.

Technical and pedagogical skills acquired by the 12 representatives from partner countries shall be a key asset in the programmes’ results sustainability.