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Forum for Security Co-operation Programme
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

The OSCE “Forum for Security Co-operation Programme” has been developed to increase the knowledge about the politico-military dimension of the organization, entailing the broad and diverse agenda of the Forum for Security and Co-operation (FSC).
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Programme Overview

The OSCE "Forum for Security Co-operation Programme" has been developed to increase the knowledge of the OSCE participating States (pS), point of contacts in Capitals (POCs) and OSCE Executive Structures about the politico-military dimension of the organization, entailing the broad and diverse agenda of the Forum for Security and Co-operation (FSC).

The project's overall objective is to support the systemization of knowledge transfer to the delegates and national focal points in the capitals of the pS and verification centers about the broad agenda of the FSC.

Note: Participation in the Programme is by invitation only. Selected learners will be invited to the opening of the programme twice a year - March and September. The Programme is currently under development, and the "FSC in-depth" course is planned to be finalized by 2023.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us:

CONFLICT PREVENTION CENTRE / FSC SUPPORT UNIT
OFFICE: +43 1 514 36 6262
https://www.osce.org/forum-for-security-cooperation

What you will learn

  • Enhance your knowledge on the OSCE politico-military dimension and related topics
  • Understand the specifics on conventional arms control (CAC) and confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs)
  • Contribute to and improve the expertise of the OSCE Executive structures, especially the Field Operations, through practical online modules on specific aspects of FSC topics

Course curriculum

Course I - Introduction to Forum for Security Co-operation

Consists of 4 introductory modules:

  1. Introduction to the Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC)
    Short description
  2. The Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and the Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA) assistance mechanism
    Short description
  3. UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
    Short description
  4. UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1540 on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Short description

Course II - "Introduction to Forum for Security Co-operation".

Consists of 4 introductory modules:

  1. Introduction to the Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC)
    Short description
  2. The Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and the Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA) assistance mechanism
    Short description
  3. UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
    Short description
  4. UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1540 on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Short description

Course III - The FSC in-depth

  • Coming soon!

Donors

Gratitude is extended to Finland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, whose financial contributions supported the development of the "FSC Programme".

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this course take?

All courses in the "FSC Programme" are entirely self-paced, meaning that you can log in to the OSCE E-Learning platform at any time and progress at your own speed to complete modules in no particular order. However, please note that the "FSC Programme" may have an end date, so it means you should complete it within the given timeframe.

Why is this course free?

All courses available on the OSCE E-Learning platform are free. We extend our gratitude and thank our organizational donors in Finland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, whose financial contributions supported the "FSC Programme" development.

What language the course is available in?

For now, the "FSC Programme" is available only in English.

Are there any requirements and prerequisites?

No special skills or knowledge are required for the "FSC Programme". You can start with any course or even attempt the certificate assessment.

Can I receive the certificate?

Yes, after completion of the "FSC Programme" and if you pass the "FSC Programme" certificate assessment - you will receive an official OSCE certificate of achievement or other acknowledgement (a "Certificate").

How does the Certificate assessment work?

There will be approximate -- random questions covering at least three topics per module. You should score 80% or more to get the certificate. Pleas note:

  • You will get only one attempt per question;
  • Except for Correct/Incorrect - no further feedback is provided.
What if I fail the assessment?

Don't worry - you will get unlimited attempts to re-do the certificate assessment!

Can I learn using my mobile phone?

Yes. The Open edX platform works on desktop and mobile devices with current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only