"Thus, this training is really designed to meet the needs of the proposing organization."
Delft, the Netherlands, Sep 21 (ANTARA) - Fourteen lecturers, staff members and stake holders of Indonesia`s Defense University (Unhan) of the Defence Ministry will study civil and military relations at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations, Clingendael in the Hague, the Netherlands.

The study on `Concepts and Practices of Human Rights in Civil-Military Relations will be carried out through a tailor made program for three weeks from 22 September to 14 October 2012 funded through a StuNed (Studeren in Nederlands) scholarship program from the Dutch government, the Director of Nuffic-Neso Indonesia, Mervin Bakker said in a press release received here Friday.

He explained in addition to the learning activities in classrooms, the participants also have an opportunity to learn the application of civil-military relations at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) which unites the institutes for general officers training, for all elements and all levels of the defence organization. .

"The participants will also make excursions to the related institutions in Amsterdam as well as the International Peace Palace and the International Criminal Court, the Parliament of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Ministry of Defense in the Hague," Mervin noted.

In accordance with the character modality of tailor made namely demand-driven base, the training curriculum as well as the outputs and post-training sustainable action plan will be set up by Unhan in collaboration with Clingendael.

"Thus, this training is really designed to meet the needs of the proposing organization," Mervin said.

Meanwhile, the rector of Unhan Lt.Gen.Dr.Syarifuddin Tippe, expressed his appreciation over the good cooperation with NufficNeso Indonesia and the Dutch government as the lecturers and researchers either military or civilian could have an opportunity to study in depth the practice of civil-military relations and human rights in the Netherlands.

"I hope the students can take advantage of this good opportunity to gain knowledge and broaden their views of civil-military relations that can contribute to improving the quality of education at the Indonesian Defence University in the future," he added.

The sustainability of the tailor made would be conducted by setting up the Back Home Action Plan (BHAP) for the participants. The BHAP preparation will be guided by Clingendael and it will be the main reference in implementing the work program at Unhan.

In addition, within three months after returning from the Netherlands, the participants will conduct a workshop guided by experts from Clingendael.

NufficNeso Indonesia is a non-profit organization officially designated and funded by the Dutch government to address various issues related to higher education including managing StuNed scholarship for about 200 Indonesians in the form of master program and training.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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