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“Hostile Environment Security” Virtual Course

December 14, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Virtual training course 


14th – 18th December 2020


The course is designed to equip participants from a range of disciplines with core security skills applicable across a range of medium to high risk mission contexts. We combine experience and best practices from a wide spectrum of civilian, journalist, UN, EU, diplomatic, military and police settings. Our highly experienced and certified trainers offer personal insights from work both in mission and individual assignment contexts in Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Asia. Specialist areas such as Actions under fire; IEDs; Front line first aid; Hostage taking; and Conduct after capture will be covered, alongside core elements, including situational awareness and security planning / preparations. Finally, the course will also include data/communications security awareness modules, with core training and tools to better protect your personal and professional data.


The course will be conducted virtually via Zoom software. The training will consist of lectures and facilitated discussions by senior experts and practitioners in the field. A virtual space will be provided for group discussions and best practices, and for experience sharing among the participants under the guidance of the senior mentor.


Course Information

Senior Mentors: Mr Nathan Forsdyke, International security consultant
Facilitators: Mr Fredrik Janse – METIS consultant

Mr Johan Robertsson Lind – METIS consultantant

Mr Dejan Loncar, MSE, PhD, Senior Economist, M&E Senior Specialist UN, Lecturer, Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Mr Kosta Isailovic, Demining officer

Representative of the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units, CoESPU, Italy – TBD

Course Director: Goran Topalović, Director of Operations, Conflux Center
Project Officers: Visnja Jovancevic, Conflux Center

Emilija Maric, Conflux Center

Duration: 14 – 18 December 2020


Course fees is 750 EUR.


Conflux Center alumni are eligible for 20% discount.

Partial subsidy could be available at later stage. Those interested in partial subsidy should send CV and Motivation letter not later than 7th December 2020 to


Upon online registration, which will remain open till 7th December 2020, participants will receive an invoice, pre-course reading material and all necessary information on how to use Zoom, as well as any assistance they might need. Pre-course reading material and additional reading will also be available on a designated password-protected webpage on our website. Instructions on how to use Zoom will also be presented during the introduction sessions of the course.


In order to join the virtual training, all attendees should have access to the internet and a personal computer (laptop), with an operational web-cam and microphone (external or internal). A stable internet connection is essential in order to minimize the chances of stutter or disconnecting. It is advisable that the participants download the Zoom application (free of charge). They can also join a meeting directly from their browser, but the meeting experience from the browser is limited. The participants will receive all necessary information in the joining instructions prior to the start of the course.


The participants should be relieved of their regular work duties for the duration of the course.


The course is conducted in English and translation is not provided.

After completing the course, training certificates in PDF will be issued, and a hard copy can be sent via post if requested.

For further details about the course, please contact us at:  or  +381 65 3081976






December 14, 2020
December 18, 2020