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The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre

The Finnish Defence Forces' International Centre (FINCENT) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence of military crisis management.

The Centre organises courses for experts and leaders in United Nations, European Union, African Union and NATO-led crisis management operations. It also coordinates crisis management training and meeting the quality requirements of that training.

FINCENT was established in 1969 and has been a part of the National Defence University since 2015.

All of FINCENT's courses, seminars and current news can be found on the English language website at