The principal objectives of the Association are:
To strengthen coordination and cooperation amongst interested education and training centres/institutions, networks and interested officials within Europe.
To facilitate the exchange of experience, best practices, lessons-identified and education and training initiatives and activities.
To facilitate greater cooperative efforts in conducting crisis management education and training, through regular updates and exchanges of information on courses and exercises, and cooperative possibilities.
To promote mutual understanding of different institutional and functional perspectives and organizational cultures present among military, police and the range of civilian components in peace and crisis response operations.
To promote efficiency in planning and conducting education and training through cooperation, standardisation and harmonization.
To share ongoing and planned research information and activity with respect to both peace and crisis response operations and the education and training for peace and crisis response operations.
To benefit from exchanges with other like-minded International and Regional Associations, Networks and training centres within the framework of the IAPTC.
To share European experience, best practices, lessons identified and education and training initiatives and activities, within the IAPTC membership.