Peacekeeping operations have changed over the time from simple to increasingly complex. Not only the nature and mandate of operations have changed, but also the type of participants (from international to national actors, from military to civilian actors). In order to carry out its tasks successfully, there is an increasing need for adequate education and training of all actors. This master thesis focuses on the education and training of civilian experts for the needs of peacekeeping operations. The questions analysed in the thesis are: whether the knowledge of civilian experts obtained in the framework of organized education and training is sufficient, and whether the courses are diverse and the acquired knowledge is also useful in practice. The challenge in international missions is the education and readiness of civilian experts, as not all have attended the training or have have not attended the same training courses at same training centers. Unification of standards has structured the process of education and training and enabled civilian experts to have a uniform way and opportunities for acquiring relevant knowledge. This thesis determines whether this unification has contributed to facilitating and securing work of experts in civilian areas. In the light of the many different centers that offer education and training, this master thesis presents a comparison of two centers (Slovenian CEP and German ZIF) and the possibilities of training and education of experts abroad (with emphasis on Germany) as well as in Slovenia.