Target groups & faculty

The participants

This course targets: 

  • National civil servants working for public administrations in EU Member States and dealing with defence, security and international cooperation matters;
  • Consultants working in European affairs and/or defence-security fields;
  • Officials from the EU institutions;
  • Officials from international organisations;
  • Think tanks;
  • NGOs;
  • Public affairs specialists and professionals working in the defence industry.
  • Other professionals and academics working in the field of defence and security from both EU and non-EU countries.

Our former participants from the 2021 course edition say:

« A broader view on the strengths and weaknesses of the EU, and a whole new understanding of the behind-the-scenes in the EU decision-making process when it comes to security threats. »

« An immersive experience on EU Security & Defence »

Participants should have a university degree, a very good command of English and some relevant work experience.
Seats for this course are limited in order to ensure an optimal interactive environment that fosters discussions and facilitates networking.
The College of Europe reserves the right to select participants based on their academic and professional profile.

The trainers

The sessions are delivered by high-level speakers from the expert network of the College of Europe, which comprises senior academics and practitioners with a sound experience in the field of European defence and security.

Andrew Wolff wrote a column for our quarterly newsletter on “The European Union in a complex threat environment” a few days before the 2021 edition of this course.

Our trainers are looking forward to e-meeting you!

About the course
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