For the past two decades, the European Security Course (ESC) has been deepening security professionals’ understanding of the security policy challenges that impact Europe. By examining European security not only regionally, but in a global context, the course comprehensively assesses the inter-connectedness of transnational threats and responses.
The eight-week course is a unique opportunity to develop understanding of European security issues in the broader international security context. It examines current trends and challenges in both hard and soft security, the European Union’s interests and impact, regional security architecture relative to Europe (EU, NATO and OSCE), as well as key state actors. It also analyses Europe’s interaction and impact on its neighbours and other regions in the world, such as the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Relevant transnational challenges are explored, including migration, terrorism and energy security.
The course is open to mid-career professionals working in national ministries, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations. Candidates must have had exposure to peace and security issues. Serving officers must have completed an advanced military staff course.
ECDPM’s Faten Aggad-Clerx will give a lecture on “Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe: Partners for mutual prosperity?”