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After having received CFSP/CSDP basic training in Brussels (February) and skills training in Geneva (May), the PolAds-to-be were placed in an exercise scenario, in which they had to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the previous two modules. The exercise scenario was built upon the MULTILAYER exercise, which included country reports, intelligence analyses and (peace) treaties. The first task was to extract the useful information from all available documents, including the Political Framework for Crisis Approach, the Crisis Management Concept and the Council Decisions taken to establish and launch an operation.
The practical work for the future PolAds was enriched by legal, political and gender advisors from various regions sharing their experiences in the field. The course programme also offered a broad spectrum of interesting panel discussions, group exercises and presentations on current challenges facing the EU, such as migration, terrorism, politics and international law, and protection of civilians. A trip to the military-historical museum of the Austrian Armed Forces and then on to a Viennese Heurigen, a wine tavern offering traditional food from Austria, ended the tour.
Congratulations to all of the new political advisors. The next application phase for the 7th Advanced Course for Political Advisors will start in November 2017.