For 2020, courses on cybersecurity, hybrid threats, conflict analysis and strategic communications are being considered to take place in partner countries. The ESDC is also working on a specific training programme on security and defence for the MENA region. Jordan has expressed an interest in cooperating with the EU on training and capacity building.
So far, about 5 000 officials from partner countries (more specifically from the EaP countries) have received demand-driven training provided by the ESDC and its network partners. Based on long-lasting cooperation, the Ukrainian National Defence University became an associated network partner of the ESDC in September 2018.