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Austro-Hungarian CSDP orientation course in Vienna

30/03/2017 - 14:25
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The Austrian National Defence Academy (NDA/LVAk) hosted its annual CSDP orientation course in partnership with the Hungarian National University of Public Service (NUPS) from 13 to 16 March 2017 in Vienna. 60 participants from 10 different European countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom) attended the training as an integral part of their studies.

The Austrian contingent consisted of 27 young officers in their last year of a master's programme at the National Defence Academy. The 16 Hungarian participants were civilian masters or PhD students completing research in the field of international security policy.

Discussion in the plenum about future challenges of CSDP.

Internationally recognised academics and experts from the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD), Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) introduced the students to the concepts of the new EU Global Strategy, the challenges faced by the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in times of general crisis as well as EU crisis management structures and procedures.

Family picture of the CSDP OC in Vienna