European Union External Action

European Security and Defence College (ESDC)

The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) was established in 2005, with the aim of providing strategic-level education in European Security and Defence Policy, now Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). It followed thorough need analysis and experimentation phases. The creation of the ESDC was to give the Common Security and Defence Policy a training and education instrument which actively promotes a European security culture.

EU Member States participate in the effort on a voluntary basis. The training audience includes civil servants, diplomats, police officers, and military personnel from the EU Member States and EU institutions involved in CSDP. Partner countries and other international organisations are also invited to participate in some of the ESDC courses. In its first 5 years, the ESDC has developed into a key strategic CSDP training provider.

The ESDC is a network college. Several national universities, academies, colleges and institutes contribute to the success of the ESDC. The network members are well known civilian and military educational and research institutions in Europe.

The objective of the ESDC is to provide Member States and EU Institutions with knowledgeable personnel able to work efficiently on CSDP matters. In pursuing this objective, the College makes a major contribution to a better understanding of CSDP in the overall context of CFSP and to promoting a common European security culture.

The ESDC training programme includes all training activities and comprises courses, seminars, conferences, exercises and workshops.
 

Training Activity

Training Actor

From

To

Location

ESDC Secretariat Support

International Course for Military Legal Advisers -3rd module

AT

15/01/2018

19/01/2018

Wiener-Neustadt (AT)

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

Cyber defence and security for senior decision makers

DE/EDA

15/01/2018

20/01/2018

Hamburg (DE)

irene.eich@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Orientation Course (TP EaP)

AT/LT

22/01/2018

26/01/2018

Brussels (BE)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

Advanced Military Training (AMT) - Module 2

EUMS

30/01/2018

01/02/2018

Brussels (BE)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

Human Rights mainstreamed in CSDP missions/operations

CEPOL

30/01/2018

02/02/2018

Vienna (AT)

mario.marmo@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Orientation Course

RO

05/02/2018

09/02/2018

Bucharest (RO)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) for CSDP missions

RO

07/02/2018

09/02/2018

Brussels (BE)

irene.eich@eeas.europa.eu

Course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

AT

18/02/2018

23/02/2018

Stadtschlaining (AT)

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

Advanced Course for POLAD in EU OPS and Missions (module I)

BE/AT/GCSP

26/02/2018

02/03/2018

Brussels (BE)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Reflection Seminar (TP EaP)

AT

05/03/2018

08/03/2018

Tbilisi (GE) - tbc

ovidiu.simina@eeas.europa.eu

Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) for CSDP missions

AT

07/03/2018

09/03/2018

Brussels (BE)

irene.eich@eeas.europa.eu

Building Integrity and Reducing Corruption in the DEF. and SEC. SECTOR

UK/IE

12/03/2018

16/03/2018

Maynooth (IE)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

Common Module on CSDP
(based on ESDC Orientation Course curriculum)

IT

12/03/2018

16/03/2018

Turin (IT)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

The challenges of securing maritime areas for the EU

FR

13/03/2018

15/03/2018

Brussels (BE)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

Advanced Military Training (AMT) -Module 3

EUMS

19/03/2018

28/03/2018

Thesniki (GR)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

Europa.S. Simulation Conference

EL

30/03/2018

02/04/2018

Athens (GR)

ovidiu.simina@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Conference (TP EaP)

AT

02/04/2018

04/04/2018

TBC

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Seminar EU South America and Mexico

ES/CMPD

09/04/2018

13/04/2018

TBC

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

The Challenges of Space for EU and CMPD

FR

10/04/2018

12/04/2018

Brussels (BE)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) for CSDP missions

FI

11/04/2018

13/04/2018

Brussels (BE)

irene.eich@eeas.europa.eu

EU Core Course on Security Sector Reform

AT

11/04/2018

19/04/2018

Stadtschlaining (AT)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP High Level Course (Module 3)

BG

16/04/2018

20/04/2018

Sofia (BG)

ovidiu.simina@eeas.europa.eu

EU Basic Course on Security Sector Reform

SE

17/04/2018

18/04/2018

Brussels (BE)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

International Conference “E-Learning and software for education” – eLSE 2018

RO

19/04/2018

20/04/2018

Bucharest (RO)

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Orientation Course

AT

23/04/2018

26/04/2018

Vienna (AT)

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

The challenges of securing maritime areas for the EU

EL

23/04/2018

27/04/2018

Athens (GR)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

Common Module on CSDP (based on ESDC Orientation Course curriculum)

EL

23/04/2018

27/04/2018

Athens (GR)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

Climate Change and Defence & Security

BG

24/04/2018

27/04/2018

Sofia (BG)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

Press and Public Information Officers' seminar

EEAS

02/05/2018

03/05/2018

Brussels (BE)

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

EU Core Course on Security Sector Reform

FI

06/05/2018

11/05/2018

Helsinki (FI)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

Advanced Course for POLAD in EU OPS and Missions (module II)

GCSP/BE/AT

07/05/2018

11/05/2018

Geneva (CH)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Orientation Course (TP MENA)

AT

07/05/2018

11/05/2018

tbd

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

Other Common Module - Law of Armed Conflict

IT

07/05/2018

11/05/2018

Turin (IT)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

Other Common Module - Law of Armed Conflict

EL

07/05/2018

11/05/2018

Athens (GR)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

From Conflict Analysis to Integrated Action: Generating Strategies for Intervention

IE

08/05/2018

10/05/2018

Maynooth (IE)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

European Security and Defence Forum "Debate on the future of European Security and Defence: from vision to action

EL

11/05/2018

12/05/2018

Athens (GR)

ovidiu.simina@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP High Level Course (Module 4)

CY/EUISS

14/05/2018

18/05/2018

Larnaca (CY)

ovidiu.simina@eeas.europa.eu

New Peacekeeping Operations as Stabilising Factors

IT

14/05/2018

17/05/2018

Rome (IT)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) for CSDP missions

SE

16/05/2018

18/05/2018

Brussels (BE)

irene.eich@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Mediation, Negotiation and Dialogue Skills for CSDP

IE

20/05/2018

25/05/2018

Maynooth (IE)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

Challenges of EU Cyber Security

FR/PT

22/05/2018

24/05/2018

Brussels (BE)

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

The challenges of securing maritime areas for the EU

BG

28/05/2018

01/06/2018

Varna (BG)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

Course on Recovery and Stabilisation Strategies

AT

03/06/2018

08/06/2018

Stadtschlaining (AT)

ovidiu.simina@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Orientation Course

EL

04/06/2018

08/06/2018

Thessaloniki (GR)

symeon.zambas@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Orientation Course (EaP)

AT/LT

04/06/2018

08/06/2018

Minsk (UA) - tbc

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) for CSDP missions

EL

06/06/2018

08/06/2018

Brussels (BE)

irene.eich@eeas.europa.eu

A Comprehensive Approach to Gender in Operations

ES/NL

10/06/2018

14/06/2018

Madrid (ES)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

Advanced Course for POLAD in EU OPS and Missions (module III)

AT/BE/GCSP

11/06/2018

15/06/2018

Vienna (AT)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

European Defence: A New Start?

FR/BE

15/06/2018

15/06/2018

Brussels (BE)

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

Securing Critical Infrastructures from Hybrid Threats

EL

18/06/2018

22/06/2018

Athens (GR)

ovidiu.simina@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Orientation Course

RO

25/06/2018

29/06/2018

Brussels (BE)

alin.BODESCU@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Reflection Seminar (TP MENA)

AT

25/06/2018

28/06/2018

tbd

Jochen.rehrl@eeas.europa.eu

Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) for CSDP missions

DE

04/07/2018

06/07/2018

Brussels (BE)

irene.eich@eeas.europa.eu

CSDP Strategic Planning Process of Missions and Operations

AT

09/07/2018

13/07/2018

Brussels (BE)

charlotta.ahlmark@eeas.europa.eu

ENLIST nominators

ENLIST is a secure Internet application for nominating participants to the courses of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

Each Member State has a limited number of ENLIST national points of contact (ENLIST POCs) that are responsible for registering selected participants from that Member State (from various ministries and services) for ESDC courses

To register for a course, contact one of the ENLIST POCs in your Member State.

In case the POC for your Member State is not displayed in the list, please contact the ESDC, e-mail: Secretariat-ESDC@eeas.europa.eu.

Here is the list of ENLIST POCs in the EU Member States.

Country Last Name First Name E-mail Institution
Institution
Austria KICK Sandra sandra.kick@bmlv.gv.at National Defence Academy
Austria Huber Elmar Elmar.HUBER@bmeia.gv.at. Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Austria WIESER Walter walter.wieser@bmlv.gv.at Ministry of Defence
Belgium PEIPPO Kimmo kimmo.peippo@consilium.europa.eu EU Council, General Secretariat
Belgium CANDAELE Els els.candaele@diplobel.fed.be Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Belgium Van Bocxlaer Benny benny.vanbocxlaer@mil.be BEL MOD
Belgium VAN HECKE Ben Ben.VanHecke@mil.be Belgian Defence
Bulgaria GERGOV Georgi georgi.gergov@mfa.bg Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bulgaria APOSTOLOV Kiril k_apostolov@yahoo.com  Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute
Bulgaria SIMEONOVA Sibina s.simeonova@mod.bg Ministry of Defence
Bulgaria BOGDANOVA Marusia m.bogdanova@mod.bg Ministry of Defence
Croatia MATELJAK Goran Goran.Mateljak@mvep.hr Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Cyprus Makriyiannis Stelios smakriyiannis@mfa.gov.cy Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Cyprus DEMETRIOU Demetris dedemetriou@mfa.gov.cy PermRep MFA
Czech Republic KRAUS Milan natokraus@seznam.cz Personnel Agency of the Czech Armed Forces
Czech Republic HRDINA Otakar hrdinao@army.cz Ministry of Defence
Czech Republic TOMASKOVA Stepanka stepanka_tomaskova@mzv.cz MFA
Czech Republic Jeřábková Věra Vera_Jerabkova@mzv.cz Diplomatic Academy
Czech Republic VINTROVA Bernadeta bernadeta_vintrova@mzv.cz Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Czech Republic LISKOVA Jana jana_liskova@mzv.cz : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Denmark Bejerholm Heidi heibej@um.dk Permanent representation
Denmark Skovsø Clausen Anders andecl@um.dk Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Denmark Varnild Anna Cecilie fsb-niras@niras.dk Niras on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
EEAS KARLSSON Ulf Ulf.KARLSSON@eeas.europa.eu EEAS - CPCC
EEAS TOMOVA Adelina Adelina.TOMOVA@eeas.europa.eu EEAS
EEAS Chianale Elisa Elisa.CHIANALE@eeas.europa.eu EEAS - INTCEN
EEAS PIERARD Cedric cedric.pierard@eeas.europa.eu EEAS - Training
EEAS STANISZEWSKA Ewa Ewa.STANISZEWSKA@eeas.europa.eu EEAS - CPCC
EEAS LAINSCEK Klaudija Klaudija.LAINSCEK@eeas.europa.eu EEAS - CPCC
EEAS PAPAMICHAIL Maria Maria.PAPAMICHAIL@eeas.europa.eu EEAS - Training
EEAS TRIBBELS Maike Maike.TRIBBELS@eeas.europa.eu EEAS - Training
EEAS Broberg Jeanette Jeanette.Broberg@eulex-kosovo.eu EULEX Kosovo
EEAS Pungerčar Tilen Tilen.PUNGERCAR@eeas.europa.eu EU INTCEN
EEAS - CMPD SCOBIE Anne anne.scobie@eeas.europa.eu CMPD
EEAS - EUMS KRIZ Petr Petr.KRIZ@eeas.europa.eu EUMS CONCAP
EEAS - IT PAVEL Mihai-Florin ajujescu@yahoo.com Analysts Team
ESA Percheron Véronique veronique.percheron@esa.int ESA
Estonia LOMAN Evelin Evelin.Loman@mfa.ee MFA Estonia
Estonia Anneli Sihver anneli.sihver@kaitseministeerium.ee Estonian Ministry of Defence
EU Agency EDA LE THI Uyen Uyen.LETHI@eda.europa.eu European Defence Agency
EU Agency SATCEN COIRAS LOPEZ Enrique enrique.coiras@satcen.europa.eu EU SatCen
EU Agency SATCEN GAMARRA Antonio antonio.gamarra@satcen.europa.eu European Union Satellite Centre
EU Agency SATCEN MARIANO Maria Lucia MariaLucia.Mariano@satcen.europa.eu European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC)
EU BAM LIBYA NERUD Robert Robert.Nerud@eubam-libya.eu European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya
EU BAM RAFAH Iacona Francesca francesca.iacona@eubam-rafah.org Pers Adm
EU Commission DILLON Karen karen.dillon@ec.europa.eu DG HR, unit HR.B.3
EU Commission YTURRIAGA SALDANHA Ana Ana.YTURRIAGA-SALDANHA@ec.europa.eu DG HR, unit HR.B.3
EU Council General Secretariat WILLOCKS Elizabeth secretariat.staff-development@consilium.europa.eu EU Council Gen Sec
EU Council General Secretariat CPCC ZALAR Jelka jelka.zalar.E2K@consilium.europa.eu GSC
EU Parliament Secretariat Blaszauer Jozsef jozsef.blaszauer@europarl.europa.eu European Parliament, Secretariat of the Sub-committee on Security and Defence
EU Parliament Secretariat KARIDES Alexandros alexandros.karides@europarl.europa.eu European Parliament - SEDE Subcommittee
EUAM UKRAINE HAZU Sorin-Gabriel sorin-gabriel.hazu@euam-ukraine.eu EUAM
EUAM UKRAINE GOEBEL Stefan stefan.goebel@euam-ukraine.eu EUAM
EULEX Kosovo VALIER Hannelore Hannelore.Valier@eulex-kosovo.eu EULEX Kosovo
EUMM Georgia Rukhadze Lela Lela.Rukhadze@EUMM.EU EUMM Georgia
EUPOL COPPS CRINTEA Daniel daniel.crintea@eupolcopps.eu EUPOL COPPS
Europol MASLOVSKA Kristine kristine.maslovska@europol.europa.eu EUROPOL
Europol VINAGRE Doris doris.vinagre@europol.europa.eu EUROPOL
Finland Mattila Katriina Katriina.mattila@formin.fi Ministry for Foreign Affairs
France MARTIN Morganne Morganne.Martin@ihedn.fr IHEDN
France GUIBERT Thomas thomas.guibert@diplomatie.gouv.fr FR PermRep
France TABIT Mohamed mohamed.tabit@diplomatie.gouv.fr FR PermRep
France THOMAS Adam Thomas.Adam@ihedn.fr IHEDN
France DUYCK Clémence Clemence.Duyck@ihedn.fr IHEDN
Germany Kaspar Andreas AndreasKaspar@BMVg.BUND.DE German MoD - CSDP Branch
Germany NEHB Dennis 202-1@diplo.de Federal Foreign Office
Greece SACHARIDIS Dimitrios saharides.dimitrios@mfa.gr Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece
Hungary CSABA Réka RCsaba@mfa.gov.hu Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
Hungary HORVÁTH Dániel horvath.dan@mfa.gov.hu Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Hungary Szűcs Márta szucs.marta@hm.gov.hu Ministry of Defence
Hungary Béres Ágnes agberes@mfa.gov.hu Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Hungary Nagy Dóra nagy.dora@hm.gov.hu Ministry of Defence
Hungary Kiss Petra kiss.petra@hm.gov.hu Ministry of Defence
Ireland NOLAN Marian Marian.Nolan@defence.ie Department of Defence, ISDP Branch
Ireland Birchall Carmel carmel.birchall@defence.ie Department of Defence
Italy LOMBARDO Roberto primo.form2s@smd.difesa.it Italian Defence General Staff
Italy CALIANO Daniele daniele.caliano@poliziadistato.it Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police)
Italy TRAVISANI Marco marco.travisani@interno.it Ministry of Interior, DIREZIONE CENTRALE PER LE RISORSE UMANE
Italy BARTOLUCCI Maria Luisa bartolucciml@esteri.it Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale
Italy ROMEO Sebastiana sebastiana.romeo@agenziadogane.it Customs and Monopolies Agency
Latvia ZVIRGZDA Raima Raima.Zvirgzda@mod.gov.lv Ministry of Defence
Latvia Narnicka Olga olga.narnicka@mfa.gov.lv Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
Latvia VILCANE Ineta ineta.vilcane@mfa.gov.lv Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
Lithuania Paulaviciute Indre Indre.Paulaviciute@mil.lt Armed Forces
Lithuania STANEVICIUS Karolis karolis.stanevicius@urm.lt Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
Luxembourg MOES Anne anne.moes@mae.etat.lu Représentation auprès du COPS
Malta PISANI Joseph afm.esdp@gov.mt ARMED FORCES OF MALTA
Malta GALEA ROBERTS Neville neville.galea-roberts@gov.mt Armed Forces of Malta
Netherlands VAN ROSSUM Rianne R.v.Rossum.01@mindef.nl Ministry of Defence
Netherlands SCHULTING Gerard Gerard.Schulting@minbuza.nl DUTCH MFA
Poland MIZURA Grzegorz gmizura@mon.gov.pl MoD
Poland MAREK Grzegorz gmarek@mon.gov.pl Military Personnel Department, Ministry of National Defence
Poland Odymała Justyna justyna.odymala@msz.gov.pl MFA (Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Poland Boldys Barbara barbara.boldys@msz.gov.pl Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Portugal BRITO Carlos carlos.brito@mne.pt MFA
Portugal RODRIGUES Jose jose.rodrigues@mne.pt MFA
Portugal BICHO Helena helena.bicho@mne.pt MFA
Portugal MORAIS BRANCO Paulo paulo.branco@defesa.pt Ministry of Defence
Romania BUMBARU Sterian Sterian.BUMBARU@eeas.europa.eu EUMS
Romania GRIGORESCU Dan dps@mae.ro Ministry of  Foreign Affairs
Romania petcu Adina adina.petcu@mae.ro MFA
Slovakia HROMADOVA Bibiana bibiana.hromadova@mzv.sk MFA
Slovakia Žarnovičanová Diana diana.zarnovicanova@mzv.sk Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Slovenia KIRN Mateja mateja.kirn@mors.si Ministry of Defence
Slovenia GORENC Pavlina pavlina.gorenc@mors.si MOD
Slovenia SELAN Aljosa aljosa.selan@gov.si Perm Rep of SI to the EU
Slovenia KRIZMAN Sonja sonja.krizman@gov.si Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Spain MARTIN PASCUAL Fernando digenpol.cops@reper.maec.es MINISTRY OF DEFENCE/SP PERMREP PSC
Sweden Eidman Johan johan.eidman@gov.se Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Sweden BOCHU Annie annie.bochu@gov.se Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Sweden Lampio Malin malin.lampio@gov.se Ministry for Foreign Affairs
United Kingdom Greenhalgh Paul paul.greenhalgh@fco.gov.uk Foreign and Commonwealth Office
United Kingdom Fernandes Leo leo.fernandes@fco.gov.uk Commonwealth Office, and Ministry of Defence expertise

 

 

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Over the years, the ESDC has developed over 50 different training activities, most of them with a regional or horizontal focus. Two of the more general courses are on the Common Foreign and Security Policy itself, at newcomer level in the case of the CSDP Orientation Course and at strategic leadership level in the case of the CSPD High Level Course. The other courses/seminars/conferences focus on horizontal (e.g. peacebuilding) and regional (e.g. Western Balkan) issues. Specific training programmes for partners (e.g. Eastern Partners) and skills based courses (e.g. mediation) complement the academic programme of the college.

STANDARD CURRICULA

 

ESDC Bodies
Task
Contact/Chairperson
Head of the ESDC
Responsibility for organising and managing ESDC training activities and for the financial and administrative management of the ESDC
Mr. Dirk Dubois
EEAS.ESDC
Steering Committee
Responsibility for the overall co-ordination and direction of the ESDC training
Mr. Michael Swann
EEAS.CMPD
Executive Academic Board
activitiesResponsibility for ensuring the quality and coherence of the ESDC training activities
Dr. Mircea Mindrescu
National College of Home Affairs (Romania)
Secretariat
Responsibility to assist the Head of the ESDC in fulfilling his tasks

 

EAB configurations
Chairperson
EAB.SSR (Security Sector Reform) Board
Mr. Claes Nilsson
Folke Bernadotte Academy
EAB.IG (Implementation Group)
Dr. Harald Gell
Austrian Military Academy
EAB.eLCIP (eLearning, Cyber Security and Internet Performance) Board
Dr. Jochen Rehrl
EEAS.ESDC

 

Contact the European Security and Defence College at ESDC Secretariat

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secretariat-esdc@eeas.europa.eu
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