In June 2017, the highest decision-making body of the ESDC, the Steering Committee (SC), appointed Dr Mircea Mîndrescu as the new Chair of the Executive Academic Board (EAB) for the academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19. He follows Dr Antonio Missiroli, the Director of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris.
The new academic year of the European Security and Defence College will start on 1 September. The first course of this academic year will be launched on 4 September: a CSDP orientation course which will be run as part of the CSDP training programme for the Western Balkan region, hosted by Austria and the European Commission.
15 young people from Azerbaijan attended a EuroSchool that was held from 21-23 August in the country’s city of Shabran. Organised jointly by the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan and the EU Neighbours East project, the three-day activity aimed to raise awareness about the European Union and its partnership with Azerbaijan among the country’s youth.