An official website of the European Union. See all European Institutions
On January 10th & 11th, Trinity College in Dublin hosted the GAP (Gaming for Peace) Conference. GAP is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games. GAP is embedding a selection of peacekeeping relevant soft skills in a digital role-playing game with in-game assessment.
The European Security and Defence College is led by the EU Member States. They provide within their meeting format ('Steering Committee') political and strategic guidance ('decision making body'). The Executive Academic Board is the forum in which the training institutes can meet, discuss and implement the academic programme. This Board can meet in different project-focused configurations. One of these configuration, the EAB.CYBER, will deal exclusively with the tasks given to the Cyber ETEE platform.
On 6 February, the EU Member States decided to develop a cyber platform within the European Security and Defence College (ESDC). Its task will include activities in the fields of education, training, evaluation and exercises. Only six months later, on 20 November 2018, the Head of the ESDC, Mr. Dirk Dubois, was in a position to announce that the cyber platform had initial operating capability (IOC).
The Horn of Africa is an area of intensive maritime trade, as well as a centre of migratory routes towards Europe. For the EU, cooperation with the regional countries leading to more security and stability is thus of great importance. This is why the EU deploys a naval military operation off the coast of Somalia and, on shore in Somalia, a military and a civilian mission. Following the EU’s integrated approach, all activities are conducted in close coordination with other EU activities such as development cooperation, humanitarian aid, trade or diplomacy as well with other national, regional or international partners.