European Western Balkans

Training programme Common Security and Defence Policy closes in Albania

TIRANA – Training Programme on Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP TP SAP 2017) took place in Albania with participation of representatives from Western Balkan countries and European Union member states.

The training programme is held under the aegis of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), with support of the ministries of defence of Austria, Hungary and Albania, and the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX).

The ultimate goal of the training programme, tailored for Western Balkan beneficiaries, is to promote a comprehensive approach to establish a strategic community that is knowledgeable about organization and functioning of the EU’s common security and defence policy, contribute to the institution-building process in the margins of a common European Security Culture, and support partners with regard to the approximation, application and enforcement of EU legislation.

The third and final modular training programme took place in Albania from 2 to 5 October with participation of representatives from Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo), as well as from the EU member states.

The program provided detailed knowledge on the role and function of EU institutions, civilian and military capabilities, including missions and operations undertaken under the CSDP, EU Foreign Policy and Security Policy, implementation of the EU Global Strategy, knowledge transfer crisis management, awareness raising on Cyber ​​Security, Migration, Terrorism, BREXIT impact on the EU, NATO – EU co – operation and the future of the transatlantic relationship

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