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Visit by Col Paul Clayton, Commander of NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Estonia

Today, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) had an opportunity to host Colonel Paul Clayton, Commander of NATO eFP troops in Estonia accompanied by Ms Kelly Dewhurst, Policy Advisor.
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Virtual Graduation Ceremony of Joint Command and General Staff Course 2019/2020

On 14 May 2020, The Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) held a Virtual Graduation Ceremony of Joint Command and General Staff Course (JCGSC) 2019/ 2020 via Microsoft Teams with 129 participants in total. This extraordinary event will definitely make its mark to the history book of the College. 
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Education process continues at BALTDEFCOL

Since 16th of March, Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) faculty had to rearrange all the education and teaching processes to exploit distance learning opportunities. To prevent spread of COVID-19, the courses, electives, modules, lectures and presentations are conducted in online environment, which involves video lectures, meetings, discussions, working groups, chats and virtual syndicate rooms.
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Virtual Graduation Ceremony of the Civil Servant´s Course

On 6th April, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) hosted its very first virtual Graduation Ceremony of Civil Servant's Course (CSC) 2020. This year 8 participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have successfully completed education. In total, within 15 courses 140 civil servants graduated from the course.
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BALTDEFCOL hosted its Operational Level Energy Security Course online

Since 23 March, the Baltic Defence College has been executing the Operational Level Energy Security Course, which is certified as a NATO course. College participants from the Higher Command Studies Course, the Joint Command and General Staff Course and the Civil Servants Course were joined by two external participants.
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First “NATO Intermediate Strategic Communications Course” is conducted in Baltic Defence College

From March 23 to 27, the “NATO Intermediate Strategic Communications Course” is conducted in Baltic Defence College. The aim of the course is to educate military and civilian decision makers and planners how to ensure the full integration of StratCom into operations and crisis management situations at all levels within their headquarters in support of their execution.
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Visit of POL War Studies University

The Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) hosted a visit of faculty and students of the Poland’s War Studies University (WSU), which is located in Warsaw. The visit was a part of the Staff Ride “Kurland 1944” as a section of the familiarization with the Baltic countries and their military history.
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6th Annual Conference on Russia

On 5th-6th March, the sixth Annual Conference on Russia took place in Tartu. This year's iteration “Russia in the World: vision and realities”, aimed to compare Russia’s self-perceptions with contemporary geostrategic realities. Better countering Russia’s offensive actions requires understanding how Russia is using available instruments of power to implement national strategy, what are its future ambitions, strengths and limitations. The conference tried to assess Russia’s position within global geopolitical equilibria and attempt to draw a clearer pictures of Russia’s means of power.
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Visit by H.E. Mr Andris Teikmanis, Head of the Chancellery of the President of Latvia

Today, on 6th March, Baltic Defence College had an opportunity to host H.E. Mr Andris Teikmanis, Head of the Chancellery of the President of Latvia. High level guest was welcomed by the Commandant Major General Andis Diland accompanied by Col Jean Trudel, Deputy Commandant/ Chief of Staff.
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Distinguished Visitor's Afternoon

In the afternoon of the 5th of March 2020, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) welcomed representatives of the Ambassadors and Defence Attachés of our allied and partner nations and members of our partner institutions to the Distinguished Visitors' Afternoon.
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