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Participation in the 1st International Scientific Conference of Military Academies/Universities

Commandant of the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) Major General Andis Dilāns accompanied by Dean and Director of the Department of Military Studies participated in the 1st International Scientific Conference of Military Academies/Universities “Security of Central and Eastern European Countries”. The Conference was organised by the Polish Military University of Land Forces (MULF) in Wroclaw between 20th-22nd of March 2019.
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Baltic Coordination Group Meeting and duty trip to Lithuania

On 19th of March 2019, the Baltic Coordination Group (BCG) Meeting was held in the premises of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence in Vilnius. Taking the occasion, Major General Andis Dilāns, Commandant of the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) met with Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and former Commandant of BALTDEFCOL. Together, the two leaders discussed, among other things, the 20th Anniversary of BALTDEFCOL and MG Vaikšnoras’ upcoming lecture to the students of BALTDEFCOL Higher Command Studies Course in a very pleasant atmosphere. MG Dilāns extended an official invitation to MG Vaikšnoras to attend the BALTDEFCOL Joint Graduation serving as a culmination of the 20th Anniversary celebrations.
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BALTDEFCOL Operational Level Energy Security Course

The week-long Baltic Defence College Operational Level Energy Security Course commenced today. The aim of this NATO Course, designed and conducted in very close cooperation and partnership with the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence (ENSEC COE) in Vilnius, is to provide students with knowledge of the importance of energy and energy security in the current geopolitical environment and their influence on military operations.
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Visit to Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Major General Andis Dilāns, Commandant of the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL), accompanied by Dean Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa visited the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences on 15th of March and discussed opportunities of future cooperation with the Rector Dr Gatis Krūmiņš and University management. Among other topics, the BALTDEFCOL delegation was presented an overview of the current Master and PhD degree programs along with the University Strategy 2016 – 2020. MG Dilāns presented the College courses and research activities, including major conferences as an opportunity for the University faculty's participation.
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Baltic Defence College Supports Tartu Christian Adolescent Home

In the margins of the Baltic Defence College International Night, held on February 22, the Baltspouses (spouses of students and staff of the College) organised a lottery to sponsor a charity organisation in Tartu. This year, the donations were made in support of the Tartu Christian Adolescent Home. With the generosity of all members of all the Nationalities in the College we collected 1,570 Euros. The cheque was presented to their representative, Ms Külli Kool on March 13 at the College.
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Visit by Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš, Chief of Defence of Latvia

Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš, Chief of Defence of Latvia, visited the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) on 13th of March 2019. The high-level guest was welcomed by Major General Andis Dilāns, Commandant of BALTDEFCOL, and members of College Management Group.
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LTG (ret) Andrzej Falkowski decorated with BALTDEFCOL Medal of Merit

On 12th of March, Commandant of the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) Major General Andis Dilāns represented the College in a reception on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the accession of the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Republic of Poland to NATO jointly hosted by the Ambassadors of the respective countries H.E. Mrs Gabriela Tománková, H.E. Mr Grzegorz Kozłowski and H.E. Mr Kristóf Forrai on the premises of the Polish Embassy in Tallinn. The event was conducted with the attendance of Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mr Jüri Luik, Ambassadors, Defence Attaches and invited guests. In their opening speeches, the Minister and the Ambassadors highlighted the importance of NATO as security organisation and the significance of mutual cooperation and support within security domain.
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