This week, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) hosted the European Defence and Security College's (ESDC) Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) High Level Course (HLC) Module 3 (M3) titled “Missions and Operations”. The M3 brought together 67 participants from several EU member states. Participants and guest speakers were a mix of civilians, military and academics, engaged at different levels with EU CSDP and Baltic Sea Region security environment. Panels covered CSDP past and ongoing missions and operations, StratCom, the Baltic Neighbourhood, maritime and border defence allowing to comprehend their role and complexity.
BALTDEFCOL faculty supported the Module as moderators and speakers along with representatives from the Hybrid Centre of Excellence in Helsinki, the StratCom Centre of Excellence in Riga, and the Latvian Naval Forces. Keynote Panel was provided by the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Military Representatives to NATO and the EU. During the Module, the participants also travelled from Tartu to Tallinn and received briefings on the Estonian national security and defence model at the Ministry of Defence. The Module 3 was concluded by Chief of Staff of the Headquarters Brigadier General Enno Mõts.
It is the 5th time that BALTDEFCOL has hosted the CSDP HLC. The next High Level Course Module 4 will be hosted by Poland’s War Studies University in June in Warsaw.
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