Annual meeting of Heads of Nordic Military Libraries took place at the Baltic Defence College. Participants Kirsten Bisgaard (Danish Defence Library Centre), Tiina Järvinen (Finnish National Defence University Library), Catrin Mårdell (Anna Lindh Library), Nina Riege (Norwegian Defence University College Library) and BALTDEFCOL's librarians Eve Vahtra and Kerli Puna discussed changes the respective libraries have made during the last year and exchanged experiences and best practices on the acquisition policies of the libraries.
19th April 2018, Tartu
LTC Pål Straete, Head of NATO/EU Department of the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre and BALTDEFCOL faculty shared experiences in the field of professional military education and discussed possible areas of mutual interest and cooperation between the two institutions.
4th April 2018, Tartu
The Commandant of Baltic Defence College, Major General Andis Dilāns visited Polish Naval Academy and signed a Letter of Intent on cooperation with the Rector-Commandant Captain Navy Professor Tomasz Szubrycht.
15th February 2018, Gdynia
The Commandant of Baltic Defence College, Major General Andis Dilāns paid a working visit to the Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE). During the meeting with MNC NE Commanding Officer Lieutenant General Manfred Hofmann (German Army) the areas in which both organizations could develop efforts in projecting stability and adding to deterrence effects in the region with a focus on professional military education and exercises were discussed. These endeavors include also the exchange of subject matter experts and contribution to activities enhancing professional development of personnel.
13th-14th February 2018, Szczecin
The Baltic Defence College Dean, Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa and Colonel Albertas Dapkus, the Director of Senior Leaders’ Course and the Higher Command Studies Course conducted a working visit to the NATO Defence College. During the meeting with Brigadier General Heinz Josef Feldmann, the Division Head of Academic Planning and Policy they discussed both PME organizations' roles, courses and options for future cooperation.
09th-10th January 2018, Rome
Mr. Steen Bornholdt Andersen from the Institute for Military History and War Studies Royal Danish Defence College and BALTDEFCOL faculty shared experiences related to both organizations staff ride programmes.
14 December 2017, Tartu
The delegation of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine visited the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) to exchange experiences related to current conflicts and to discuss future cooperation.
05th-07th December, Tartu
The staff members of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Estonia (NATO eFP EST) paid a working visit in the College to discuss potential for cooperation and security related matters.
28th November 2017, Tartu
The Dean of the Baltic Defence College, Dr Zdzislaw Sliwa represented BALTDEFCOL during The Annual Conference of the International Society of Military Science (ISMS) in Oslo. He is a member of the ISMS Council.
15th-17th November, Oslo
The Baltic Defence College Dean, Dr Zdzislaw Sliwa provided lectures in the Akademia Marynarki Wojennej w Gdyni (Poland’s Naval Academy) in Gdynia related to regional security.
06th-10th November 2017, Gdynia
BALTDEFCOL Dean, Dr Zdzislaw Sliwa provided lectures in the Poland’s Naval Academy in Gdynia for the military student participating in senior officers’ courses. It was focused on regional security within the ‘Cathedra Ad-Hoc’ program initiated by the Polish Ministry of Defence.
6th-10th November 2017, Gdynia
The Baltic Defence College hosted the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) Professional Military Education (PME) Working Group (WG) focusing students’ exchange in between respective institutions in spring and fall semesters of 2018.
6th-7th November 2017, Tartu
Mr Dirk Dubois, the Head of the European Security Defence College discussed with BALTDEFCOL leadership the Professional Military Education with the focus on the cooperation with the European Union and contribution to ESDC Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) High-Level Course.
18th October 2017, Tartu
The future of cooperation with the General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military University of Land Forces in Wroclaw was a matter of official visit of Commandant Major General Andis Dilāns.
13th October 2017, Wroclaw
The Commandant of Baltic Defence College MG Andis Dilāns, Dean Dr Zdzislaw Sliwa and Polish Senior National Representative Col Miroslaw Smolarek conducted an official visit to the Polish War Studies University (WSU) in Warsaw.
12th October 2017, Warsaw
The BALTDEFCOL delegation participated in the Annual Nordic-Baltic Conference of Commandants 2017 to broaden cooperation with the Danish Royal Defence College, the Finnish National Defence University, the Norwegian Defence University College and the Swedish Defence University.
11th October 2017
The Baltic Defence College held a seminar on German Bundestag election with participation of Professor Vello Pettai and lecturer Thomas Linsemaier from the Skytte Institute of the University of Tartu.
19th September, Tartu
Lieutenant General Tim Radford, Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) delivered a lecture 'The ARRC – Corps Operations and Land Componency’ to the faculty members and students of the Joint Command and General Staff Course 2017/2018 and Civil Servants’ Course 2017.
19th September, Tartu
The faculty members of the Department of Leadership and Warfighting Faculty of the United States Air War College (AWC) participated in a seminar with BALTDEFCOL faculty related to regional security.
15th September, Tartu
The BALTDEFCOL faculty participated in the Annual Baltic Conference on Defence (ABCD) 2017 “European Defence Cooperation: Out of the Shadows?”. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia and the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS).
5th-6th September, Tallinn
The lecture “ODE’s (Officer Directing the Exercise) role in JWC supported exercises” by Major General Andrzej Reudowicz (POL A), the Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre for students of the JCGSC.
17th August 2017, Tartu
The workshop on Adult Learning within the BALTDEFCOL Faculty Development Programme by Prof. James Groccia from Auburn University and the University of Tartu.
8th-10th August 2017, Tartu
The BALTDEFCOL’s Dean, Dr Zdzislaw Sliwa to Chair the conference ‘Integrated Air & Missile Defence Eastern Europe. Combatting the Regional Airborne Threat: Integration, Collaboration and Modernisation’ organized by Defence IQ.
25th-26th July 2017, Warsaw
Dean Dr. Zdzislaw Sliwa participates in an academic symposium “Hybrid Threats Scenarios and Options to Face Them as an Integral Part of Security of the Republic of Poland” at the Poland’s War Studies University (WSU) in Warsaw under auspices of Poland’s Ministry of Defence.
28th June 2017, Warsaw
The lecture for faculty and students of the JCGSC by the Ambassador of the US to Estonia, H.E. Mr. James D. Melville, Jr.
13th June 2017, Tartu
The lecture “USSTRATCOM Deterrence Overview” for faculty and students of the HCSC and the JCGSC by General Clinton E. Crosier, J5 Director of Plans and Policy, US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).
24th May 2017, Tartu
Security seminar with students of the HCSC and Military Representatives and Defence Counsellors accredited to NATO.
10th May 2017, Tartu
MG Andis Dilāns together with Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk addresses the Canadian Security Studies Course (CSSC) and CFC faculty during the Europe/Russia seminar.
8th May 2017, Toronto
MG Andis Dilāns and Dr. Zdzislaw Sliwa participate in the “Baltic Security Forum” with faculty of the US Army War College moderated by Professor Marybeth Ulrich.
3rd May 2017, Toronto
The lecture for faculty and students of the HCSC and the JCGSC by H.E. Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia.
4th April 2017