Field Study Trip to Berlin, Brussels and London

Field Study Trip to Berlin, Brussels and London

On 19th – 25th April, the Higher Command Studies Course undertook its second International Study Trip. The trip, which visited Berlin, Brussels and London was part of the course’s academic module ‘Defence Policy and Planning’.

During meetings in Berlin, in German Ministry of Defence and at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation the course was briefed on current German security and defence policy, as well as international military commitments.

In Brussel the HCSC students were joined by Baltic Defence College Commandant MG Vitalijus Vaikšnoras for meetings at NATO HQ and Belgian Defence HQ. At NATO HQ the Chairman of Military Committee Gen Knud Bartels gave an overview about key challenges the Alliance is facing in the current international security environment.

In London the course visited the Royal United Services Institute  and International Institute for Strategic Studies. Discussions focused both on  current challenges to British defence policy and on wider European and global security and defence developments.

The International Study Trip enabled the students to gain a higher level of understanding of defence policies of several key European allies; as well as policy issues in NATO and EU. 


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