Visit by students and faculty of College of Europe in Natolin

On the 24th of April 2023, a large delegation of the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe staff and students visited the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) as part of their study trip to the Baltic Sea Region.

The delegation was headed by former BALTDEFCOL faculty member Dr Andriy Tyushka and other faculty members of College of Europe Natolin.

The guests were welcomed by the Dean of BALTDEFCOL Dr (hab.) Zdzislaw Sliwa who welcomed the students and provided a brief overview of the College. He was followed by presentations by members of the Department of Political and Strategic Studies, Mr George Terry Spencer, Dr Viljar Veebel and Amb. Shota Gvineria.

The presentations concentrated on the Baltic security environment, the regional security challenges and threat perception. The discussion also included topics such as the Baltic Strategic response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and its wider implications. During the questions session the students express an interest in the security matters and presented broader understanding of the complexity of security environment in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.

The overarching theme of the study visit is “Europe at War: Russia’s War of Aggression in Ukraine and the State of Defence, Deterrence and (In) Security in the Nordic-Baltic Area”.

The College of Europe in Natolin was established in 1992 at the time of the reintegration of the European continent after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The curriculum at Natolin ranges from EU politics, law, economics and international relations to European history and the EU relations with its neighbours


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