Under the auspices of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) of the Greek Ministry of Interior organises the pilot-course on Critical Infrastructures Protection in CSDP Environment, Athens 18-22 June 2018.

The course aims to address the current state of critical infrastructure protection (CIP) in the CFSP/CSDP framework and especially to highlight the challenges evolving in the Wider Black Sea Area and MENA regions due to non-traditional threats which often transcend national borders – such as cyber-attacks, hybrid actions, terrorist attacks on energy supply, the effects of climate change on security and defence, man-made disasters, maritime security risks – and to enhance cooperative security planning for the protection of modern infrastructures. In terms of EU policy making, the course aims to develop and promote a better understanding of CSDP as an integral part of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union. The topics will be addressed in an integrated and co-operative approach, using the interlinkages in the CIP field existing or under development between Greece, Bulgaria and Romania as case studies.

The training consists of eLearning sessions and an interactive residential module held in Athens between 18 and 22 June 2018. It offers cooperative solutions for combating major hazards and challenges to maintain stability and avoid adverse effects on the safety and security of Critical Infrastructures, tools and best practices for countering hybrid threats and protecting critical infrastructures and finally milestones for effective security planning for critical infrastructures protection in the CSDP environment. Participants will have the opportunity to network, share views and perspectives with one another and with professionals on the critical infrastructures protection while gaining an insight into CSDP.

For details regarding the learning outcomes of the pilot-course, its content and the draft programme, please kindly address directly the course manager Mr Georgios EFTYCHIDIS, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: +302107481630 (ext. 339).

The nomination of the suitable candidates should be done by the designated EU ENLIST Nominators using the ESDC ENLIST system, https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/ENList/web/app.php/login. Deadline for registration is 25 May 2018. Registration will not be final until confirmed by the ESDC Secretariat and upon completion of the registration form in ENLIST by the confirmed participants.

We would kindly remind you of the following:

  • · while registering your candidates in ENLIST, please use their personal e-mail address and not functional/generic mail box addresses;
  • · please double check the full name (as in official documents) and the e-mail addresses of your candidates before saving in ENLIST, as we will be using the addresses to confirm participation and to circulate information;


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