EU Senior Mission Leaders Course
This course was first conducted in 2012 and was very well received by the European External Action Service and EU member states. It was the first ever course for senior leaders for EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) staff.
It is conducted under the auspices of the European Security and Defence College and in collaboration with various EU member states.
• Lectures on the CSDP and EU’s crisis management instruments and essential policy issues such as human rights and gender aspects.
• Media training and mock television interviews.
• Lectures and seminars on strategic leadership.
• Negotiation and mediation exercises.
• Lectures on mission planning, governing regulations, mandate implementation, and field-specific aspects such as cooperation with EU delegations, other international organizations and host countries.
The course takes into account the needs of future heads of mission, force commanders and other senior staff in CSDP missions and operations. Participants come from the military, the police or are civilians (for example, diplomats or development professionals).
Information about the next course will be published as soon as a date for the course is set.