ESDC pilot-course - Critical Infrastructures Protection in CSDP Environment
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. The activity is held in Athens from 18 to 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, terrorism, the effects of climate change on security and defence – 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 course 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 – namely cyber attacks, terrorist attacks on energy supply, man-made disasters, information warfare and maritime security risks – 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.
We would like to invite you to nominate participants for the Critical Infrastructures Protection in CSDP Environment pilot-course, which offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to the achieving of the ultimate goal of the ESDC: providing Member States and EU institutions with knowledgeable personnel, able to work in CSDP related fields. Some practical information and the tentative programme are enclosed.