Organised byEuropean Security and Defence College (EEAS/ESDC)
The overall aim of the CSDP High Level Course (HLC) is to prepare selected
senior individuals from EU Member States and EU Institutions for leadership
positions in the application and development of the CSDP policy, crisis
management and capability development, which are able to cooperate
effectively with the various actors in this field. The course aims to broaden
course participants’ knowledge and understanding of the EU security and
defence architecture, the comprehensive nature of the CSDP as a key tool of
CFSP, current and anticipated policy, missions and operations, as well as to
increase their awareness of human rights and gender, freedom security and
justice and horizontal issues.
The training delivered both via the eLearning platform and during the
residential Modules promotes a common European security culture and aims to
foster the network of future leaders involved in the strategic aspects of the
“We are now in the fourth year of the Syria crisis and we can see that there is not only a host community fatigue [in Lebanon], but also a donor’s fatigue,” said Emily Jacquard, Director of Search for Common Ground’s Lebanon country office. “We are facing a decrease of funding. Now more than ever, local and international actors need to come together to share resources, knowledge and cross fertilise.”
Most of the humanitarian response in Somalia remains focused on short-term assistance that doesn’t address the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability among Somali communities. The growing consensus among international actors is that more long-term approaches are needed to make a sustainable difference in people's lives.
Traditionally humanitarian aid comes into play as an immediate response to provide lifesaving assistance in a natural or man-made disaster situation. Whereas, development practitioners work on increasing resilience to reduce the risk of disasters. But what about the middle ground? Dr Thorsten Klose [TK] of the German Red Cross discusses how scientific information can be incorporated into the humanitarian system to better prepare for disasters.
Alleviating the effects of drought requires more than food and water. The Somalia Resilience Program was founded after the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa, in which a quarter of a million people died, half of them children under five. Research showed that pastoral families with alternative income or assets lose fewer animals in a drought than those without. So the group encouraged local women to join Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs).
Au lendemain de la crise en République centrafricaine (RCA) de 2013, qui s’est traduite par un déplacement massif des populations, la dégradation des infrastructures, la quasi-absence de services publics de base et l’affaiblissement de l’administration, il était nécessaire qu’une aide int
With over 3,500 migrants rescued from the desert and 15,000 assisted in returning home from dire situations across the Central Mediterranean routes, the first year of the EU-IOM joint initiative has yielded substantive results. Here’s what we’ve learned.