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The aim of the intensive course is to develop mutual understanding, knowledge and skills of future EU officers related to the multinational cooperation in the framework of military peace support operations and assignments in international military staffs. Additionally, the course will contribute to develop guidelines for coherent programmes of education in the scope of peace support operations and will enhance cooperation between institutions of military education.

Target groups:

The course is addressed to military students - officer candidates, who will participate in peace support operations in the future or work in international EU military units and multinational staffs such as EU Battle Groups or Eurocorps. The group of approximately 41 students and 13 teachers representing 4 military academies from the region of Central Europe will benefit from the participation in the intensive programme. The group of students will be selected by each participating institution. Students who will pass the course will be awarded with 5 ECTS points as a part of their studies.

Main activities:

The course consists of theoretical activities (lectures, workshops, syndicate work) as well as the practical outdoor activities. After introductory lectures, the students will solve practical problems during syndicate work and then they will present results of their work at plenary sessions. Moreover, a practical training will be conducted in the field which will be related to basic military skills such as land navigation, map reading, handling GPS communication equipment etc.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding European Union Common Security and Defence Policy.
  • Increasing students’ knowledge related to assignments in EU peace support operations.
  • Developing skills necessary to work in the multinational military environment.
  • Augmenting basic military skills necessary for peace support operations.
  • Enhancing professional mutual understanding among future EU officers who will work in the multinational environment.
  • Improving participants’ military English language skills.

Expected outputs:

  • Teaching materials in a printed form (a handbook) and in an electronic form for self-study (e-learning) will be prepared for modules provided in the framework of the course.
  • The website of the course prepared in English and national languages of individual partners.
  • The evaluation report discussing implementation of the course, participants’ experiences and recommendations for future training programmes.
  • The outcome of the course will be to establish new or closer cooperation between military High Education Institutions, and to exchange experience and good practices in military education.


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