CSDP Orientation Courses – the ESDC responds to a high demand for CSDP training
The beginning of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) academic year is always very busy. In late September and early October this year, the European Union Military Staff (EUMS) held, for instance, two CSDP Orientation Courses in Brussels, in which forty women and ninety-four men participated. Although the most of the participants were newcomers to EUMS and to Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) or were personnel earmarked for posts in an EU Headquarters, they also included diplomats, civilians, police personnel and experts from EU institutions and agencies. Third states contributing to CSDP missions and operations also sent representatives.