Who we are
Before the foundation of the ESDC back in 2005, there was no single entity within the EU devoted either to training and education at European level, or to the development of a common European security culture. It was only then that ESDC was officially established, aiming to deliver strategic-level education on CSDP, and provide knowledgeable personnel, within both EU Institutions and EU Member States. Currently ESDC reaches out even beyond the European borders, aiming to further promote EU values and share best practices in security and defence.
The ESDC, in the context of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), provides EU–level training and education, in the field of the Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). It aims to develop and promote a common understanding of CSDP among civilian and military personnel, and to identify and disseminate, through its training activities, good practices in relation to various CSDP issues. By doing so, the ESDC complements the national efforts in the field of training and education.