In the framework of the European Security and Defence College, the European Defence Agency and the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports organise two modules of the European Armaments Cooperation Course 2013.
The aim of the European Armament Cooperation (EAC) Course is to enhance mutual understanding in issues related to armament cooperation by delivering awareness on the state of the art of this sector; identifying the frameworks, stakeholders tools and processes, and understanding the challenges at stake and benefits at a EU level in order to have commonly educated EAC managers for efficiently undertaking international armament cooperation projects in the context of a developing CSDP.
The course addresses personnel earmarked for or working in national and international armament cooperation who need to gain knowledge and experience in acquisition and project management as well as personnel needing knowledge on armament cooperation in order to achieve future leadership positions in the wider defence area.
The European Armament Cooperation (EAC) Course is structured in two consecutive modules, a threeday residential Awareness Level Course from 15 - 17 October 2013 at the European Defence Agency (EDA) in Brussels and a five-day residential Expert Level Course from 18 – 22 November 2013 at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna. Additionally, modules of the Internet Distance Learning (IDL) of the ESDC are prerequisite for attending the EAC course.
EU Member States, EU institutions and relevant agencies are invited to identify their appropriate candidates via the ESDC secure internet system ENLIST (https://esdc-enlist.consilium.europa.eu) by their designated nominators. Other invited parties are expected to send the full name and the E-mail address of their candidates to the ESDC Secretariat (secretariat-esdc(a)eeas.europa.eu) in order of priority. The registration period will end on 23 September 2013.
In case of questions, please write to armaments (a) eda.europa.eu. More information is also available here.