Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration (EPAPA) - Common Security and Defence Policy training course
Middle- and senior-level civil servants from the governments of Armenia (4 persons), Azerbaijan (4), Georgia (4), Moldova (6) and Ukraine (6) start their Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) training course in the framework of The Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration (EPAPA). The two-part training course is organized by Poland’s National School of Public Administration (KSAP) and the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The first Polish part of the training course is organized in Warsaw on 8-12 October 2012, and the second will take place in Brussels on 5-9 November 2012.
The aim of the training course is to enhance co-operation of The Eastern Partnership countries with the European Union in CSDP by familiarizing its participants with:
- political, legislative and practical aspects of participation in EU civil missions, military operations and other EU actions in the scope of CSDP, including training initiatives;
- possible EU support for countries interested in security sector reform (SSR).
The following topics will be presented during the training course:
- CSDP rules of operation and potential co-operation in this sector with partners;
- civil and military capabilities developed to meet the needs of EU civil managements operations;
- developing capabilities necessary for participation in EU crisis management operations;
- presentation of different types of CSDP operations based on case studies and meetings with heads/ deputy heads of EU crisis management operations;
- selected third countries’ experiences of participation in EU crisis management operations.
EPAPA was founded during the Polish Presidency of EU Council and its operation was reflected in the Declaration of the Second Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw, 29-30 September 2011).
The aim of the EPAPA is to enhance public administration in The Eastern Partnership countries through the organization of special training courses fort civil servants from partner states. The programme is designed to offer professional development courses to government officials from The Eastern Partnership who would become experts in their respective fields and thus bring the know-how need to rule a democratic country. The programme is implemented in the form of two-week training modules with lectures and workshops run by experts.
The Programme is financed by the Polish Development Co-operation programme.