vESS-S 21-11

A graphic with West African, wording reads, Europe and West Africa, Transnational Threats and Capacity Building, Virtual Event, April 4, 2021.

vESS-S 21-11

Virtual Course / 0900 to 1630 CET

Europe and West Africa. Transnational Threats and Capability Building

This one-day virtual seminar will bring together mid-level and senior security and defense professionals from Europe, Africa, the United States, and other partner countries in a forum that bridges seams and fosters frank and open dialogue about trans-regional threats and challenges. The seminar examines how Europeans/Americans, Africans and other partners can cooperate to identify common security interests and priorities, strengthen good governance, and build true partnerships. Its aims to develop practical recommendations for enhancing security cooperation that are integrated into policy and planning cycles in Africa, Europe, and the United States. The program includes panels on (1) terrorism and violent extremist organizations (VEOs), (2) illicit trade and irregular migration, (3) building partner capability & regional organizations, and (4) stabilization, resilience, and comprehensive security.

The Marshall Center’s objective is to bring together the best and most capable rising defense and security experts from a variety of government ministries. Each course is geared toward a specific combination of mid- to senior-level career military officers and civilian government officials of equivalent rank. We strive for a balanced and diverse participant body, policy-makers and practitioners, men and women. 

Participants greatly benefit from our programs and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals as well as add value to an ongoing dialog on security and defense related topics. Our goal is connect the right people to create a positive change for a more stable world.   

The application process should start at least 120 days prior to the course start date.

Event Details

April 14, 2021
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
How to Register

For application and deadline information, contact Marshall Center Registrar, your ministry point of contact, or the U.S. or German Embassy in your capital city.

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