The III Course on Maritime Security, organised by the Atlantic Centre and the National Defence Institute (IDN) of Portugal, in partnership with the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute, in Accra, the Policy Center for the New South, in Rabat, the Institute for Security Studies, in Pretoria, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, will take place from 8-12 May 2023, in the Portuguese Military Air Base Nº 4, Lajes, Terceira Island, Azores, under the topic “Digital and technological challenges in the maritime sector".
The course aims to provide the appropriate conceptual tools to better grasp the complexity of multidimensional maritime challenges, as well as to explore how to best strengthen capacities and foster local resilience, while promoting solutions that enhance social cohesion and advance respect for human rights and dignity in maritime-bound contexts.
The following eligibility criteria should be abided:
- Staff officers from all services of the armed forces (OF3-OF5) or civilians equivalent, including high-level public officials, researchers, academics, NGO and IO staff and practitioners.
- Nationals from or working in an Atlantic country.
- Proven relevant experience in the field of maritime security and related areas.
The Atlantic Centre strongly encourages a balanced participation of men and women in its activities.
Documents to be submitted:
- Application/Motivation letter from the candidate
The required documentation should be submitted on the registration form. The organizing committee, composed of one representative of each partner entity, will have the final decision regarding every participant.
The course will be taught entirely in English and the target audience will include military personnel, public servants, and high-level officials from Atlantic countries, with a previous background on maritime security issues or ongoing professional responsibilities related to such issues.
A total of 30 slots will be made available. Support will be provided to participants in terms of accommodation and meals, throughout the duration of the course. Travel expenses and formalities to and from Terceira Island, Azores, will be of the responsibility of each participant.
Trainers and guest speakers will be recruited and invited from partner countries and institutions, with different professional backgrounds to ensure diversity of profiles.
deadline for applications is now closed. A final decision of admission will be provided