Winter Course: New Challenges in Security: Trends, Lessons and Developments

Where and when

19-30 January 2009, Belgrade University, Belgrade, Serbia


A two-week course open to students and cadets from (South) Eastern Europe organised by the Centre for European Security Studies and the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) at the Faculty of Security Studies in Belgrade (Serbia). The course has the aim of broadening the present scope within the security sector and to introduce cadets and students to relevant study topics on an international academic platform with the inclusion of modern interactive methods of lecturing. Topics include: What are the most important recent developments in security policy? What are the key factors or driving forces behind them? What are the implications of these developments for national, regional and international security? Which broad policy lessons and recommendations should policymakers derive from the foregoing analysis? The application is open for students of MA studies, and final years (3rd and 4th) of BA studies and senior cadets. Applicants will be required to submit a 400-word motivation letter in order to be accepted in the selection process. The motivation letter should clearly state why the appliat wants to participate in the winters school and the expectations he/she has with regard to the contents of the winter school. Please include a curriculum vitae. Please send the application and the motivation letter and CV to Dr. Sipke de Hoop, course director:


If you have any questions regarding this event please contact CESS.