EUCTI “Killed Two Birds with One Stone” in Brussels


EUCTI Consortium members and friends gathered together in “the heart of Europe” to discuss not only ongoing and future EUCTI activities but also the future of the EUCTI and the EU Civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) training architecture.

In the Egmont Institute’s meeting room, the representatives of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), relevant divisions within the European External Action Service (EEAS), Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) and European Commission – Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) joined the usual suspects, EUCTI partners. Additionally, interested partners from the EU Police and Civilian Services Training (EUPCST) project that ended in March 2023 joined either in person or online.

Our partner and planning meeting (hence the two birds) coincided with the EU Civilian Training Group (EUCTG) meeting, where the EU member states’ representatives discussed the future of the FPI-funded training projects. Having concrete insights and priorities from the meeting served as a firm basis for the EUCTI’s way ahead.

Three days of presentations, intense discussions and brainstorming sessions resulted in a clearer way ahead for our project and more cooperation and synergies among EUCTI Consortium partners and between EUCTI and the relevant EU structures.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten about our upcoming and planned activities happening in 2023. We are well on our way to reaching the set goal of delivering up to 27 training courses for up to 500 participants. Until now, the Consortium implemented 20 training activities, and we will announce a couple of new training courses soon.

The EUCTI Secretariat would like to express appreciation for the hard work of the Consortium partners in planning and delivering training activities and for their always relevant insights and suggestions for improving our common work.