The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) offers around 100 training and education opportunities per year. Training audiences comprise experts from EU Member States and EU institutions as well as personnel selected for or deployed in CSDP missions and operations.
During the course “challenges of securing maritime areas“, organized by IHEDN in Brussels on 14 March 2018, Marianne Peron-Doise introduced CRIMARIO activities and achievements. Within the panel “Common responses and coordination: overview of EU maritime programs (CRIMARIO, IUU, MASE)”, her presentation complemented those made by Carlos Bandin Bujan, DEVCO programme manager, who introduced a perspective on EU programmes and services responsible for maritime security (DG DEVCO, DG MARE, DG GROW, DG MOVE) and underlined a strong need of coordination and communications.
During the Q and A period, the issue of accountability and level of engagement of the regional actors was raised. This brought to the conclusion that if maritime security is a matter of concern for EU, an active commitment of partners, beneficiaries and regional organisations is vital for the sustainability of the programmes under development.