A training course organised by the Royal Higher Institute for Defence with the support of the Royal Institute for International Relations – Egmont

Seminars: dates 2023-2024

1st Sem 08-09 September 2023: Belgium
2nd Sem 13-14 October 2023: Key Factors and Tendencies in World Politics
3rd Sem 17-18 November 2023: Instability factors I
4th Sem 15-16 December 2023: Instability factors II
5th Sem 19-20 January 2024: The European Union
6th Sem 09-10 February 2024: Superpower Politics
7th Sem 15-16 March 2024: Crisis zones – (1) Former Soviet Union
8th Sem 19-20 April 2024: Crisis zones – (2) the Southern Neighbourhood and the Middle East
9th Sem 24-25 May 2024: Crisis zones – (3) Africa
10th Sem 21-22 June 2024: Summary, Conclusions and Evaluation

Selection process

Applications, in the form of a CV and a letter of motivation using the online form.
Registration opening: November 2022.
Registration closure: 31 January 2023 at 11.59 p.m.
Selection interviews from December 2022 to February 2023.
Selection by the HSSD steering committee in late April 2023.
Auditors list approval in June 2023.

Online registration

Practical details

Where? Brussels.
When? From September 2023 to June 2024, once per month from Friday 9 a.m. until Saturday 6 p.m. The auditors are accommodated on-site.
Costs? 1950 € (for non-Defence participants).

Use of languages

The auditors use their mother tongue (French or Dutch). The speakers use French, Dutch or English. A more than passive knowledge of these three languages is therefore essential.

Chatham House Rule

The participants must adhere to the non-attribution policy in order to allow everyone, whether participant or speaker, to express his real views.

Session 2022-2023

Session 2020-2021

Session 2019-2020