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.
Contactirsd-hsd@mil.be

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