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Vilnius Summer School 2020

The upcoming summer we are launching the 4th Vilnius Summer School on four separate courses: military, cyber and energy security, as well as on countering organized crime.

Vilnius Summer School is a week-long international academic program dedicated to share knowledge and stimulate dialogue among students and professionals on a variety of security issues at national, regional and global levels.

The courses on military and cyber security will take place on 11-18 July 2020:

  • Military Security course gives you a chance to get in-depth understanding about current threats the Eastern flank of Europe faces and the countermeasures it applies to deter aggressors and defend both – regional and national – security interests. In addition, the course includes a site visit to Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion.
  • Cyber Security course provides an opportunity to get to know more about today’s cyber security world, including emerging cyber-threats and increasing cyber-attacks. The course addresses political, strategic and legal aspects of cyber security on national, regional and international levels. It also gives a chance to get a thorough understanding about cyber-defence and possible countermeasures. Besides, the course includes a site visit to Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion.

The two following courses on energy security and countering organized crime will take place on 18-25 July 2020:

  • Energy Security course provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about global energy tendencies and perspectives and how they correlate with regional and national developments of the European and the Baltic gas and electricity markets, as well as the remaining challenges the Baltic region faces in its efforts to enhance its energy security. The course includes a site visit to controlled zone at Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant which is of the same type as the one that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986. Ignalina NPP is in a process of decommissioning expected to be finalized by 2038.
  • Countering Organized Crime course seeks to present a tentative account of organized crime in the Baltic region and beyond as well as providing some recommendations on how to enhance regional cooperation in countering these threats. Organized crime will be analyzed from different perspectives: as illegal activity, as a legacy of Soviet system, as a political instrument. In addition, different methods to counter organized crime will be introduced. Participants of C-Organized Crime course will have an opportunity together with participants of Energy Security course to attend the visit to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.

We promise engaging studies, the best experts and academics, international environment and leisure activities!

Why should anyone be interested in Vilnius Summer School? The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is located near the geographic center of Europe. Such geographic location often leads to situations when Lithuania becomes the spot of clashes between the West and the East, especially in terms of security issues. The courses of Vilnius Summer School are devoted to discuss different aspects of security issues, including military, cyber, energy security and organized crime. Choose a field of security you are interested the most, join Vilnius Summer School and be in the swim!

We invite you to visit our website http://www.vilniusschool.org/ and learn more about the courses we provide

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