II High Defence Studies Course for Asian-Pacific Senior Officers (30 SEP-25 OCT 2013) Attachés’ Briefing C.N Juan Carlos San Martín Naya [email protected] Madrid, 10 JUN 13 Points of Contact • CN Juan C. San Martin (Course Coordinator) – (00.34).91.348.26.83 – [email protected] • Mr. José M. Olivo Lucas (SEGENPOL PoC) – (00.34).18.104.22.168 – [email protected] Background (I) • The Spanish MoD gives a big importance to this course. • Sponsored by SEGENPOL the course will be carried out in English at the Spanish Higher Defence Studies College (EALEDE), institution pertaining to the CESEDEN, from 30 SEP until 25 OCT 2013 (4 week-course) Background (II) • 14 nations have been invited by SEGENPOL: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam • Lessons learned from the previous pilot course have been taken into consideration and most of them applied to the program Goals of the course • To contribute to the establishment and consolidation of a peaceful and secure community in the region • To consolidade institutional relations and integration bonds between participant countries and Spain. Students • Up to 35 in total • 28 representing 14 nations +7 spaniards • Participation is the key to be successful, EALEDE College will learn a lot from all of the students and the students will gain good benefits from this course • Good level of English • Nominations NLT 15 of July • NON-smoking regulations applied. Smokers can do it open air in break-time Students Students Timetable (I) • Labor days • • • • • • • - MON/TUE/WED (08:30/13:45) - THU (08.30/16:00) - FRI (08:30/12:30) SATURDAYs (Two devoted to cultural visits) SUNDAYs (FREE) BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER at MR “Alcazar” Depending on academic ativities some luncheons at CESEDEN 30 SEP Inauguration ceremony 12 OCT National day (Military parade) 25 OCT Closing Ceremony Trips &Visits (I) • Trips (Two alternatives TBD) - Alternative 1 CARTAGENA/ALBACETE by AF plane & AVE (High Speed Train) - Professional Visits (TBC) - NAVANTIA SHIPYARD/HQ ALMART (COVAM) - AIR FORCE ACADEMY/ARTILLERY REGIMENT - EUROCOPTER/ITP - “LOS LLANOS” AF BASE Trips & Visits (II) - Alternative 2 GALICIA (Santiago-Ferrol)/ALBACETE • Professional visits (TBC) - URO - F-100/ Navy schools • Professional visits around Madrid (TBC) - BRIAC or BRIPAC - UME & MACOM - EADS- Airbus Military - INDRA Cultural visits • Cultural Visits (TBD) - EL ESCORIAL MONASTERY ROYAL PALACE or EL PRADO MUSEUM TOLEDO or SEGOVIA CARTAGENA or SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Attire • Military students – Formal uniform for opening & closing ceremonies, visits to military units: • Jacket & tie/ribbons / – Working uniform for conferences • Pull over/ short jacket/ tie (IAW national regulations) – Visits to enterprises: • Civilian suit/ jacket and tie • Civilian students – Jacket & tie – Casual (NO jeans) for Cultural visits, all participans Academic Considerations • Daily conferences delivered by high ranked • • military & official lecturers 50 min lecture +10 min break + Q&A National presentations - 30 min (presentation + Q&A) • Communication • • - Lecture + Forum (students) Round tables (3 Services main programs & Defence Industies) Professional & cultural visits are mandatory Curriculum 4 Thematic Modules • I.- International Relations & Strategic Panorama • II.- Defence Planning • III.- Defence Culture & Sociology • IV.- Defence Industry & Economy Modules’ objective (I) • M-I) Familiarize students with current world scenario, international problems and events, as well as the most relevant organisations IRT security & defence • M-II) Familiaraze with the Spanish MoD organization, general outlines on S&D policy, Armed Forces (AF) and planning system Modules’ objective (II) • M-III) Devoted to defence culture & defence awareness analyzing the relationship between the AF and the citizens, society’s perception about S&D problems and the the support that society may demand from its own AF • M-IV) Putting forward the impact of national economy problems on the strategic and defence domains Hosted by MoD • Boarding, lodging, lunch and laundry at the MR “ALCAZAR” • Multicultural meals will be provided • Tuition • Professional and cultural visits as well as informative trips • Air flight tickets to/from Madrid IAW MoD restrictive regulations • No special program for spouses and/or accompanying persons Administrative aspects (I) • Passport & visa for the whole stay in Spain • Registration form filled in due time (Kick-off) • Direct contact student-coordinator recommended (avoid unnecessary delays) • Non-smoking regulations in acordance with national law • CWL travel agency will deal with fights. • Students travel plans need to be known well in advance IOT make flight & MR reservations Administrative aspects (II) • Pending welfare reforms at MR “ALCAZAR” could make uncomfortable a 4 week-stay for families • Health care under the same conditions as other foreign students attending other courses in Spain. • Medical certificate confirming NO contagious disease, allergies & vaccinations is mandatory • Spouses & family members need a private medical insurance Questions?