On 16-19 October 2017 the University of Strasbourg hosted the Executive Training ‘The European Union against Transnational Security Challenges: Legal Framework, Policies and Practices’. This event was organized by Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg and the University Paris 13 within the framework of the Jean Monnet Project EUSECU-POLE (2016-2018) funded by the European Commission.
The Executive Training is one of the two core EUSECU-POLE Project events. The rationale behind the Training is its “learning from experts” approach. Its main aim is to form advanced knowledge on the Project’s topic, as well as on methods of teaching EU law and policy for a group of Russian university teachers. The Executive Training has focused on EU approaches to transnational security challenges. Ten international experts delivered master-classes on various aspects of EU policies in the field of European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Speakers addressed the origins, evolution and substance of policies within the European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, as well as its external dimension, focusing on institutional aspects and such issues as counter-terrorism policies, migration governance, approaches to human rights and security issues, policies against organized crime, use of technology and data protection.
The Executive Training gathered around 40 participants. It was joined by the round table ‘The EU and Security Challenges: from Crisis to Recovery?’ allowing all participants to engage in an open discussion on this pertinent topic. The Training also included study visits to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.