Programme Objectives and Focus


This programme focuses on the contemporary security challenges facing Europe and on how the EU and Europe’s main powers are adapting to such challenges. The programme aims to provide an understanding of the EU as an actor in the foreign, security and defence policy fields. Students will finish the programme with a thorough overview of contemporary security issues and the ability of European security institutions to address them. 


  • EU foreign policy decision-making processes
  • Security and defence Policy
  • NATO and the transatlantic relationship
  • EU relations with China, Russia and the Middle East
  • UN-EU cooperation
  • Global environmental governance