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14/10/2021

Using sport to build trust and strengthen interpersonal relationships is not a new idea. However, using Ultimate Frisbee games to encourage collaboration and dialogue is. Ultimate Frisbee is a great place to develop your leadership skills because many of the lessons we learn in Ultimate can be transferred to other aspects of our lives. Syndicates together with their Syndicate Guiding Officers have finished the Frisbee competition. #JCGSC

🥁🥁🥁 Congratulations to 🥁🥁🥁

🥇 Žᴇᴍᴀɪᴛɪꜱ ꜱʏɴᴅɪᴄᴀᴛᴇ 🏆

Using sport to build trust and strengthen interpersonal relationships is not a new idea. However, using Ultimate Frisbee games to encourage collaboration and dialogue is. Ultimate Frisbee is a great place to develop your leadership skills because many of the lessons we learn in Ultimate can be transferred to other aspects of our lives. Syndicates together with their Syndicate Guiding Officers have finished the Frisbee competition. #JCGSC

🥁🥁🥁 Congratulations to 🥁🥁🥁

🥇 Žᴇᴍᴀɪᴛɪꜱ ꜱʏɴᴅɪᴄᴀᴛᴇ 🏆

13/10/2021

Our #JCGSC is on Baltic Defence Study Trip. From 11th to 13th the students will visit Baltic states and they will receive briefings and gain knowledge on the national 🇪🇪 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 defence policies, decision-making principles, and defence planning priorities.

In NFIU there was a possibility to familirise themselves with international military structures, including #NATO presence in the region. Thank you for hosting! 🤝

Today, the NFIU was pleased to host the Staff Course from the Baltic Defence College. The visit included a briefing about NFIU mission and tasks, followed by an active Q&A session.
The NFIU is happy to be able to contribute to the student’s knowledge on NATO’s role in the Baltic States.

Šiandien NFIU su malonumu priėmė Baltijos gynybos koledžo personalą. Vizito metu buvo surengtas trumpas pristatymas apie NFIU misiją ir užduotis, po kurio buvo galimybė užduoti aktualius klausimus.
NFIU džiaugiasi galėdamas prisidėti prie studentų žinių apie NATO vaidmenį Baltijos šalyse.
#WeAreNATO #nato #otan #NFIULithuania

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 08/10/2021

#JCGSC officers from the syndicate Žemaitis visited 🇪🇪 EDF Kuperjanovi jalaväepataljon (Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion) in #Võru as a part of the officers' extracurricular activities.
The visit was hosted by Battalion Commander LTC Indrek Sarap who is the graduate of the BALTDEFCOL. He gave an overview of battalions' history, infrastructure, training cycle, and shared his thoughts about good leadership and its importance. Thank you for hosting the visit! 🤝

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 06/10/2021

In frames of the National Security module, #CSELC 2021 hosted the distinguished panel focussing on the elements of National Power. Throughout half day the Ambassador of 🇨🇿 to 🇪🇪 H.E. Mr David Kral, the Head of National Situation Centre at Estonian Government Office Mr Lauri Luht, the Rector of the Estonian Business School Prof Meelis Kitsing, the Senior Mentor of the BALTDEFCOL Commodore (ret) Hans Helseth from the Royal Norwegian Navy and the Lecturer on Strategic Studies of the BALTDEFCOL Dr Lukáš Dyčka elaborated on the different aspects of the State functioning. The panel provoked the course participants’ minds and the presentations of the distinguished guests were followed by a lively discussion.

The insights of the real-life practitioners were warmly welcomed and such an approach helps the class to put the information received from different lectures into the relevant context. The CSELC 2021 thanks all the panellists and wishes the best of luck to them.

Czech Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia

05/10/2021

On today’s Teacher’s Day we will share with you our freshly published book titled "Assessment in Professional Military Education".

Pdf-format is available here 👇
https://www.baltdefcol.org/files/files/publications/Assessement_Book.pdf

As this handbook is not only for the teachers but also for students to realize what is expected from them, BALTDEFCOL hopes a very active use of the handbook for education. The broader aim is to create an understanding that evaluation is a form of cooperation through which we can improve the quality of PME as well as the military system as a whole.

𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 🤓📚❕

https://www.baltdefcol.org/1668

On today’s Teacher’s Day we will share with you our freshly published book titled "Assessment in Professional Military Education".

Pdf-format is available here 👇
https://www.baltdefcol.org/files/files/publications/Assessement_Book.pdf

As this handbook is not only for the teachers but also for students to realize what is expected from them, BALTDEFCOL hopes a very active use of the handbook for education. The broader aim is to create an understanding that evaluation is a form of cooperation through which we can improve the quality of PME as well as the military system as a whole.

𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 🤓📚❕

https://www.baltdefcol.org/1668

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 05/10/2021

Syndicate named after the 🇪🇪 general Johan Laidoner visited his monument in its hometown #Viljandi. The symbolic march was named "On Trails of General Laidoner" had specific goals: have reception with the general, familiarize with WWII theatre of operations and Forest Brothers fight against occupation in Estonia.

The event organizers major Alar Karileet and major Keiu Mirka pointed out: 'Respect is one of BALTDEFCOL values and it's Code of Conduct, therefore we aimed to show the respect to general Laidoner and to the war history of Estonia. In Pikasilla we got acquainted with the information about the 1944 German defense line WALK. Here was the fierce battle line between N**i Germany and Soviet Union forces. Also, we made a stop in a Forest Brother bunker, hidden in the woods of Ennuksemäe (Ennuksemäe Bunker). And we met our goal having a memorable meeting with the general Laidoner.'

In the spirit of syndicate moto 'STRONG TOGETHER' the team enjoyed the time and learned about Estonia.

Photos from CSEL - NATO Allied Command Operations's post 02/10/2021

The highlight of the week for CSELC was definitely the lecture provided by top level CSELs.

Read more about the visit:
https://www.baltdefcol.org/1667

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 01/10/2021

As #JCGSC students represent 14 nations, it is essential to learn about these countries' specifics. Students prepare a briefing session for fellow course mates to introduce their respective country's landscape, climate, and people. They elaborate on places to visit, traditional foods, culture, sports, outstanding achievements, and an overview of the Defence Forces of the respective countries. Such events provide opportunities for the officers to develop their communication skills.

During the presentation, 🇱🇹 Lithuanian students brought traditional three-cake 'Šakotis'. Two of them dressed in traditional clothes. In the end, all Lithuanian officers sang together a song. Students from 🇺🇦 Ukraine brought their traditional 'vyshyvanka' and shared famous lard and sweets.

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 30/09/2021

Georgian 🇬🇪 students have always been represented at the BALTDEFCOL courses. Today, we agreed with Deputy Chief of Georgian Defence Forces
to enhance the cooperation by sharing experiences and personnel as well 🤝

Since the establishment, 6️⃣0️⃣ Georgian students have participated in our courses 🇬🇪

https://www.baltdefcol.org/1666

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 30/09/2021

The syndicate "Rozenšteins" motto is "Utere, non numera" - use the hours, do not count them.
Long study hours are used to build knowledge and experience. Every hundredth of a second was used to "charge the batteries" for a new study day on the go-kart track in Lange Motokeskus.

23/09/2021

The 7th edition of 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 will take place from 23rd-30th September 2021.

BALTDEFCOL always supports sport at every level. Every autumn we have a frisbee competition and our staff and students participate in different sport competitions throughout the year 🏃🚲🎿🏀

Buy the way, our 🇵🇱 Dean and 🇺🇸 Faculty member Mike were the only Polish and American competitors on distance 40km of 24. Tartu Rattamaraton, which is the third largest mountain bike marathon in the world 🌍 👏🚴🏼🥇

European Week of Sport ⏤ #BeActive 2021

The 7th edition of 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 will take place from 23rd-30th September 2021.

BALTDEFCOL always supports sport at every level. Every autumn we have a frisbee competition and our staff and students participate in different sport competitions throughout the year 🏃🚲🎿🏀

Buy the way, our 🇵🇱 Dean and 🇺🇸 Faculty member Mike were the only Polish and American competitors on distance 40km of 24. Tartu Rattamaraton, which is the third largest mountain bike marathon in the world 🌍 👏🚴🏼🥇

European Week of Sport ⏤ #BeActive 2021

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 22/09/2021

On September 21 and 22, BALTDEFCOL in cooperation with the Eesti Sõjamuuseum (War Museum) organised an annual conference on Baltic military history.

The two days have been full of fruitful discussions on historical warfare on the territories of three Baltic states delivered by well-known speakers from all over the world.

Read more about the conference, which is one of the longest traditions at BALTDEFCOL:
https://www.baltdefcol.org/1662

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 22/09/2021

Second day of #BMHC21 started with a panel session, which focused on Finland‘s activities during 1941. Dr Mikko Karjalainen opened a discussion on Finnish Army Operations in the back end of the year 1941 and Professor Petteri Jouko assessed the Finnish Way of Attack in 1941. Panel was moderated by Dr Kaarel Piirimäe.

Eesti Sõjamuuseum

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 21/09/2021

The second panel of #BMHC examined the Operations in the Baltics. Mr Valdis Kuzmins opened the story behind the attack of the German 41st Motorized Corps. Mr Jānis Tomaševsk analysed the role and actions of the former Red Army Soldiers within the Armed Anti-Soviet Resistance in Latvia during the Summer of 1941 and LTC Valerijus Šerelis discussed about the Lithuanian uprising in June 1941, which ultimate object was the Independent State. Those topics contribute to JCGSC learning objectives and their future assignments as well.

Eesti Sõjamuuseum

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 21/09/2021

The first panel of #BMHC21 “Objectives, Strategies and Operations during 1941” gave us a comprehensive overview of wars took place in 1941. This multinational panel (Estonia, Germany, US) opened the discussion on the Leningrad operation, Operation Barbossa, and Army Group North. Moderated by Dr Jörg Muth (BALTDEFCOL).

Eesti Sõjamuuseum

21/09/2021

The Annual Baltic Military History Conference kicked off with the Keynote Address by a world-known Professor Gerhard Ludwig Weinberg. Professor Weinberg’s major works are related to the Second World War history and he is one of the most published authors on the subject. He analysed the German goals on global level and how the Soviet-German war affected whole world, including the Baltics #BMHC21

Eesti Sõjamuuseum

The Annual Baltic Military History Conference kicked off with the Keynote Address by a world-known Professor Gerhard Ludwig Weinberg. Professor Weinberg’s major works are related to the Second World War history and he is one of the most published authors on the subject. He analysed the German goals on global level and how the Soviet-German war affected whole world, including the Baltics #BMHC21

Eesti Sõjamuuseum

21/09/2021

On 20-21 September, nineteen officers and civilians from the US Army Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program of School of Advanced Military Studies are visiting BALTDEFCOL.
Yesterday after the briefing, they participated in different electives joining the officers from the JCGSC and today they will participate in the Baltic Military History Conference 👏 Sharing experiences 🤝 https://www.baltdefcol.org/1661

On 20-21 September, nineteen officers and civilians from the US Army Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program of School of Advanced Military Studies are visiting BALTDEFCOL.
Yesterday after the briefing, they participated in different electives joining the officers from the JCGSC and today they will participate in the Baltic Military History Conference 👏 Sharing experiences 🤝 https://www.baltdefcol.org/1661

20/09/2021

BALTDEFCOL family increased by 21 members today 👏 A new Command Senior Enlisted Leaders’ Course representing 🇪🇪 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 🇨🇦 🇩🇰 🇩🇪 🇬🇪 🇳🇱 🇳🇴 🇵🇱 🇸🇪 🇨🇭 🇺🇦 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 started their four month academic journey here in #Tartu.

BALTDEFCOL family sends warm welcomes to all CSELs, and we all wish you a successful academic journey! Follow our Code of Conduct – respect our BALTDEFCOL family members, take responsibility, be open and have fun!

https://www.baltdefcol.org/1659

BALTDEFCOL family increased by 21 members today 👏 A new Command Senior Enlisted Leaders’ Course representing 🇪🇪 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 🇨🇦 🇩🇰 🇩🇪 🇬🇪 🇳🇱 🇳🇴 🇵🇱 🇸🇪 🇨🇭 🇺🇦 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 started their four month academic journey here in #Tartu.

BALTDEFCOL family sends warm welcomes to all CSELs, and we all wish you a successful academic journey! Follow our Code of Conduct – respect our BALTDEFCOL family members, take responsibility, be open and have fun!

https://www.baltdefcol.org/1659

Photos from Baltic Defence College's post 16/09/2021

What to do, if you are in #Estonia and outside is a beautiful September day? Otepää, you go to Talvepealinn Otepää (Winter Capital).

Syndicate “Radziņš” did exactly that! 1️⃣3️⃣ officers from 7️⃣ nations dived into the history of #Otepää and soaked up the sun in the setting of incredible landscapes. Estonian flag, the Maarja Church, and the memory of Independence War heroes – all that right next to the ruins of medieval Bishop’s castle. And the silent witness of those events – the mighty #Pühajärve War Oak.

One thing for sure – syndicate “Radziņš” returned from Otepää in different quality – increased team spirit and stronger identification with the common value of strength in unity (FORTIS IN UNUM).

16/09/2021

❗️Last chance to apply for a Lecturer on War and Conflict Studies position. It requires holding Lithuanian citizenship 🇱🇹

🇱🇹 ATTENTION all Lithuanians❗ BALTDEFCOL is looking for a Lecturer in War and Conflict Studies. As certain positions at BALTDEFCOL are allocated to specific nationalities, the current position requires holding Lithuanian citizenship 🇱🇹
If you meet the career offer criteria, would like to work in a future-oriented and modern institution, and hold Lithuanian citizenship, apply before 1️⃣6️⃣ September !
https://www.baltdefcol.org/?id=1616

14/09/2021

Instead of bowling, the students of Laidoner syndicate went for a guided tour at the 🇪🇪 Estonian National Museum to get familiar with Estonian culture uniqueness. Students also saw Estonia’s first flag that was protected during the Soviet time 👀

Instead of bowling, the students of Laidoner syndicate went for a guided tour at the 🇪🇪 Estonian National Museum to get familiar with Estonian culture uniqueness. Students also saw Estonia’s first flag that was protected during the Soviet time 👀

10/09/2021

As Leadership and Command module of #JCGSC is about to end, CDT BG Ilmar Tamm offered some insights on being an effective Commander based on his own 2️⃣9️⃣ years of active service.

Read more about CDT’s thoughts and insights ⤵️
https://www.baltdefcol.org/1657

As Leadership and Command module of #JCGSC is about to end, CDT BG Ilmar Tamm offered some insights on being an effective Commander based on his own 2️⃣9️⃣ years of active service.

Read more about CDT’s thoughts and insights ⤵️
https://www.baltdefcol.org/1657

09/09/2021

Students of the syndicate Põdder prove that a real team can be successful not only in academic activities but also in having fun. “Slight competition in 🎳 bowling track increases dopamine level and strenghts ties inside the syndicate”, they said. Moreover, students had the ability to interact with Syndicate Guiding Officer and colleagues in an informal environment.
Students appreciate such opportunity to build a strong team and getting to know each other during social events. #friendsforlife #teambuilding #Podder

Students of the syndicate Põdder prove that a real team can be successful not only in academic activities but also in having fun. “Slight competition in 🎳 bowling track increases dopamine level and strenghts ties inside the syndicate”, they said. Moreover, students had the ability to interact with Syndicate Guiding Officer and colleagues in an informal environment.
Students appreciate such opportunity to build a strong team and getting to know each other during social events. #friendsforlife #teambuilding #Podder

Our Story

The Baltic Defence College is a multinational professional military education institution of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania established in 1999. The College educates military and security-related civilian personnel of the Framework Nations, allies and partners, while promoting international cooperation and networking and contributing to research in security and defence policy. 4 core courses (SLC, HCSC, JCGSC & CSC) are currently conducted at the College with the 5th one (Pilot CSELC) starting in autumn 2019.

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Riia 12
Tartu
51010

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Baltic Defence College is an English-speaking international higher education institution of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania providing professional military education at the operational and strategic level for military and civilian leaders of the Baltic states, their allies and partners. The college conducts applied research, hosts and co-hosts conferences and seminars and offers a fellowship programme.

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 14:30
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