A broaden knowledge of the national security domain and the institutional and organization decision-making mechanisms represents a key element in promoting an enhanced expertise of the civil society’s representatives, for a better understanding of security challenges and substantiation of the decision-making process.

The program’s three main topics are national security in the Euro-Atlantic context, the building blocks for the Romanian national security decisions, and management of national security issues.


Module I

This module provides better and deeper knowledge of national security in the European and Euro-Atlantic context. The lectures are delivered by renowned specialists and the activities consist of roundtable discussions centred on understanding national and international security under the impact of internal and external factors. Other approached topics regard the intelligence sector’s public relations as well as the NGOs place and role in the national security consolidation process.

Module II

The second module presents and offers a better understanding of the building blocks of security decision-making process by means of more research directions, such as: the observance of human rights in intelligence activities, the place and role of the national defence system structures in ensuring national security, the contribution of national intelligence community  to raising awareness of the national security risks, and the efficiency of parliamentary oversight of the intelligence activity.

Module III

This module represents a corollary to the first two, contributing to the transfer of knowledge concerning the main elements of the national security management by inviting representatives of national security-related institutions.

Competences. Certifications. Evaluation

The competences acquired at the end of the program match the intelligence and security studies qualification, with L130010130 code in the National Qualifications Register.

Professional competences

  • Gaining general knowledge in intelligence, counterintelligence, and security by those working in various institutions, public authorities, and NGOs, as well as knowing the ways the civil society can take part in ensuring national security;
  • Developing students’ abilities to deal with national security issues.

Transversal abilities

  • Promoting responsibilities in order to consolidate the image of national security institutions according to the rule of law principles;
  • Personal and professional development by becoming familiar with Romania’s security matrices.

At the end of the training program, participants are awarded a certificate for their professional abilities, a certificate supplement recognized in the EU, and 30 ECTS credits.

Mid-term assessment – every module ends with the presentations of scientific papers during roundtable discussions on the study topics.

The final assessment consists of an exam certifying the professional abilities.