National defence courses

The goal of national defence courses is to provide civilian or military persons in a leading position with a total overview of Finland’s foreign, security and defence policy, improve collaboration between different sectors of society in emergency conditions and promote networking between people working in different areas of comprehensive security.

Regional defence courses focus on the preparedness of the regional administrative and local level for disruptions and emergency conditions facing society. Special attention is paid to the operation of the Finnish Defence Forces, civil defence, security of supply of the economy, communications and transportation, which are sub-areas of preparedness. The courses provide a broad, comprehensive overview of security.

They promote cooperation between the regional authorities, persons responsible for key tasks in emergency conditions and the communities that they represent. The course target groups are persons who hold a leading position and those serving in a key position of major importance in preparing for emergency conditions and taking the necessary actions.