The Minister of National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD), Rita Faden, signed this Wednesday, December 22, a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.
This memorandum aims to establish the FLAD Atlantic Security Award, which annually awards two research projects that demonstrate the ability to contribute to knowledge progress on issues related to current challenges in the field of Security and Defence in the Atlantic area, with the allocation of funding of 20,000 euros to each project.
With this signature, the parties undertake to deepen cooperation in the matters referred to, encouraging their investigation and dissemination.
The document, now signed, between the Ministry of National Defence (MDN) and FLAD highlights the importance of the security of the Atlantic area, which represents a priority of Portugal's foreign and security and defence policy, to which the MDN actively contributes, in line with its mission and the instruments at its disposal.
Applications for the first edition of the FLAD Atlantic Security Award, in a partnership between the Atlantic Center, the National Defense Institute and the Luso-American Development Foundation, ran until October 30, 2021. The two winning projects will be reported on 11 January 2022. The second edition of the FLAD Atlantic Security Award will also be announced early next year.