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The National Defense Course has the nature of an advanced studies course, it is attended by Auditors to whom is provided:

  • Information, and a space for reflection and debate on the issues of security and defense in the conceptual, national and international field;
  • An updated contact with national and international realities;
  • The exchange of ideas arising from the diversity of the academic and professional experience of the participants.


  • Promote the in-depth knowledge of security and defense issues;
  • Promote the training for a strategic culture of security and defense, enabling the national and foreign citizens for a full and effective citizenship;
  • Enhance the awareness of the civil society for the security and defense issues, in order to allow more sustained political decision parameters;
  • Develop analytical and critical skills that foster an active participation in the production of security, through the involvement of citizens in the security and defense issues, as well as maximizing the development of scientific and / or professional skills;
  • Promote the study and scientific research in the fields of security and defense, as well as in related areas.


Citizens who integrate the senior management and leaders of the state structures and of the civil society, or other individuals whose professional resume shows guarantees of sufficient qualification for the frequency of the CDN, and citizens of the Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and other foreign nationals who meet the admission requirements.


For the attendance of the course is due a single fee payment.

For the 2015/2016 National Defense Course admitted individual Auditors was set the value of 400.00 Euros.

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