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14th IHEDN-Young "grandes écoles" cycle

On Monday 25 October, the 14th cycle of the IHEDN-Jeunes, Grandes écoles programme began at the École Militaire. In his opening speech, Lieutenant General Benoît Durieux, Director of the IHEDN, outlined the major issues in national defence and security. The 76 students from the Grandes Ecoles taking part in this cycle will discover different aspects of [...].

Closure of the 127th IHEDN-Youth Cycle

Clôture du 127e Cycle IHEDN-Jeunes

The 127th Cycle IHEDN-Jeunes in New Aquitaine came to a close after a week of high-level training on Saturday 11 September in the salons of Bordeaux City Hall.

124th IHEDN-Youth cycle

124ème cycle IHEDN-Jeunes

From 12 to 16 April, around sixty young people from a wide range of backgrounds took part in a week of learning and sharing at the 124e IHEDN-Youth cycle,

123rd "IHEDN-Youth" cycle in Rouen

From 22 to 27 February 2021, the 123rd IHEDN-Jeunes cycle took place in Rouen, bringing together around sixty young people from all backgrounds, aged between 20 and 30, to learn about and exchange ideas on defence and national security issues. To do this, they benefited from the educational triptych that is characteristic of the [...]

122nd "IHEDN-Youth" cycle


Organised under the aegis of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), the course entitled "The European Union and the challenges of hybrid threats" opened today with a speech by Lieutenant General Patrick Destremau, Director of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN).

121st "IHEDN-Youth" cycle: Paris

The 121st "IHEDN-Youth" course in Paris opened on Monday 26 October 2020. Of the 400 applicants, 60 were lucky enough to be selected to follow this course at the École Militaire. The opening session was chaired by Lt-Gen Patrick Destremau, Director of the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN) and of the Enseignement [...]