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The NEEDS project consortium has successfully wrapped up its three-year collaboration and project work on 31 August 2023, ending with the launch of an innovative online course on societal security and an online community dedicated to institutionalising societal security education. The aim of the NEEDS project was to bolster the quality, scope, and attractiveness of education in societal security by tackling the mismatches between education focus and the knowledge needs of the field. The ultimate goal was to better prepare the next generation working in societal security by enhancing their educational experiences with the most relevant, field-specific, and up-to-date knowledge and skills.

The Needs-based Education and Studies in Societal Security (NEEDS) project spanned over three years, during which research, co-creation, and collaboration led to significant outputs including reports, case studies, a glossary, a joint-pedagogical approach, a handbook, policy recommendations, and most notably, an online course and online community. These results are now accessible to stakeholders who can take the online course and further their knowledge in societal security issues from the BSR. The course, hosted by the Swedish Defence University on the e-learning platform Canvas, is free of charge, self-paced, and only requires signing up. The course and community are linked, but can be joined individually as well.

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