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Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management

Brussels School of Governance

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The Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management course at the Brussels School of Governance provides participants with unique insights and fundamental skills required for mastering the field of global risk analysis, early warning and the management of major man-made and natural disasters.


The Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management course at the Brussels School of Governance is taught by a renowned faculty of senior officials from major international organisations (such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations), NGOs as well as leading security scholars.

It allows participants to gain in-depth knowledge and a wide range of practical tools for identifying and analysing global security risks and advancing effective responses to humanitarian, military and political ‘complex crises’.

Building Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • Understanding of major forms of risks
  • Tools for global conflict and risk analysis
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Fundamentals of Early Warning
  • Crisis Communication
  • Cyber Security
  • Understanding the Crisis Cycle 
  • Advancing comprehensive responses to man-made and natural disasters
  • Practical preparations for a mission in a crisis situation
  • Coping with crises under stress
  • Best practices and lessons learned from major actors in the field
The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Risks, Grasping Uncertainty
  • Analysing Risks, Preparing for Uncertainty
  • Open Source Intelligence: Tools and Techniques
  • A New Information Environment: Media, Conflict and Crisis Communication
  • Global Crisis Monitoring, Conflict Analysis & Early Warning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines






  • Semi-structured
  • Only feedback on assignments and exams
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate is highly selective. Candidates should have a Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree plus the equivalent of 3 years’ work experience.

Tuition Fee


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