Education in Security System of the Czech Republic


Attributes and quality of the security system of the Czech Republic depend on the quality of human potential, which is part of institutions to guarantee security in the broadest sense of the word. The preparation of the staff of each part of the security system, as defined in the Security Strategy of the Czech Republic (2011), is performed in universities, colleges, and middle schools, training facilities, scientific research facilities and by employers. The capacity of educational institutions, in effect exceeds requirements of practice. The coordination of their activities and the content of education are managed by twelve-year-old conceptual document that has been in need of updating. This paper discusses those aspects and points out directions and ideas for addressing of some problems of current practice, and also some of the challenges of the future.

Dr. Vladimír Karaffa, (Col. Ret.), born in 1950, he graduated from the Military University of Ground Forces (VVŠ PV) Vyškov, postgraduate studies at the Military Academy Brno, Marshall Centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, General Staff Course at the Military Academy Brno. During his professional military career he held a number of logistic, commanding and pedagogical positions. He worked at the Operational Art Research Institute (IVOU) Brno and at the Defence Studies Institute (ÚOS) in Praha-Braník, as well as in leading positions at the former Division of Defence Planning MoD (SOP MO). For three years he worked at the NATO Joint Headquarters Centre, Operational Command, Heidelberg, Germany, from 2003 the Chief of the Doctrine Centre of the Training and Doctrine Directorate,‎ (SpD ŘeVD) Vyškov. In 2007 his professional military career was concluded. Afterwards he worked as the head of the Section of Strategic Abilities and the Section of Strategic Analyses, Defence Policy and Strategy Division of MoD (SOPS MO), finally he held the position of director and recently that of analyst of the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies (CBVS), University of Defence Brno. Chairman of the Vojenské rozhledy editorial board.

Country: Czech Republic


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