17. Eusecure Lite
EUSecure Lite – competition for high school students for security awareness
21 April 2023
In the framework of the EU funded Erasmus+ strategic partnership in the field of higher education, EUSecure Project, a high school competition was held on the 21st of April 2023 at Ludovika Campus. The competition was organized as an implementation of the EUSecure Lite pillar of EUSecure project which focuses on engaging high school students and raising their awareness on security challenges in the EU. Close to 30 students participated at the competition forming four teams from three different secondary schools from Budapest. The language of the competition was English, and the teams were competing by working on two specific topics: pandemic management and public health, and media and fake news. The event was led by two lecturers of the Department of International Security Studies, prof. Mónika Szente-Varga and prof. Éva Jakusné Harnos. The student teams were representing three vocational education institutions: BMSZC Than Károly Ökoiskola és Technikum, BGSZC Szily Kálmán Technikum, and BKSZC Weiss Manfréd Technikum, Szakképző Iskola és Kollégium. All students participating in the competition are involved in vocational training in their respective schools many of them specialized for public service, law enforcement or military affairs. decisions contributing to our shared, common security in the EU.
After the competition, cadet Roland Méhes from the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officers’ Training, and cadet Dominik Buri from the Faculty of Law Enforcement – both serving as representatives of their respective faculties’ student council – gave a brief presentation to the students about the available courses and majors in the two faculties, as well as career and professional opportunities connected to their service and studies. The winning team of the competition came from BGSZC Szily Kálmán Technikum, while the award of the best presenter went to Ádám Day, from BKSZC Weiss Manfréd Technikum school.
EUSecure Project has received funding from the European Union's ERASMUS+ program under grant agreement 2020-1-HU01-KA203-078719 and its aim is to familiarize youth in higher and secondary school education with security challenges in the 21st century in Europe. With this, EUSecure project contributes to raising responsible citizens and individuals who are aware of threats and risks today’s Europe faces and with that knowledge to be able to make responsible individual and professional decisions contributing to our shared, common security in the EU.