defensa y yo 4.0

What is Defensa y Yo 4.0?

The program “Defensa y Yo” is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by Helsinki España.

Embark on a transformative journey with the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Spain and Andorra along with Helsinki España in the fourth edition of ‘Defensa y Yo’. This initiative aims to cultivate a culture of security and defense awareness among university students.
Key highlights include dynamic events in leading Spanish universities, interactive sessions with experts, and a unique contest challenging participants to provide individual solutions to global challenges. The program goes beyond discussions by empowering participants with skills relevant to the evolving landscape of global security.

Winners (one per university) will be awarded an exclusive prize: an all-expenses-paid exchange program which will enhance their understanding of international collaboration in security and defense issues.. The exchange program will include a visit to the U.S. embassy in Madrid, and tour and briefings to NATO Headquarters in Brussels, the U.S. Mission to the EU, and NATO’s Air Base in Geilenkirchen in Germany.

Join ‘Defensa y Yo 4.0’ for a chance to shape the future of security and contribute to positive change!

Conferences: February - May 2024

Conferences are scheduled to take place at 16 Spanish public universities from February to May 2024.

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Past Events

Disinformation; Cybersecurity; AI and Global Security - Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla)
Disinformation; Cybersecurity; AI and Global Security - Universidad de Sevilla
Disinformation; Cybersecurity; AI and Global Security - Universidad de Granada 
Disinformation; Cybersecurity; AI and Global Security - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Security Priorities and Transatlantic Policy
NATO, Russia, China & the international order. Universidad de Valencia