Events

Introduction course/Training SEC

The Introduction course/Training SEC must be attended by all SEC experts before the first assignment. In this way, we ensure well-prepared assignments and facilitate exchange with experienced experts.

The Introduction course/Training SEC will be held in English and will take place digitally/per ZOOM on the following day:

Monday, 22 July 2024
13:00 – 16:45 h

Programme 22.07.2024

Please register

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