Assoc. Prof. Elitsa Petrova, DSc.
Prof. Stoyko Stoykov, DSc.
Vasil Levski National Military University – Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)
Abstract. This article considers the humanistic perception of national security as a basic concept for security and defence training and education. The used scientific methodology includes a theoretical overview of the issues, covering a variety of literary sources in combination with the development of elements of practical and applied nature.
The object of research is the concept of human security and its inherent elements. The concept of human security is at the heart of security and defence training and education today. The concept is leading in modern paradigms and understandings of security in general and it is intertwined with the statements of traditional security and defence, degree of participation of the army in public life, the art of defending the nation with military means and resources. The main idea of the authors is to highlight the inseparability between security, defence and opportunities for maintenance, training and development of armed forces, as one of the most complex activities known to mankind, with an emphasis on human being and human security.
Keywords: defence training; security; armed forces; human security