NATO CIMIC Community of Interest Conference 2018


The NATO CIMIC Community of Interest Conference (COI) is the flagship conference of the CCOE and takes place on an annual basis. The focus of the COI conference is always based on NATO’s current strategic directions but also current political as well as geographical proceedings are covered. 

COI 2018, Rome

“NATO Strategic Direction South – Projecting Stability”


The conference focused on NATO’s strategic direction south with the main topic “Projecting Stability”. A wide range of topics from CIMIC projecting Stability through to Social Resilience were addressed and a valid outcome was worked out.


  • CIMIC and SFA utilizing Projecting Stability
  • M&S in support of CIMIC assessments
  • Lebanon, – a blueprint for CIMIC capability & capacity building
  • Civil-military migration coordination at land and sea
  • Horizon scanning: Building an information network strategic Direction South
  • Societal Resilience: The claiming factor countering hybrid warfare
  • Capacity Building: The value chain of Mobile Training Teams


Through keynotes, panels, and workshops where syndicates presented their headline findings, we explored the applicability of the Comprehensive Approach in a stabilization scenario. Mixed competence groups discussed the prospects for the synchronization of Civil-Military Interaction with Security Force Assistance and Modelling and Simulation in light of the decisions of the NATO Warsaw Summit 2016.


  • Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S COE)
  • Security Force Assistance Centre of Excellence (SFA COE)
  • NATO Strategic Direction – South HUB (NSD-S HUB)
  • NATO Defence College (NDC)


The audience reached from tactical to strategic level, depending on the discussed level. It mainly was NATO centric but also reaching out to national and international actors who works amongst these topics.

COI 2018 – Findings & Presentations

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 (Syndicate Findings & Handbooks)



Additional Information

Annual Discipline Conference

Impressionen COI 2018

Community of Interest Conference 2018

Community of Interest Conference 2018