Courses

  • NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2024
    18 April 2024

    NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2024

    This week, the NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2024 took place in Lisbon, Portugal, with the participation of the CCOE. The Conference was hosted by NATO's Lead Agent for Lessons Learned, the Joint Analysis & Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC), on behalf[...]

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  • Empowering Military Decision-Makers
    17 April 2024

    Empowering Military Decision-Makers

    NATO's CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course Unveils Innovative Learning Tools On Monday, April 15th , Colonel Andreas Eckel, the director of the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE), welcomed 18 students from 8 NATO countries as the[...]

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  • Save the Date for ACFC 2024 !!
    16 April 2024

    Save the Date for ACFC 2024 !!

    We are thrilled to announce the dates for the upcoming Annual CIMIC Foresight Conference 2024 (ACFC24), an annual event dedicated to the future of CIMIC from today’s perspective.
    It will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands,
    from 07 to 11 OCT 2[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC LIAISON Satellite Course – Deterrence & Defense in Hungary
    16 April 2024

    NATO CIMIC LIAISON Satellite Course – Deterrence & Defense in Hungary

    Last week, from 8th to 13th April 2024, marked the successful conclusion of the NATO CIMIC LIAISON Satellite Course – Deterrence & Defense. This training took place at the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) - Civil-Military Cooperation and Psychologi[...]

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  • NATO Military Strategic Partnership Conference
    15 April 2024

    NATO Military Strategic Partnership Conference

    From 8 – 12 April, LTC Onno van den Heuvel and SGM Ralf Gers from CCOE’s Training and Education (T&E) branch participated in the NATO Military Strategic Partnership Conference (MSPC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The NATO Military Strategic Pa[...]

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  • Roadshow
    12 April 2024

    Roadshow

    On Wednesday, April 10th, the Roadshow on the revision of the Allied Joint Publication 3.19 CIMIC continued. CCOE briefed the Dutch 1 Civil-Military Interaction Command on the CIMIC doctrinal developments. One of the outcomes of the revised AJP is th[...]

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  • European Mission Preparation Course
    12 April 2024

    European Mission Preparation Course

    During the period of April 9th through 12th, 2024, the CCOE hosted the second European Mission Preparation Course for US Civil Affairs forces at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States of America. With th[...]

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  • Experience the interplay between military operations and the civil environment
    11 April 2024

    Experience the interplay between military operations and the civil environment

    The NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) actively trains students to become proficient contributors to military decision-making by deeply understanding the Civil Environment. This course is run two time a year by the Civil-Military Coope[...]

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  • Toast for HRH Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
    10 April 2024

    Toast for HRH Princess Ariane of the Netherlands

    The members of the NLD Corps Communication & Engagement ‘Princess Ariane’ at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence gathered in front of the Director of the CCOE to toast the 17th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Ariane of the Netherlands. The Cor[...]

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  • Next Roadshow step
    09 April 2024

    Next Roadshow step

    On April 4th, we shared our expert knowledge on CIMIC as a joint function with our esteemed colleagues in Northwood. During the lecture and discussions, we gained valuable insights from practitioners in the maritime domain and affirmed the critical r[...]

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  • Annual Discipline Conference 2024
    08 April 2024

    Annual Discipline Conference 2024

    The CCOE will host the yearly Annual Discipline Conference for 3 Discplines at the CCOE in The Hague on 4-6 June 2024.
    Building Integrity, represented by Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector CIDS (NOR), Military Contribution to Peace Support MC[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC LIAISON Satellite Course – Deterrence & Defense in Hungary
    08 April 2024

    NATO CIMIC LIAISON Satellite Course – Deterrence & Defense in Hungary

    The preparation phase for NATO CIMIC LIAISON Satellite Course – Deterrence & Defense in Szentendre  - Hungary has now concluded! This essential training is set to take place at the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) - Civil-Military Cooperation and Ps[...]

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  • Happy 75th Birthday
    04 April 2024

    Happy 75th Birthday

    Dear NATO, Happy 75th Birthday! 🎉 On this special milestone, we at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence want to express our warmest congratulations to NATO, the key pillar for peace and security and partners for all the COEs. Your dedication to fosterin[...]

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  • Connect, Share and Contribute
    02 April 2024

    Connect, Share and Contribute

    Doctrine and Concepts meet Corps Level Reality On March 25, a delegation representing the CIMIC branch (G9) of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) led by Colonel Rienk Sijbrandi was paying a visit to the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excell[...]

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  • 4th Edition of “Resilience through Civil Preparedness” (RtCPC) Course Successfully Concluded at CCOE The Hague
    26 March 2024

    4th Edition of “Resilience through Civil Preparedness” (RtCPC) Course Successfully Concluded at CCOE The Hague

    From March 18, 2024, to March 22, 2024, the 4th edition of the “Resilience through Civil Preparedness” (RtCPC) course took place at the Majoor Jan Linzel Complex (MJLC) in The Hague, Netherlands. The course brought together civilian and mil[...]

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  • Roadshow going on and on ...
    25 March 2024

    Roadshow going on and on ...

    The CIMIC Roadshow continues! The latest series was held at the Cyber and Information Operations Centre in Szentendre, Hungary where two members of the CCOE CIC branch gave presentations to CIMICers. In addition to the Hungarians, the audience includ[...]

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  • NEW CCOE INFOSHEET RELEASE !
    22 March 2024

    NEW CCOE INFOSHEET RELEASE !

    “CIMIC contribution to operations in the Bab-el-Mandeb and the Red Sea” The Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence has published a new info sheet for you on our website. The info sheet deals with CIMIC contribution in the maritime enviro[...]

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  • 4th Iteration of Resilience through Civil Preparedness Course (RtCPC)
    19 March 2024

    4th Iteration of Resilience through Civil Preparedness Course (RtCPC)

    In line of its Program of Work, the CCOE Training and Education Branch took up the challenge to organize and run the 4th Iteration of the Resilience through Civil Preparedness Course (RtCPC).The course is running from Monday 18th MAR 24 to Friday 22n[...]

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  • Welcome Sweden as the newest Member in NATO
    19 March 2024

    Welcome Sweden as the newest Member in NATO

    The Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) is pleased to warmly welcome Mr. Mikael Granholm, the Director General of the Swedish Armed Forces. To explore opportunities for enhancing collaboration between the Swedish Armed Forces and C[...]

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  • CCOE Staff supported large-scale multinational exercise Allied Spirit 2024
    19 March 2024

    CCOE Staff supported large-scale multinational exercise Allied Spirit 2024

    During the period March 7 to March 16, 2024, the CCOE supported the exercise Allied Spirit 2024 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany. Allied Spirit 2024 was a large-scale multinational exercises with the aim to bui[...]

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  • Initial Planning Conference for upcomming ACFC 2024
    14 March 2024

    Initial Planning Conference for upcomming ACFC 2024

    Together with our partners from #SHAPE and #ACT, we have taken a further step forward by conducting the Initial Planning Workshop (IPC) for the upcoming Annual CIMIC Foresight Conference 24 (#ACFC24). The #ACFC24 aims to discuss and work on the prese[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Fieldworker Course in Liepāja
    14 March 2024

    NATO CIMIC Fieldworker Course in Liepāja

    Exciting news from the Latvian Navy Training Centre! At the request of the Latvian Naval Training Centre, the CCOE is conducting the NATO CIMIC Fieldworker Course for the first time on site in Liepāja, Latvia from March 11 to March 22.
    With 16 stude[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Liaison Course 01-2024
    12 March 2024

    NATO CIMIC Liaison Course 01-2024

    This week, under the direction of Major F. Di Giampietro, the NATO CIMIC Liaison Course started at CCOE, involving participants from 9 different countries  - CAN, CZE, ESP, ITA, NLD, SGP, UK, UKR, USA. Two qualified syndicate coaches from AUT and th[...]

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  • International Women's Day
    08 March 2024

    International Women's Day

    CCOE is celebrating International Women’s Day!  The women of CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) visited the iconic Vredespaleis (Peace Palace) in The Hague. We are inspired by great women who devoted themselves to realising women’s rights and mor[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Liaison Course Deterrence & Defense 2024
    08 March 2024

    NATO CIMIC Liaison Course Deterrence & Defense 2024

    An exciting opportunity is coming up to enrol in the upcoming NATO CIMIC Liaison Deterrence & Defence Course taking place in Kielce, Poland. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to Article 4/5 scenarios and their impact on internatio[...]

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  • Second CIMIC Handbook working group
    28 February 2024

    Second CIMIC Handbook working group

    It is said that "Content is king", and for this purpose the second session of the working group for the revision of the CIMIC-Handbook took place at the CCOE this week. The team, made up of members from the CCOE, the MNCG, Landcom, DEU MN CIMIC Cmd, [...]

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  • Welcome back Slovenia
    03 January 2024

    Welcome back Slovenia

    At the Coordinating Committee Meeting in November 2023 the Sponsoring Nations of the CCOE -Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands and Poland - decided unanimously that Slovenia will execute again the full membership status with all obligati[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course 01-2024
    02 January 2024

    NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course 01-2024

    Last call for the next iteration of the NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course at the CCOE, The Hague Register now on our website: https://www.cimic-coe.org/courses/ We are more than happy to welcome you.

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  • The second NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course of 2023 has started
    04 December 2023

    The second NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course of 2023 has started

    This week, we commenced the second iteration of the NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course in 2023. Twenty-four students from 14 countries are participating. Over the course of two weeks, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to CIMIC processe[...]

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  • CIMIC Handbook working group
    28 November 2023

    CIMIC Handbook working group

    From the 28th Nov to the 30th Nov the 1st Session of the Working group for the revision of the CIMIC Handbook is conducted. Hosted by the CCOE, Members of the MNCG, LANDCOM, DEU MN CIMIC CMD, NLD 1st CMI CMD, and POL MTCFO are working together with C[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course 03-2023
    27 November 2023

    NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course 03-2023

    On Monday the NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course started. Students from 5 countries take part in that course and they will be challenged with multiple tasks to gain a profound understanding of CIMIC in NATO and of his/her work as a Functional Sp[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 03-2023
    24 November 2023

    NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 03-2023

    On 24th of November 8 Staff workers and 9 Fieldworkers from 10 different countries completed their respective NATO CIMIC Course,
    job well done and success with your CIMIC work!

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  • European Mission Preparation Course
    14 November 2023

    European Mission Preparation Course

    During the period of November 14th through 18th, 2023, the CCOE hosted the first European Mission Preparation Course for US Civil Affairs forces at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center in Homewood, Illinois, United States of America. Together with th[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 03-2023
    13 November 2023

    NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 03-2023

    On Monday  13th  November 19 students from 10 different countries from the EU/non EU/Africa started the NATO CIMIC Field- & Staffworker Course to be prepared and trained as field or staff workers to work on the tactical level. A challenging course [...]

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  • 25th Coordinating Committee (CC) meeting held at the CCOE
    09 November 2023

    25th Coordinating Committee (CC) meeting held at the CCOE

    On the 7th and 8th of November, the 25th Coordinating Committee (CC) meeting was held at the CCOE. Sponsoring Nations (SN) and representatives from the two strategic HQs of NATO, ACT and SHAPE, were present to review this year's Program of Work (PoW)[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Analysis & Assessment Course 02-2023
    30 October 2023

    NATO CIMIC Analysis & Assessment Course 02-2023

    Taking the challenge of integrating the Civil Factors of the Operating Environment – Students are exploring the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course On Monday, 30 October 2023, the director of the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellenc[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 02-2023
    27 October 2023

    NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 02-2023

    On the 17th of October 8 Fieldworkers and 17 Staff workers from 11 different countries received their course certificate for successful completion of the NATO CIMIC Field Worker and the NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course, a job well done. Welcome in the [...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 02-2023
    16 October 2023

    NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker Course 02-2023

    On Monday the second iteration of the NATO CIMIC Field- and Staffworker course started. Students from 11 countries take part in that course. The goal is to prepare the students to act as a Field-/Staffworker CIMIC at the tactical level. Throughout th[...]

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  • Cultural Property Protection Scripting Workshop
    04 October 2023

    Cultural Property Protection Scripting Workshop

    With 21 participants from BEL, FIN, FRA, ITA, NLD, GBR, GER, POL, SWE, CAN, USA (from military and civilian Institution) the CPP Scripting Workshop started today in close collaboration with Blue Shield International and  1 CMI Command. In the wake [...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course 02-2023
    04 October 2023

    NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course 02-2023

    Seats available! Looking to enhance your skills in Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Analysis and Assessment and contribute to military decision-making? Look no further than the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC). The NCAAC provides s[...]

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  • NATO Lessons Learned Training successfully carried out
    28 September 2023

    NATO Lessons Learned Training successfully carried out

    From the 26th to the 28th of September 2023, the Advisory and Training Team of the Joint Analysis & Lessons Learned Center successfully conducted a NATO Lessons Learned Training at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) in [...]

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  • United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination training course.
    25 September 2023

    United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination training course.

    The Civil-Military Coordination Service (CMCS) proudly hosts the upcoming United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) training course. This residential training will be held from the 14th to the 19th of January 2024 at the C[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field&Staffworker Course has been ended successfully
    04 July 2023

    NATO CIMIC Field&Staffworker Course has been ended successfully

    At the end of the course, the course instructor, Captain Dyka, presented each participant with a well-deserved course certificate. The certificates represented not only the successful completion of the two-week course, but also the acquisition of inv[...]

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  • The Co-Located Annual Discipline Conference 2023 in Helsinki, Finland
    21 June 2023

    The Co-Located Annual Discipline Conference 2023 in Helsinki, Finland

    From 13-16 June 2023, the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and FINCENT (www.fincent.fi) successfully executed the Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) in a co-located manner. This conference serves as a vital annual event where each of the 28 NATO Dis[...]

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  • A successful conclusion of the of NATO Tailored CIMIC Liaison Course in Liepaja!
    13 June 2023

    A successful conclusion of the of NATO Tailored CIMIC Liaison Course in Liepaja!

    Last week marked the successful conclusion of the second iteration of NATO Tailored Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Liaison Course for NATO Troops under Article 4 and 5. This training took place at the Navy Training Centre in Liepaja, Latvia. Guid[...]

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  • International cooperation: CCOE and the Netherlands Defence College
    07 June 2023

    International cooperation: CCOE and the Netherlands Defence College

    Last night, the Netherlands Defence College organised an international event to give the students of the Netherlands International Military Cooperation Course (IMC Course) the opportunity to meet their military colleagues working for the CCOE. The CC[...]

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  • Captain Oliver Dyka: An outstanding Performance as Course Director
    05 June 2023

    Captain Oliver Dyka: An outstanding Performance as Course Director

    The Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) conducts regularly courses at the CIMIC training institutions of the Sponsoring Nations (SN) to promote common standards and interoperability. From 20th  to 31st of March 2023 the NATO CIMIC[...]

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  • Preparations for the NATO tailored CIMIC Liaison Course in Latvia
    02 June 2023

    Preparations for the NATO tailored CIMIC Liaison Course in Latvia

    The preparation phase for NATO tailored CIMIC Liaison Course for NATO Troops in Article 4/5 has now concluded. This essential training is set to take place at the Navy Training Centre in Liepaja, Latvia, under the guidance of the CCOE Course Director[...]

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  • Job Well done !
    31 May 2023

    Job Well done !

    Major Ebbers (NLD) from the CCOE Training and Education (T&E) Branch received the US Army Achievement Medal from the commander of the 3rd Battalion 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) for exceptionally meritorious service while serving as a[...]

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  • Veritas et Libertas!
    24 May 2023

    Veritas et Libertas!

    As proof of the close cooperation between the NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellenc (CCOE) and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in the USA, the CCOE's Training and Education Branch (in Person Major Rob Ebbers, NLD[...]

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  • Proof of the Concept! The first NCAAC concludes
    02 May 2023

    Proof of the Concept! The first NCAAC concludes

    Last Friday 13 students representing seven NATO countries graduated from the first regular iteration of the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) held at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) in the Hague, The Netherl[...]

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  • Wing Commander Iain Warren Shares his thoughts on the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course
    25 April 2023

    Wing Commander Iain Warren Shares his thoughts on the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course

    To many people within the realms of academia, military and numerous civilian organisations, the civil environment and how the military instrument of power relates within it and in support of it, is a hugely complex subject and extremely challenging t[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course Hungary
    24 April 2023

    NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course Hungary

    Thirty participants from seven nations began the NATO CIMIC Fieldworker and Staffworker Course on 17 April 2023 at the Centre for Cyber and Information Operations (HDF CIOC) in SZENTENDRE, Hungary. Participants also included the United Nations Office[...]

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  • Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) meets OSINT and AI
    21 April 2023

    Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) meets OSINT and AI

    The NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) currently held at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) in the Hague is progressing. Yesterday, while exploring the collection phase of the CIMIC A&A workflow, the students we[...]

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  • The First NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course begins!
    18 April 2023

    The First NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course begins!

    The New Kid On The Block! Yesterday the director of the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE), Colonel Andreas Eckel, welcomed the students of the very first NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC). From now on, this course[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Liaison Course in 2023
    31 March 2023

    NATO CIMIC Liaison Course in 2023

    This week from March 27th to 31st the CCOE conducted the first interaction of NATO CIMIC LIAISON COURSE in 2023 under the direction of Maj. (ITA A ) Francesco D.G. Civilian and military participants from Czech Republic, France, Germany , Italy, Leba[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course in Kielce
    23 March 2023

    NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course in Kielce

    On 20 March 2023 the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course  (NCFWC) and NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course (NCSWC) started in front of 22 students from four nations (POL, ESP, USA, CZE) at the Military Training Centre for Foreign Operations (MTCFO) in Kielce,[...]

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  • Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course 2023 Ends
    20 March 2023

    Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course 2023 Ends

    Last week our CCOE team supported  by experts from ACT, JFC BS, JWC and CMDR COE was running the 2023 edition of the Resilience through Civil Preparedness. Course challenged intellectual capacities of the students from all levels of command through [...]

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  • Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course 2023
    16 March 2023

    Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course 2023

    The 2023 edition of the Resilience through Civil Preparedness course is coming to a close. On Monday, the director welcomed incoming students to the course. For five days, twenty civilian and military experts from eleven different nations participate[...]

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  • The First NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course of 2023 was successfully completed
    09 March 2023

    The First NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course of 2023 was successfully completed

    Last Friday, students of the NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course received their certificates of completion! During the two weeks, the students gained knowledge and skills on CIMIC processes and CIMIC inputs/outputs in NATO’s Operations Planning Proces[...]

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  • International Women's Day 2023
    08 March 2023

    International Women's Day 2023

    Here at the CCOE, we would like to extend our warmest greetings to everyone on the occasion of International Women's Day! Today and every day, let us celebrate the remarkable achievements that women have made in all fields, and let us continue to wor[...]

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  • Hague University Students kick-off the development of several wargames about CIMIC
    01 March 2023

    Hague University Students kick-off the development of several wargames about CIMIC

    On the 24th of february, acting CCOE T&E Chief Branch Lt Col Pawel Polak and modelling and simulation SME Diederik Stolk visited the Hague University of Applied Sciences to kick-start the development of several wargames about the role of CIMIC in a c[...]

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  • Sign up for The First Edition of the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) 2023!
    28 February 2023

    Sign up for The First Edition of the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) 2023!

    Looking to enhance your skills in Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Analysis and Assessment and contribute to military decision-making? Look no further than the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC).  The NCAAC is a comprehensive and ou[...]

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  • The First NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course of 2023 has Started!
    20 February 2023

    The First NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course of 2023 has Started!

    This week we started the first iteration of the NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course in 2023! At the CCOE in The Hague, 25 students from 15 nations have gathered to enrich themselves and each other on CIMIC. A very experienced Course Staff team will teac[...]

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  • United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination 2023
    20 January 2023

    United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination 2023

    On January 20, 2023, the UNOCHA Civil-Military Coordination Service jointly with the NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Center for Excellence (CCOE) held its one-week United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) training course [...]

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  • The First Edition of the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) Concludes
    16 December 2022

    The First Edition of the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) Concludes

    Long awaited for !

    Today, the director of the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE), Colonel (GS) Andreas Eckel, took the opportunity to farewell the participants of the very first NATO CIMIC Analyse and Assessment Course (NCAAC) ever, held from 5-16th [...]

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  • Last NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course of 2022 successfully completed
    28 November 2022

    Last NATO CIMIC HIGHER COMMAND Course of 2022 successfully completed

    Last Friday, 28 students received their certificate of completion on the NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course. During two weeks, the students gain knowledge and skills on CIMIC processes and CIMIC inputs/outputs in NATO’s Operations Planning Process. O[...]

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  • The Second NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course has Started
    17 November 2022

    The Second NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course has Started

    This week we started our second iteration of the NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course in 2022! At the CCOE in The Hague 28 students from 15 nations have gathered to enrich themselves and each other on the COPD (Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field Worker & Staff Worker Course
    15 November 2022

    NATO CIMIC Field Worker & Staff Worker Course

    Last Friday marked the conclusion of the the 04/2022 NATO Field-and Staff Worker Course hosted by the CCOE at our facility in Den Haag. For 10 days 24 students from 10 different nations participated in a challenging and interesting scenario, working [...]

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  • NATO Tailored CIMIC Liaison Course for NATO Troops in ART 4 / 5 in Liepaja / Latvia
    21 October 2022

    NATO Tailored CIMIC Liaison Course for NATO Troops in ART 4 / 5 in Liepaja / Latvia

    By presenting the course certificates, Course Director Major (OF-3 ITA A) F. Di Giampietro closed CCOE's CIMIC Liaison Course, executed from 17-21 October at the Naval Training Centre in Liepaja, Latvia.
    This course focused on CIMIC Liaison activitie[...]

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  • NATO Tailored CIMIC Liaison Course for NATO Troops in ART 4 / 5 in Liepaja / Latvia
    14 October 2022

    NATO Tailored CIMIC Liaison Course for NATO Troops in ART 4 / 5 in Liepaja / Latvia

    The preparation is finished to conduct the NATO tailored CIMIC liaison Course for NATO Troops in Art 4/5 at the Navy Training Centre in Liepaja / Latvia led by the CCOE Course Director Major Francesco Di Giampietro. As requested by Latvia as one of C[...]

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  • Job well done, Gunter!
    09 September 2022

    Job well done, Gunter!

    Chief Warrant Officer Gunter Helsen, usually serving in the Belgian Civil-Military Engagement Group (Ci-MEG), is one of the lecturer in our currently conducted course. With his remarkable experience gained in 16 missions, international support as a c[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course starts
    05 September 2022

    NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course starts

    The NATO CIMIC community just got richer with 23 students from 11 nations starting their NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course at the CCOE, welcomed by our Deputy Director Colonel Joachim Miller. Our Training & Education Team around Course Directo[...]

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  • Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Orientation Course
    18 July 2022

    Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Orientation Course

    On 11 - 15 July 2022, the CCOE and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) hosted the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Orientation Course in Brussels. As a member of the ESDC network, the CCOE was honoured to co-host this course by [...]

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  • Euro-NATO CIMIC Familiarisation Course
    23 April 2021

    Euro-NATO CIMIC Familiarisation Course

    In April 2021, the second iteration of the Euro-NATO CIMIC Familiarisation Course as a virtual training for US Civil Affairs (CA) colleagues, was taking place in the CCOE. US CA personnel is given a basic understanding of NATO CIMIC procedures, doct[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC Awareness Course
    01 June 2020

    NATO CIMIC Awareness Course

    Current measures to counter the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted NATO’s Education & Individual Training, including the CIMIC & CMI (Civil-Military Cooperation & Civil-Military Interaction) training landscape. As a result, the CCOE i[...]

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  • UN-CMCoord Course
    24 October 2019

    UN-CMCoord Course

    The second full United Nations civil-military coordination course (UN-CMCoord) took place at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence in The Hague. This course aims to promote appropriate and effective humanitarian civil-military interactions in humanitarian e[...]

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  • Field/Staff Worker Course: Live feed with daily updates
    29 September 2019

    Field/Staff Worker Course: Live feed with daily updates

    The CCOE offers a wide landscape of courses and in this arcticle you will find daily news to our Field and Staff Worker course. The NATO CIMIC Field Worker and Staff Worker courses are the foundation to achieve a succesfull carreer in the wide field [...]

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  • OCHA Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP) Course
    23 September 2019

    OCHA Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP) Course

    PREP is a foundational learning program on humanitarian response. The course brings together humanitarian and development organizations including NGOs, UN agencies, OCHA staff and surge roster members, regional organizations, the military, civil defe[...]

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  • CIMIC Mozaic: teaming-up for the challenges of NATO Functional Specialist Course
    22 July 2019

    CIMIC Mozaic: teaming-up for the challenges of NATO Functional Specialist Course

    During the last NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course in the Hague, Training and Education Branch provided a new teaching method for the students: the CIMIC Mozaic. The introduction game has focused on creating cooperative teams for the challenges[...]

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  • Budapest: A great place for CIMIC-Training
    06 June 2018

    Budapest: A great place for CIMIC-Training

    From the 7th– 18thMay 2018 the CCOE dispatched a Training Team to run this year’s NATO CIMIC Field Worker / Staff Worker Course at the Hungarian Defence Forces Civil-Military Cooperation and Psychological Operation Centre (HDF CMCPOC) in Budapest[...]

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