Visits

  • Apply to the MCMI Program
    31 January 2023

    Apply to the MCMI Program

    We reached out to former student and graduate Philipp to ask him about his experience during the MCMI programme. Here is what he had to say! Philipp, Graduate 2022 Why did you decided to enroll in the MCMI programme? I am a friend of "lifelong learni[...]

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  • Training Requirement Review 2023
    26 January 2023

    Training Requirement Review 2023

    On the 24th and 25th of January the CCOE hosted colleagues from SHAPE J9 for the Training Requirement Review (TRA). This formal process reviews the training requirements for all formal jobs within the CIMIC Discipline; both individual as collective. [...]

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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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  • Countering Hybrid Threats Seminar
    12 January 2023

    Countering Hybrid Threats Seminar

    This week from 9-12 January the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), Operational Environment (OE), Mobile Training Team (MTT) conducted the "Countering Hybrid Threats" seminar at the CCOE in the Hague. In addition to the CCOE staff members, m[...]

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  • Interim Report from 2022 Civil Affairs Symposium
    02 January 2023

    Interim Report from 2022 Civil Affairs Symposium

    The Civil Affairs Association has published its interim report on the annual web-based Symposium on “Civil Affairs: A Force for Winning without Fighting.” Click here to download the report.

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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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  • The First Edition of the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) Begins!
    06 December 2022

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

    Another milestone met! Since May this year a small team from our CCOE’s Concepts, Interoperability, Capabilities (CIC) and Training and Education (T&E) Branches developed the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) as a new training oppor[...]

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  • CCOE’s Mobile Training Team meets General Thompson at Fort Wadsworth, New York
    05 December 2022

    CCOE’s Mobile Training Team meets General Thompson at Fort Wadsworth, New York

    On Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Vogt and Captain Dyka from CCOE’s Mobile Training Team got to meet with Brigadier General Thompson at Fort Wadsworth, New York to discuss the upcoming course starting today at the 353rd Civil Affairs Command (CACOM). T[...]

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  • Visit US Delegation
    19 October 2022

    Visit US Delegation

    The USAREUR-AF, 7th ATC and SWCS meets with CCOE? What is that all about? We had a very fruitful Interoperability Meeting with a delegation from the United States Army in Europe and Africa (USAREUR-AF) from Wiesbaden, the 7th Army Training Command (A[...]

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  • Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) training
    30 September 2022

    Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) training

    On 27 - 30 September 2022, an Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) training took place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany.
    For the first time in the existence of the OCT Academy, participants from the CCOE have gone thro[...]

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  • Visit of an delegation from Lebanon
    29 September 2022

    Visit of an delegation from Lebanon

    This week, a delegation of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Lebanese CIMIC Directorate visited the CCOE.
    The LAF is working on full integration of CIMIC in their Army structures. Although the focus of the LAF is on the so-called Homeland CIMIC[...]

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  • Visit from NATO HQ Sarajevo
    21 September 2022

    Visit from NATO HQ Sarajevo

    Two staff members of NATO HQ Sarajevo in Bosnia Herzegovina visited CCOE to explore possibilities for cooperation. Main theme was organizing training events for Bosnian military and civilian. LTC (US A) Raines Warford, current J2 and Ms. Lidra Zegali[...]

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  • Visit: Japanese Joint Advanced Staff Course
    30 June 2022

    Visit: Japanese Joint Advanced Staff Course

    During their information tour through the Netherlands and the Dutch Armed Forces, a group from the Japanese Joint Advanced Staff Course visited the CCOE today. Supported by a colleague from our Training & Education Branch, the Director of the CCOE, C[...]

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  • Change of Command
    22 June 2022

    Change of Command

    On 22 June 2022, the CCOE welcomed several international guests to today’s Change of Command, from Colonel Frank van Boxmeer to Colonel Andreas Eckel. Together with the members of the CCOE Coordinating Committee, Colonel Mattia Zuzzi, as the Chair,[...]

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