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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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  • 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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  • Innovative research in the field of CIMIC 19 June 2019

    Innovative research in the field of CIMIC

    Since 2017, the CCOE has been cooperating with the Technical University in Delft to ensure the success of CIMIC Modelling and Simulation project. Ms. Natalia Wojtowicz is leading the research at the University in Delft on the topic: Introducing Civi[...]

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  • HCSS Model NATO 2019 Conference 10 April 2019

    HCSS Model NATO 2019 Conference

    In cooperation with the NATO Centre of Excellence for Civil-Military Cooperation (CCOE) and The Municipality of The Hague, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies invites you to a 3-day simulation of the NATO North Atlantic Council (NAC), in celebrati[...]

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  • CCOE donating for a good cause 12 December 2018

    CCOE donating for a good cause

    Christmas time is a time of thoughtfulness, of unhurriedness and the family. Children get their presents and the adults enjoy their time among the family and relatives. Unfortunately not every child spends their Christmas days in that manner. Beginni[...]

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  • The new AJP 3.19 on the road 28 November 2018

    The new AJP 3.19 on the road

    CCOE’s mobile education training team (METT)  performed the first “roadshow” on the new AJP-3.19 in Budapest, Hungary. Three members from the Concepts, Interoperability & Capability Branch were invited to inform and educate the wider Hungarian[...]

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  • Allied Joint Publication for civil-military cooperation handed over to the Director CCOE 15 November 2018

    Allied Joint Publication for civil-military cooperation handed over to the Director CCOE

    The first copy of the new NATO doctrine on CIMIC, Allied Joint Publication for civil-military cooperation (AJP-3.19) was handed over by the custodian to the Director of the CCOE Colonel Wolfgang Paulik. The AJP-3.19 was promulgated on the 9th of[...]

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  • Analysis Makes the Difference Workshop 12 July 2018

    Analysis Makes the Difference Workshop

    The CCOE will host the Analysis Makes the Difference Workshop, in The Hague, Netherlands, from the 16-18 October 2018. Syndicates The workshop consists of three independent syndicates: Comprehensive Analysis;CIMIC Lessons Learned;Civil-Military Info[...]

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  • Independence Day: US West Point Cadets at CCOE 04 July 2018

    Independence Day: US West Point Cadets at CCOE

    Today two US Cadets are celebrating their flag day – the Independence Day 4thof July – in The Hague/ The Netherlands. Cadet Sam Jones is a First Class Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York / United States of Americ[...]

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  • The Hague meets Nienburg : Partners in Civil-Military Cooperation! 11 May 2018

    The Hague meets Nienburg : Partners in Civil-Military Cooperation!

    CCOE supports Zentrum Zivil-Militärische Zusammenarbeit der Bundeswehr in Nienburg/Germany On Thursday May 3rd Major Etien Lavalette (NLD-A) had the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences about NATO CIMIC with 16 German CIMIC operators who [...]

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  • First CIMIC Information Management Systems Workshop 09 May 2018

    First CIMIC Information Management Systems Workshop

    CCOE’s Lessons Learned and Analysis Branch hosted, from the 2nd until the 4th of May, the first CIMIC Information Management System Workshop. This event gathered practitioners and developers of CIV MIL Information Management Systems, in order to ge[...]

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  • Printer, Laptop, Beamer, W-LAN – CCOE’s CIS Section 05 March 2018

    Printer, Laptop, Beamer, W-LAN – CCOE’s CIS Section

    IT-Soldiers work all around the globe in missions. Facing rough circumstances, they manage to always fulfil their task, keeping the connection to the Homefront. Less spectacular – but nonetheless challenging – are the tasks and duties of our smal[...]

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  • Baltic CIMIC Challenge Simulation 02 March 2018

    Baltic CIMIC Challenge Simulation

    Eyes on the prize: why are we training? During our last NATO Field and Staff Worker Course, students have experienced the challenges of CIMIC work in the Baltic States. In the framework of NATO Eastern Flank, CCOE´s Training and Education Branch pro[...]

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  • Experimentation of NATO CIMIC 21 February 2018

    Experimentation of NATO CIMIC

    CIMIC Modelling and Simulation (M&S) is currently developing the prototype of NATO Strategic Direction South wargame. As part of the testing phase, CCOE has hosted a meeting with Johns Hopkins University expert – Dr. Chad Briggs – on simulations [...]

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  • NEW DUTCH LIEUTENANT COLONEL TAKES THE LEAD OF THE TRAINING & EDUCATION BRANCH 16 January 2018

    NEW DUTCH LIEUTENANT COLONEL TAKES THE LEAD OF THE TRAINING & EDUCATION BRANCH

    Some weeks ago the CCOE said farewell to Rudolph Keijzer. The Dutch Lieutenant Colonel served for three years as Chief of the Training & Education Branch (T&E). It’s now time to say welcome to Jan Brouwer, the new Dutch officer, who has just replac[...]

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  • JALLC collaborates with NATO Centre of Excellence for Civil-Military Cooperation 04 December 2017

    JALLC collaborates with NATO Centre of Excellence for Civil-Military Cooperation

    The Deputy Director of the Civil−Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) Colonel Johan Wagner visited the JALLC on 15 November for a very fruitful discussion on how the two organizations could usefully work together. In particular, Colone[...]

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  • Sharing knowledge and experience 30 November 2017

    Sharing knowledge and experience

    Sharing knowledge and experience through participation and visualization during the United Nations Civil-Military Coordination live eCourse (UN-CMCoord live eCourse). 16 participants from Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sudan [...]

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  • CCOE and Academia: Common Goals – Common Projects – Common Solutions 22 November 2017

    CCOE and Academia: Common Goals – Common Projects – Common Solutions

    Since February 2017 a closer cooperation between the CCOE and the Technical University in Delft is ongoing. The common aims are the recognition of complex problems and innovative approaches for their solutions.The university´s Department of Technolo[...]

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  • Rob Nickolson – Beeing a Syndicate Coach at the CCOE CIMIC Liaison Course 16 October 2017

    Rob Nickolson – Beeing a Syndicate Coach at the CCOE CIMIC Liaison Course

    This was my 2nd time acting as a Syndicate Coach during the CCOE’s NATO CIMIC Liaison Course. Having previously served at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS) at Fort Bragg/ US as the First Sergeant[...]

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  • CIMIC COE 10th Anniversary Celebration – 2017 CIMIC Awards of Excellence bestowed 11 October 2017

    CIMIC COE 10th Anniversary Celebration – 2017 CIMIC Awards of Excellence bestowed

    Marking the 10th Anniversary of its full accreditation by NATO, the CIMIC Centre of Excellence celebrated its first decade of operations and bestowed the 2017 CIMIC Award of Excellence on October 10th at its headquarters in The Hague. H.E. the Pres[...]

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  • CCOE Lessons Learned and Analysis: Workshops on Federated Mission Networking 04 October 2017

    CCOE Lessons Learned and Analysis: Workshops on Federated Mission Networking

    The CCOE in The Hague hosted an workshop on the topic of Federated Mission Networking (FMN). Mission Partner Environment (MPE)/ Civilian Military (FMCM) and Information Sharing were also mentioned and looked at during the intense talks and construc[...]

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  • Being an intern at the CIMIC COE? 16 August 2017

    Being an intern at the CIMIC COE?

    Looking back at my time at the CCOE: experience and network By Monica De Astis If you are considering to apply for an internship in some international organizations in The Hague, do not forget to add the CCOE on your check-list! For those who do not [...]

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  • Supreme Allied Commander Transformation visits ccoe 03 August 2017

    Supreme Allied Commander Transformation visits ccoe

    On July 27th, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Denis Mercier, visited the CCOE in The Hague. During his tour of several military Institutions in Europe, he was also introduced to the CCOEs actual scope and future CIMIC[...]

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  • Benefitting from the CCOE’s NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course 10 July 2017

    Benefitting from the CCOE’s NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Course

    “Sometimes, the soldiers are more civilian than us!” The second NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Worker Courses of 2017 ended last week. For two weeks during the Dutch summer, military and civilian students from nine different nations, together wit[...]

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  • Interview with Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen 16 May 2017

    Interview with Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen

    Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen, the President of the cultural heritage protection organization Blue Shield International, will be a key note speaker at the 10th Anniversary of the CCOE on October 10th this year. Here are some key excerpts from his ex[...]

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  • Improving CIMIC and CMI Information Management 04 May 2017

    Improving CIMIC and CMI Information Management

    Following the 2016 Civil-Military Interaction (CMI) workshop report, the Allied Command Operations (ACO) Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe J9 established a working group with the task to collect and prioritize ACO CIMIC and CMI requirements f[...]

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  • RIGA 2017: CIMIC & CMI ANNUAL DISCIPLINE CONFERENCE 03 May 2017

    RIGA 2017: CIMIC & CMI ANNUAL DISCIPLINE CONFERENCE

    Over 50 representatives of the CIMIC & CMI community from across the NATO alliance will gather in Riga, Latvia, from May 15th through 16th, for the 2017 NATO CIMIC Annual Discipline Conference (ADC). Organised by the CCOE and hosted annually by chan[...]

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  • Protection of Civilians 19 April 2017

    Protection of Civilians

    Experiment Main Planning Conference at CCOE The Protection of Civilians frames one of the two cornerstones of the upcoming 10th Anniversary event of the CCOE on October 10th this year. As much as this goal is one of the guidelines determining the[...]

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  • Welcome “Paddy”: US Civil Affairs at the CCOE 05 April 2017

    Welcome “Paddy”: US Civil Affairs at the CCOE

    Mr. Patrick “Paddy” Considine (34, USA) began his CCOE internship at the Concepts, Interoperability and Capability (CIC) Branch in March 2017. There he will be supporting the syndicate Development and Planning of the Community of Interest (COI[...]

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  • Hard work: The book finally taking shape 23 March 2017

    Hard work: The book finally taking shape

    It is one of the first warm days in The Hague. Yet a team of the two responsible editors, different CIMIC experts and graduate students from Leiden University shun sun and daylight to keep one of the most ambitious projects of the CCOE on track. Th[...]

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  • In the West, the North-East or the South – this is CIMIC in 360 degrees 21 March 2017

    In the West, the North-East or the South – this is CIMIC in 360 degrees

    Q: “How was the NATO Multi-National CIMIC Group established?” A: “Everything started in the late Nineties, when NATO urged nations to establish CIMIC units. Italy established its own one and then other Nations joined: this formed the basis for[...]

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  • Lithuania: Welcome to my country! 16 March 2017

    Lithuania: Welcome to my country!

    In late 2016, a ranking delegation from the CCOE visited Lithuania and the other Baltic republics, to advance the Baltic NATO CIMIC Initiative. This spring, it is the Lithuanian Army Joint HQ Head of CIMIC Department, who visits The Hague. While par[...]

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  • CCOE 10th Anniversary October 10th, 2017 02 March 2017

    CCOE 10th Anniversary October 10th, 2017

    With the motto “From the Protection of Culture to the Protection of Civilians”, the CIMIC Centre of Excellence will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on October 10th, at its premises at Brasserskade in The Hague. The date highlights the initial fu[...]

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  • Red Cross trains aspiring lawyers at CCOE 01 March 2017

    Red Cross trains aspiring lawyers at CCOE

    With the CCOE training experienced civilian and military experts in the due application of humanitarian standards in complex crisis situation, the Red Cross is taking similar approach with aspiring, future lawyers. For the tenth year already, the Net[...]

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  • New Danish Lieutenant Colonel takes the lead of the Lessons Learned Branch 28 February 2017

    New Danish Lieutenant Colonel takes the lead of the Lessons Learned Branch

    Some weeks ago the CCOE bid farewell to Lars Cramer-Larsen. The Danish Lieutenant Colonel served for two years as Chief of the Lessons Learned & Development Branch (LL/Dev). It’s now time to say welcome to John Varmark Jakobsen, the new Danish offi[...]

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  • Two new interns arrived at the CCOE 15 February 2017

    Two new interns arrived at the CCOE

    Ms. Lala Mustafazade (29, Baku, Azerbaijan) began her CCOE internship at the Concepts, Inter-Operability and Capability (CIC) Branch in February 2017. She will research the role, the responsibilities and the challenges faced by NATO CIMIC in respons[...]

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  • Deepening the academic outreach 09 February 2017

    Deepening the academic outreach

    In a further extension of academic partnerships already existing with the Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg and the Jagiellionen University in Krakow, the CCOE just signed a strategic agreement with the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft)[...]

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  • CIMIC in 360 degrees at the Atlantic 07 February 2017

    CIMIC in 360 degrees at the Atlantic

    Civil-Military Cooperation may come in many different forms, depending on a global region and its particular geographic and demographic challenges. This became again very evident, when CCOE Deputy Director Colonel Johan Wagner gave a presentation on [...]

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  • New Regional Hub Concept to leverage CIMIC excellence 26 January 2017

    New Regional Hub Concept to leverage CIMIC excellence

    On January 17-19th , Director Wolfgang Paulik visited the General Staff, the Joint Force Command, the NFIU in Hungary and the National University of Public Service in Hungary to present the CCOEs Regional Hub concept. Commencing with the Sponsoring [...]

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  • From the High Mountains to the Seashore 18 January 2017

    From the High Mountains to the Seashore

    With seaside temperatures closing in on the high mountain climate at this time of the year, a four person delegation from the Mountain Warfare Centre of Excellence (MW COE) from Poljce, Slovenia, is currently visiting the CCOE. As a recent addition t[...]

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  • A new CCOE Events Calendar 12 December 2016

    A new CCOE Events Calendar

    picture1The CCOE has published a new Events Calendar. The latest “Events Calendar” for the period January – March 2017 is available.
    It includes the upcoming CCOE- and external events as well as the upcoming courses. You can find the Events[...]

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  • Brigadier General Pavel Adam visited the CCOE 01 December 2016

    Brigadier General Pavel Adam visited the CCOE

    Picture: Brigadier General Pavel Adam, the Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) J 9 at the Headquarter Allied Joint Forces Command Brunssum (JFCBS) is welcomed by Director Wolfgang Paulik at the CCOE. / Source: CCOE/ Herter During his inaugural visit to t[...]

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  • Taking “Domestic CIMIC” South 22 November 2016

    Taking “Domestic CIMIC” South

    Following the initial steps of the Baltic NATO CIMIC Initiative in the North-East, the CCOE is now also extending its focus to the South-Eastern regions of the Atlantic Alliance. In order to better acquaint himself with all the regional environment o[...]

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  • A new Annual Course Calendar for 2017 16 November 2016

    A new Annual Course Calendar for 2017

    The CCOE has published a new Annual Course Calendar for 2017. The calendar includes all courses for the upcoming year. We would like to inform you that we adjusted the name and the objectives of the formerly known UN-SHARED Course (Supporting Humanit[...]

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  • Initial Review of NATO CIMIC Doctrine underway 15 November 2016

    Initial Review of NATO CIMIC Doctrine underway

    A new security environment is calling for the review of the NATO CIMIC Doctrine. From today on, the CCOE will be hosting the first “Writing Team Meeting” to initiate the process of reviewing the NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Doctrine (the new A[...]

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  • Passing the Chair – CCOE CC Meeting 11 November 2016

    Passing the Chair – CCOE CC Meeting

    LT / COL Wrobel, POL assumes chairmanship of the CCOE Coordinating Committee from COL Groeneveld, NLD. During the two-day meeting, the Sponsoring Nations approved the full operationalization of the CCOE’s Vision 2020 for 2017. The presented concept[...]

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  • The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and its achievements 11 November 2016

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and its achievements

    Picture: The ICTY in The Hague, NLD Source: Monica de Astis The CCOE visits the ICTY, shortly before the end of its mandate. Staff members of the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and students of the NATO CIMIC Functional Specia[...]

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  • Transatlantic NATO Partner Cooperation. 07 November 2016

    Transatlantic NATO Partner Cooperation.

    The mutual exchange of instructors in support of CIMIC courses has already been established for a long time, from which students on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have greatly benefited. In some areas globalisation is being perceived as a threat, p[...]

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  • Supporting CIMIC training in Ukraine 31 October 2016

    Supporting CIMIC training in Ukraine

    Picture: Group photo / Source: cimic.com.ua Read the article on: cimic.com.ua

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  • CIMIC in Collective Defense presented in Poland 28 October 2016

    CIMIC in Collective Defense presented in Poland

    Picture: Seminar CIMIC Perspective / Source: Multi-National Corps North-East Lars Cramer-Larsen, CCOE branch chief for Lessons Learned, recently presented perspectives on NATO CIMIC in collective defense at the Multi-National Corps North-East (MNC NE[...]

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  • Baltic NATO CIMIC Initiative – Reviewed 24 October 2016

    Baltic NATO CIMIC Initiative – Reviewed

    The Baltic NATO CIMIC Initiative 2016 had been conceived in the aftermath of the Warsaw Summit 2016, and has been strongly endorsed by NATO and the Sponsoring Nations of the CCOE. On the conclusion of the initial part of this Baltic NATO CIMIC Init[...]

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  • Milan University: Expanded Internship Harvest for CCOE 21 October 2016

    Milan University: Expanded Internship Harvest for CCOE

    Ms. Giorgia Grechi (23, Italy) launched her CCOE internship within the Lessons Learned and Development Branch (LL/Dev) in October 2016. Her main tasks will be the preparation, execution and evaluation of the Lessons Learned workshop for tactical CIMI[...]

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  • Cyber-Wizards at the CCOE 22 September 2016

    Cyber-Wizards at the CCOE

    Picture: Cyber and Technology/Source: pixabay.com tim-schleimer_michael-rhein_2500pxl Lance Corporal Michael Rein (left) and Captain Tim Schleimer (right) Going up against a Warcraft-3 World Champion, or completing a Masters’ with a 1.7 mark in Mat[...]

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  • Towards to new horizons – 3. CIMIC Messenger of 2016 19 September 2016

    Towards to new horizons – 3. CIMIC Messenger of 2016

    picture1On September 27th, 2016 the third CIMIC Messenger has been issued. Several times per year, the CIMIC Messenger will inform the CIMIC family and our civilian partners, as well as the interested public, about both relevant and current issues [...]

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  • Rocks, pebbles and sand – or what is really important 09 September 2016

    Rocks, pebbles and sand – or what is really important

    Picture: “Muster Kiesel”/ Source: commons.wikimedia.org The world is changing constantly and almost in a breathtaking tempo. Not only civil companies have to adjust their strategies and planning processes to the continual changing world. Even for[...]

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  • Colonel Johan Wagner (NLD A) joins CCOE as Deputy Director and Chief of Staff. 30 August 2016

    Colonel Johan Wagner (NLD A) joins CCOE as Deputy Director and Chief of Staff.

    On August 29th, Colonel Wagner, 51, was introduced at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence in The Hague. Following a distinguished Military career, which originated as an Engineering officer, and further key career steps as a field officer in Seedorf, (DEU[...]

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  • Start of the enrollment process for the Master of Arts degree: “Civil-Military Interaction”. 30 August 2016

    Start of the enrollment process for the Master of Arts degree: “Civil-Military Interaction”.

    The CCOE proudly announces the start of the enrollment process for the Master of Arts degree: “Civil-Military Interaction”. The degree is a joint venture by the Helmut-Schmidt-University, University of the German Armed Forces, in Hamburg and the [...]

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  • Major Laine den Hollander awarded German Cross of Honour 23 August 2016

    Major Laine den Hollander awarded German Cross of Honour

    Picture: DIR CCOE Colonel Wolfgang Paulik, Major Laine den Hollander and his wife Gail
    Source: CCOE/ Dube Due recognition for faithful service in and exemplary military duty.Laine den HollanderEhrenkreuz der Bundeswehr_14 This is what our former “M[...]

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  • Charming batch of summer interns at the CCOE 12 August 2016

    Charming batch of summer interns at the CCOE

    Picture from left to right: Lt. Stephan Lehnert, Aspirant Florence B., Lieutenant Hendric Petersohn Throughout the year, the CCOE accepts qualified advanced military and civilian academic students as interns in The Hague. During their internships, st[...]

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  • The CCOE changes its commander: Germany takes the lead 29 June 2016

    The CCOE changes its commander: Germany takes the lead

    The commandership of Colonel Roel Been (NLD) at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence has come to an end. On Thursday 30 June 2016, Colonel Been will handover his responsibility to Colonel Wolfgang Paulik (GER). Previously Chief of[...]

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  • International media price for CCOE Introduction Video 26 June 2016

    International media price for CCOE Introduction Video

    Picture: Jan Suiskens, Creative Director Corporate Trailer (left) and Tilman Engel Public Affairs Officer CCOE
    Source: CCOE/ Monica de Astis At the prestigious World Media Festival in Hamburg 2016, the ccoe-introduction-video-screenCCOE Introductio[...]

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  • Learning from each other – 2nd CIMIC Messenger in 2016 20 June 2016

    Learning from each other – 2nd CIMIC Messenger in 2016

    Picture1On June 18th 2016 the second CIMIC Messenger has been issued. Several times per year, the CIMIC Messenger will inform the CIMIC family and our civilian partners, as well as the interested public, about both relevant and current issues pertain[...]

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  • Special Ops meet CIMIC 16 June 2016

    Special Ops meet CIMIC

    Picture: Graham Townsend during his speech/ Source: CCOE/Dube On June 16th, sixteen participants of the Special Operation Forces (SOF) Leadership Course “Catalyst for Change”, representing thirteen countries, met with the CCOE to share their expe[...]

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  • Great Success, Excellent host and outstanding achievements Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) 2016 09 June 2016

    Great Success, Excellent host and outstanding achievements Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) 2016

    The NATO CIMIC/CMI Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) 2016 took place in Vienna, Austria 17-19 May 2016. The audience existed of more than 50 representatives from the NATO Command Structure, multinational Headquarters, CCOE Sponsoring Nations, NATO N[...]

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  • CCOE at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey 01 June 2016

    CCOE at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

    Picture: Cultural presentation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Turkish president Recep Erdogan as part of the closing ceremony / Source: CCOE/ Kerkkamp-de Rijcke This summit was intended as a call to action by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Mo[...]

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  • The Chairman for all the CoEs is about to change 11 May 2016

    The Chairman for all the CoEs is about to change

    Picture: (from left) Colonel Roel Been, General Denis Mercier, Colonel Gintaras Bagdonas, Admiral Manfred Nielson Colonel Roel Been, the current COE spokesperson and Director of the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and Colonel G[...]

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  • The Turkish Air War College recently hosted in Brasserskade 29 April 2016

    The Turkish Air War College recently hosted in Brasserskade

    From Turkey to The Netherlands to visit the CCOE The CCOE has been recently visited by the Turkish Air War College. On April 28, a delegation of about 60 militaries came to The Hague to spend one day at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excell[...]

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  • “To be ready, when the call comes” – CCOE Director’s welcome adress 11 April 2016

    “To be ready, when the call comes” – CCOE Director’s welcome adress

    Director’s speech – Community of Interest Seminar 2016 “To be ready, when the call comes.” Welcome address: Dear guests – we are delighted to have you here to participate in the 2016 COI Seminar at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence in The Hag[...]

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  • Updating the CIMIC Library – 1st CIMIC Messenger in 2016 30 March 2016

    Updating the CIMIC Library – 1st CIMIC Messenger in 2016

    messenger BildOn March 30th 2016 the first CIMIC Messenger for 2016 has been issued. Several times per year, the CIMIC Messenger will inform the CIMIC family and our civilian partners, as well as the interested public, about both relevant and current[...]

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  • NATO CIMIC FIELD AND STAFF WORKER COURSES 2016-01 AT THE CCOE 11 March 2016

    NATO CIMIC FIELD AND STAFF WORKER COURSES 2016-01 AT THE CCOE

    On Monday 15 February 2016 the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course (NCFWC) and NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course (NCSWC) started at the CCOE in The Hague. The courses were opened by the Director CCOE Colonel Roel Been and the Course Director Captain Vera Bek[...]

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  • A new CCOE Events Calendar 07 March 2016

    A new CCOE Events Calendar

    Picture1The CCOE has published a new Events Calendar. The latest “Events Calendar” for the period April – June 2016 is available.
    It includes the upcoming CCOE- and external events as well as the upcoming courses.

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  • Visit of Finnish Defence Force International Centre 21 January 2016

    Visit of Finnish Defence Force International Centre

    The recently appointed Commander of the Finnish Defence Force International Centre – FINCENT Jukka-Pekka Schroderus, visited the CCOE on January 20th. FINCENT, known until 2001 as the UN Training Centre, was founded in 1969 as the first peacekeepin[...]

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  • High American award for CCOE staff member 12 January 2016

    High American award for CCOE staff member

    CCOE’s branch Chief Training and Education, Lieutenant Colonel Rudolf Keijzer, Royal Netherland Marine Corps, received the US Meritorious Service Medal. This award was handed out by the US Ambassador Timothy Boas at the US Embassy in The Hague on D[...]

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  • Sharing Knowledge – Surveys & Conferences – 4th CIMIC Messenger in 2015 17 December 2015

    Sharing Knowledge – Surveys & Conferences – 4th CIMIC Messenger in 2015

    On December 17th 2015 the fourth CIMIC Messenger has been issued.  Picture CIMIC Messenger 04-2015 Several times per year, the CIMIC Messenger will inform the CIMIC family and our civilian partners, as well as the interested public, about both relev[...]

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  • Ukrainian CIMIC – Quo Vadis? 02 December 2015

    Ukrainian CIMIC – Quo Vadis?

    Ukrainian armed forces are developing CIMIC capacities to face current challenges in Eastern Ukraine. The CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) just recently supported the Civil-Military Mobile Training Team (MTT) lead by Joint Force Command Brunnsum (JF[...]

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  • CCOE goes Academia – 3rd CIMIC Messenger in 2015 21 October 2015

    CCOE goes Academia – 3rd CIMIC Messenger in 2015

    CIMIC Messenger 2015-03_CCOE goes Academia On October 21st 2015 the third CIMIC Messenger has been issued.  Several times per year, the CIMIC Messenger will inform the CIMIC family and our civilian partners, as well as the interested public, about[...]

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  • Enhancing interaction with SWEDINT 25 September 2015

    Enhancing interaction with SWEDINT

    Colonel Peter Fredriksson, Commander of SWEDINT, visited the CCOE from 24 to 25 September 2015 in The Hague. Intent of the visit was to discuss opportunities for strengthening the cooperation between SWEDINT and CCOE. Colonel Fredriksson was accompa[...]

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  • Last Seats for the upcoming UN-CM Coord SHARED Course available, 05 – 08 Oct 2015 27 August 2015

    Last Seats for the upcoming UN-CM Coord SHARED Course available, 05 – 08 Oct 2015

    Hollander_Laine_den_newsThe United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) signed a Cooperation Agreement on 14 May 2014. The Agreement outlines that both p[...]

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  • Joined public Webinar with UN OCHA on August 14th at 11:30 am CET 05 August 2015

    Joined public Webinar with UN OCHA on August 14th at 11:30 am CET

    “The future of Humanitarian Relief and the role of Civil-Military Interaction” Josef Reiterer, Chief of the Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS) at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), will discu[...]

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  • Coordinating a 36.000 participant Exercise 10 July 2015

    Coordinating a 36.000 participant Exercise

    Over 600 participants met from 06 to 10 July in Valencia (Spain) in order to coordinate NATO’s biggest exercise in the last decades called “Trident Juncture”. The Final Coordination Conference (FCC) was organized by the Spanish NATO Rapid Deplo[...]

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  • Staff Duty Change at CCOE 10 July 2015

    Staff Duty Change at CCOE

    Colonel Martin Braterschofsky, Deputy Director (DDIR) / Chief of Staff (COS) and German Senior National Representative (SNR) at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) requested his repatriation for personal reasons. Germany accepted his request and wi[...]

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  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at the CCOE 03 July 2015

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at the CCOE

    jean-jacques On July 1, Jean-Jacques Gacond, the ICRC Delegate to NATO and Armed Forces in Europe, visited the CCOE in a regular update meeting. Both institutions continuously brief each other on relevant NATO training and doctrinal issues to develop[...]

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  • The first Master of Civil-Military Interaction 19 June 2015

    The first Master of Civil-Military Interaction

    CCOE Director Colonel Roel Been agrees on further cooperation with Prof. Dr. Wilfried Seidel, the president of the Helmut-Schmidt-University, University of the German Armed Forces, Hamburg. The CCOE and the Helmut-Schmidt-University are further foste[...]

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  • Implementation Vision 2020 – 2nd CIMIC Messenger in 2015 15 June 2015

    Implementation Vision 2020 – 2nd CIMIC Messenger in 2015

    Messenger 2015-02On June 15th 2015 the second CIMIC Messenger has been issued.  Several times per year, the CIMIC Messenger will inform the CIMIC family and our civilian partners, as well as the interested public, about both relevant and current iss[...]

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  • New team working on the CMI Survey for the MC 0411/2 update 08 June 2015

    New team working on the CMI Survey for the MC 0411/2 update

    My close working sponsor, John van Benthem, introduced me to the CCOE Concepts, Interoperability and Capabilities Branch when I arrived at the CCOE in September 2014. Together we took on the new task of operationalizing NATOs Policy MC 0411/2 which s[...]

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  • Fieldtrip to the Counter-IED Centre 03 June 2015

    Fieldtrip to the Counter-IED Centre

    Counter-IED-promotie-jpeg-2-1024x684Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.D.’s) are leaving many wounded and dead in conflict zones. On Thursday the 28th, the JASON Institute, in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands, organized a[...]

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  • Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence and The Hague Security Delta to join forces. 29 May 2015

    Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence and The Hague Security Delta to join forces.

    Deputy Mayor of the HagueCivil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and The Hague Security Delta (HSD) to join forces. In accordance with its Vision 2020, developing the CCOE as “the preferred network campus to connect people, to shar[...]

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  • 24 international organizations signing Cooperation Statement at Common Efforts 2015 21 May 2015

    24 international organizations signing Cooperation Statement at Common Efforts 2015

    CCOE Director Colonel Roel Been participated at “Common Efforts 2015” taking place in Berlin from 18 to 22 May 2015. At this exercise, intended to build effective interaction between civil and military organizations, German Secretary of Defence, [...]

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  • Updated version of the NATO CMI/CIMIC Awareness Course (NCAC) is now online 20 May 2015

    Updated version of the NATO CMI/CIMIC Awareness Course (NCAC) is now online

    Today the updated version of the CCOE NCAC went online. This unique e-learning training course for civilian and military players in the context of Civil-Military Interaction (CMI) and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) is the entry to the world of N[...]

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  • CIMIC Mission Application: On-site training in Poland 29 April 2015

    CIMIC Mission Application: On-site training in Poland

    CCOE’s Lessons Learned/Development branch conducted the second abroad training and evaluation of the CIMIC Mission Application (App) in KIELCE, Poland from the 21st to 22nd of April. The CCOE was invited by the Polish Ministry of Defense G9 branc[...]

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  • Intensive discussions and great interaction 15 April 2015

    Intensive discussions and great interaction

    22 students from 13 nations participate in the running NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course, held at Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence in The Hague, NLD. The number of students with a practical tactical CIMIC background, including numerous [...]

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  • Start of NATO CIMIC Courses in Italy, supported by the CCOE 14 April 2015

    Start of NATO CIMIC Courses in Italy, supported by the CCOE

    This week the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course (NCFWC) and the NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course (NCSWC) started at the Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG) in Motta di Livenza, Italy. The courses were opened by the Commander of MNCG Colonel Incisa di Camera[...]

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  • Interaction – 1st CIMIC Messenger in 2015 10 April 2015

    Interaction – 1st CIMIC Messenger in 2015

    meeeeesengerOn April 10th 2015 the first CIMIC MESSENGER has been issued. This Messenger focuses on Interaction. The CIMIC messenger role is to inform the CIMIC family and our civilian partners on relevant and current issues within the world of Civ[...]

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  • Interaction at its best 08 April 2015

    Interaction at its best

    The CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) just recently closed the latest NATO CIMIC Field Worker and NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Courses. These NATO accredited courses are designed to train CIMIC Field and Staff Workers in parallel enabling the participants[...]

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  • Tailor made – CIMIC Seminar for EU Battle Group 22 March 2015

    Tailor made – CIMIC Seminar for EU Battle Group

    13 attendees from Poland, Sweden and Hungary took the opportunity to join a tailor made CIMIC Planner Seminar (CPS) held in Budapest, Hungary from 13th till 15th of May 2015. The seminar was initiated by Hungary on the occasion of the Visegrád 4 ([...]

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  • CCOE host the Frits van Kalshoven IHL Competition 25 February 2015

    CCOE host the Frits van Kalshoven IHL Competition

    The CCOE hosted the Frits van Kalshoven International Humanitarian Law Competition on 25 February 2015. The unique competition on IHL, organized by the Netherlands Red Cross and the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders, gives the opportunity to students to ...]

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  • FIRST NATO CIMIC LIAISON COURSE IN 2015 24 February 2015

    FIRST NATO CIMIC LIAISON COURSE IN 2015

    17 students are participating in the Liaison Course which is currently held at CCOE. The one week course started on Monday 23rd of February. Students from BEL, CZE, DEU, ESP, FRA, NLD, POL and SVN are participating. Syndicate Coaches from BEL, SVN a[...]

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  • Functional Specialist – understanding implications of CIMIC work 18 February 2015

    Functional Specialist – understanding implications of CIMIC work

    From 09th until 13th February the first NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course in 2015 was carried out at the CCOE. 19 Students have participated. They came from The Netherlands and Austria. The majority of participants were Reserve officers from [...]

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  • “Connect. Share. Contribute.” First CCOE Community of Interest Workshop in The Hague 09 February 2015

    “Connect. Share. Contribute.” First CCOE Community of Interest Workshop in The Hague

    The 2015 CCOE Community of Interest Workshop took place for the first time in CCOE premises in The Hague. It was conducted from 3rd to 5th February 2015. More than 60 participants from 21 nations, members from both civil and military organizations [...]

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