Centre of Excellence

  • 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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  • CIMIC A&A TNA Workshop
    17 May 2022

    CIMIC A&A TNA Workshop

    From requirements to solutions On the 10th and 11th of May, the CCOE hosted an operational level Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Workshop in The Hague, welcoming participants from twelve organisations working on Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) and C[...]

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  • Maurice Stette - Internship experience
    23 February 2022

    Maurice Stette - Internship experience

    Each year, several interns are supporting the CCOE within our main branches. Alongside their studies, the students can gather valuable information and experience to use in their thesis work. And, of course, we appreciate their input and efforts as we[...]

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  • CCOE Seminar Series - A platform for Civil-Military dialogue
    10 December 2021

    CCOE Seminar Series - A platform for Civil-Military dialogue

    By blurring the line between war and peace, Hybrid Threats have become a growing challenge in recent years. Therefore, the CCOE dedicates two webinars of its well-established seminar series to the pressing topic of Hybrid Threats. The seminars ‘A [...]

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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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  • Wargaming-event by NATO Joint Warfare Centre
    16 February 2021

    Wargaming-event by NATO Joint Warfare Centre

    Our Polish National Senior Representative Lieutenant Colonel Sabiniarz about an intense and valuable week preparing and attending the wargaming-event hosted by NATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) beginning of February: "Everything begins with the idea.[...]

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  • The CCOE is back online
    21 September 2020

    The CCOE is back online

    The CCOE is again online for the execution of a class! Under the lead of Course Director Major Ivan Ermenc, the CCOE, together with the support of contracted specialists, executes the CIMIC Functional Specialist Course in the virtual world. Aim of t[...]

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  • Centres of Excellence
    25 January 2019

    Centres of Excellence

    NATO Centres of Excellence are nationally or multi-nationally funded institutions accredited by NATO. They train and educate leaders and specialists from NATO member and partner countries, assist in doctrine development, identify lessons learned, imp[...]

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  • Prospects for a J 11 Function in NATO?
    17 February 2017

    Prospects for a J 11 Function in NATO?

    There might well be yet another NATO staff function in the works. And it does have the potential to shape operational and strategic decision
    making in the future.
    Following the establishment of J 9 (CIMIC) in the 1990s, which introduced the humanita[...]

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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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  • Centers of Excellence relevance for NATO
    10 December 2015

    Centers of Excellence relevance for NATO

    Picture: Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Denis Mercier and CCOE Director Colonel Roel Been/ Source: CCOE/ Stiegler Centers of Excellence (COEs) have a high collective potential for NATO’s evolution. Although being outside [...]

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  • Federated and growing in (men) power – NATO Centres of Excellence
    12 October 2015

    Federated and growing in (men) power – NATO Centres of Excellence

    Picture: Conference Room/ Source: CCOE/ Kaminski 24 NATO Centre of Excellence (COE) Directors and about 20 NATO representatives met for a conference from 05 to 08 October 2015 in The Hague. The 2015 COE Directors Conference has been hosted by the Civ[...]

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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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