CIMIC

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CIMIC Information Management Systems Workshop 12 April 2018

    CIMIC Information Management Systems Workshop

    The CIMIC Centre of Excellence invited participants from NATO Command and Force Structure, Sponsoring Nations, STRATCOM COE, Academia and UNOCHA to participate to our Workshop on CIMIC Information Management Systems. In 2015/16 the CCOE developed a [...]

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  • Lebanon: Putting CIMIC pieces together into the Pilot LAF CIMIC Basic Course 09 April 2018

    Lebanon: Putting CIMIC pieces together into the Pilot LAF CIMIC Basic Course

    From Monday 19th till Friday 23rd March 2018, the CCOE supported the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) CIMIC Directorate, with the pilot version of the first LAF CIMIC Basic Course. 17 military participants, from the CIMIC Directorate and regular LAF uni[...]

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  • Hungarian expertise comming to town 27 March 2018

    Hungarian expertise comming to town

    In a few months’ time, CCOE will welcome a new Hungarian colleague. Before even entering our Centre, Capt. Szabo worked for the NFIU in Hungary. We are very happy to see that his performance as a CIMIC officer has been highly appreciated. The CCOE [...]

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  • CCOE taking over the CIMIC EU Disciplinary Leadership 21 February 2018

    CCOE taking over the CIMIC EU Disciplinary Leadership

    As NATO´s key player within the civil-military environment the CCOE had a visit by a European Union (EU) delegation to discuss the further roadmap to define the role of EU Disciplinary Leader for CIMIC. The coordination of future cooperation possibi[...]

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  • Geneva: CCOE participating Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 15 February 2018

    Geneva: CCOE participating Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

    As a key player within the civil-military environment the CCOE attended the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) in Geneva/ Switzerland. The HNPW is the annual event of the Leading Edge Programme. This week-long event brings together ex[...]

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  • Denmark: First CIMIC Satellite Courses from CCOE in Varde 13 February 2018

    Denmark: First CIMIC Satellite Courses from CCOE in Varde

    Staff members from the CCOE conducted the first NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course (NCFWC) and NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course (NCSWC) in Denmark. The courses took place at the barracks of the Army Intelligence Center in Varde a town in the southern part [...]

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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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  • Make Sense: Staff Member Jos Hekking in Norfolk 12 December 2017

    Make Sense: Staff Member Jos Hekking in Norfolk

    It is unique for a NATO Centre of Excellence to have a full staff member abroad in the United States. The Allied Command Transformation (ACT) located in Norfolk/ Virginia promotes and leads many initiatives designed to transform NATO’s military st[...]

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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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  • Mission abroad 2017: CCOE providing external NATO CIMIC-courses 26 October 2017

    Mission abroad 2017: CCOE providing external NATO CIMIC-courses

    Picture: The participants of the NATO CIMIC Integrated Functional Specialist Course Maribor, Slovenia 2017 What is CCOE’s Training and Education (T&E) branch doing when there is no course in The Hague? Right, they are conducting courses abroad. So[...]

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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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  • 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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  • Destination Lebanon 18 July 2017

    Destination Lebanon

    During the week from July 3rd through 7th, the CCOE supported the CIMIC Directorate of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) by teaching a CIMIC course and conducting a Training Requirement Analysis onsite. Seventeen students from the LAF CIMIC Directorat[...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Master of CMI: a Career Catalyst 22 February 2017

    The Master of CMI: a Career Catalyst

    The Master of Civil-Military Interaction (CMI), offered jointly by the CCOE and the Helmut-Schmidt University, has been conceived with the idea to provide for both a scientific foundation for the application of Civil-Military Cooperation, as well as [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CIMIC Unit Commanders Conference 19 September 2016

    CIMIC Unit Commanders Conference

    DIR CIMIC COE Col (GS) Wolfgang Paulik From 12-14 September the Director of the CCOE Colonel Wolfgang Paulik and Branch Chief Lessons Learned & Development LTC Lars Cramer-Larsen represented the CCOE at the 9th CIMIC Unit Commanders Conference (CUC[...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A high-level seminar on the Middle East post-conflict strategy hosted at CCOE 15 April 2016

    A high-level seminar on the Middle East post-conflict strategy hosted at CCOE

    The CIMIC Community of Interest is getting ready «To be ready when the call comes. Are we ready?». With this provocation, the director of the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence, Colonel Roel Been, opened the CIMIC Community of Interest[...]

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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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  • CMI Workshop report – recommendations for NATO’s operational Headquarters 02 March 2016

    CMI Workshop report – recommendations for NATO’s operational Headquarters

    Picture: Colonel Roel Been (left) handing over CCOE token of appreciation to Rear-Admiral Dennis Bigot (right)/ Source: CCOE/ Warstat On Tuesday, 23 February 2016 the Director CCOE and Major Joerg Warstat as project responsible handed over the CMI-Wo[...]

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  • Designing new CIMIC training opportunities 25 February 2016

    Designing new CIMIC training opportunities

    Picture: Captain Ralf Baur (standing) adressing the particpants of the workshop/ Source: CCOE/ Dube Moving forward could have been the motto applied for the workshop just recently hosted by the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) in The Hague, The Neth[...]

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  • Improving teaching & coaching skills 28 January 2016

    Improving teaching & coaching skills

    “Anyone who stops improving has stopped being good!” (Robert Bosch) We at the CCOE are proud that our courses are rated high in the course evaluations. Satisfied students make us satisfied too. The skills of the instructors have a big impact on [...]

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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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  • Digital Library – an easy way to find CIMIC and CMI documents 25 November 2015

    Digital Library – an easy way to find CIMIC and CMI documents

    The CCOE introduces a Digital Library. Here you can find available public information on Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) and Civil-Military Interaction (CMI). Items can be found through Search, Tags or Categories. The Digital Library is the produc[...]

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  • “HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE LEFT?” – SHAPING FUTURE CIVIL-MILITARY INTERACTION 24 November 2015

    “HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE LEFT?” – SHAPING FUTURE CIVIL-MILITARY INTERACTION

    In order to achieve a broad consensus on how to operationalize the Military Committee (MC) Policy on CIMIC and CMI, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and the CCOE are conducting the Civil-Military Interaction (CMI) workshop at The[...]

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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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  • Identifying CIMIC & CMI training gaps – The Training Requirement Analysis Workshop 01 October 2015

    Identifying CIMIC & CMI training gaps – The Training Requirement Analysis Workshop

    From 29 September to 01 October 2015 several experts from different NATO command levels met for a workshop at CCOE in The Hague. The conducted Training Requirement Analysis (TRA) Workshop (WS) is an integral part of NATO Global Programming and is the[...]

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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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  • CIMIC Commanders Round Table 07 September 2015

    CIMIC Commanders Round Table

    (Left to right: LTC J. van Esch (Commander CMI Command), COL K. Waage (ACOS G9 1GNC), COL R. Been (DIR CCOE), COL W.F. Paulik (Commander ZMZBw), LTC A. Eckel (DDIR CCOE)) At the 18th and 19th August 2015 the leaders and branch heads of 4 Headquarters[...]

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  • “Readiness and the Reserves in CIMIC” Speech DIR CCOE (COL Roel Been, NLD) 06 August 2015

    “Readiness and the Reserves in CIMIC” Speech DIR CCOE (COL Roel Been, NLD)

    CIOR Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6th, 2015 Dear CIOR members, delegates, ladies and gentlemen, When I was asked to present to this special audience the opening “Readiness” address, I was thrilled beyond recognition. And I still am. Both [...]

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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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  • Coming closer – EU and NATO – a comprehensive approach? 26 June 2015

    Coming closer – EU and NATO – a comprehensive approach?

    On Monday, 22 June 2015, the CCOE attended the seminar on European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Capacities in a Changing World. The seminar was organized by the Netherlands Atlantic Association and the Netherlands [...]

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  • Functional Specialist – CIMIC assessment with Functional Aspects 24 June 2015

    Functional Specialist – CIMIC assessment with Functional Aspects

    This year, from June 15th to June 19th 2015, the second NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course took place at the CCOE. Functional specialist are experts in their civilian area of expertise. They contribute to the military decision process (DMP) pr[...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • First NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course in 2015 11 February 2015

    First NATO CIMIC Functional Specialist Course in 2015

    19 students are participating in the Functional Specialist Course which is running at the moment at CCOE. The one week course started on Monday 9th of February. Especially the Dutch 1 Civil Military Interaction Command stationed at Apeldoorn is us[...]

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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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  • From Stuttgart, through Afghanistan to The Hague 26 January 2015

    From Stuttgart, through Afghanistan to The Hague

    Following his six month ISAF deployment to Mazar-i-Sharif in 2014, German CIMIC Reserve Officer Tilman Engel (OF 2) just concluded his first reserve exercise at the CCOE. Originally a CIMIC functional specialist assigned to the state command in Stutt[...]

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