COE

  • 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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  • Visit of Hybrid COE: Synchronising common activities 19 March 2018

    Visit of Hybrid COE: Synchronising common activities

    Juha Mustonen – Director of International Relations of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki/ Finland– visited today the CCOE. He was accompanied by partners and colleagues from NATO’s Special Operation[...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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