The Hague

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Visit to the U.S. Embassy The Hague 03 August 2015

    Visit to the U.S. Embassy The Hague

    On 29 July 2015, the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) made a visit to the United States Embassy to the Netherlands for a meet and greet with the U.S. Army attaché to the ambassador, Colonel Leo Buzzerio. Making the visit were four American cadets f[...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gender Equality in the Military – a study visit at The CCOE 01 April 2015

    Gender Equality in the Military – a study visit at The CCOE

    Gender is a cross cutting issue. CCOE acknowledges the importance of implementing a gender perspective in military operations. Implementing gender also contributes to operational effectiveness. CCOE has integrated gender in its courses, published a M[...]

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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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