Training and Education

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Workers Course in Poland 17 June 2015

    NATO CIMIC Field and Staff Workers Course in Poland

    On 15 June 2015 the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course (NCFWC) and NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course (NCSWC) started at the Military Training Centre for Foreign Operations (MTCFO) in Kielce, Poland. The courses were opened by the Deputy Commander of MTC[...]

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