The CIMIC Key Leader
Conference 2019 was conducted as cooperation between the CCOE, Allied Command
Operations J9 and Albania at the Albanian Ministry of Defense.
Defense Deputy Minister of
Albania, Dr. Petro Koçi, MGen Odd Egil Pedersen (DCOS Partnership Directorate,
SHAPE) and BGen Tonin Marku (ACOS J9, SHAPE) opened the conference and welcomed
105 international guests.
The conference set the starting
point for the NATO CIMIC Vision 2025. Civil Preparedness, Projecting Stability,
Interoperability, Leadership and Personnel, CIMIC training and education are
topics being discussed. The CCOE will create a midterm action matrix from the
findings and hand it over to SHAPE J9.
The conference was a remarkable
milestone kicking off a new development circle of the CIMIC joint capability in