Analysis Makes the Difference

The Workshop Analysis Makes the Difference is the main event organized under CCOE Lessons Learned and Analysis Branch responsibility. The focus of the Workshop is to deep dive into themes capable to enhance CIMIC Lessons Learned Cycle such as CIV-MIL Information sharing, Assessment/Analysis and Lessons Learned structures.


The overall aim of the workshop is to strengthen cooperation between military and civilian spheres by enhancing mutual trust and confidence between NATO, its partners and other international and local actors. A wide range of topics from Collective Defence, Conflict Analysis, CIV-MIL communication processes through to Resilience will be addressed and valid outcomes will be worked out.


  • Military and Civilian approaches to Analysis of the Civil Environment- including Conflict Analysis;
  • Resilience Building, Stability Operations and Collective Defence- with illustrative case studies i.e. Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and Eastern Europe Area;
  • Enhancing the CIMIC Lessons Learned Community/Mindset;
  • Improvement of concepts, and architectures for CIV-MIL Information Sharing.


  1. Build a solid platform to link analysts and decision makers from different stakeholders and create a common understanding on comprehensive analysis.
  2. Produce final report providing initial solutions and identifying more CIV-Mil cooperation areas to facilitate the development of a standardized conflict analysis/information sharing system across all sectors in the future.
  3. Sustain and develop through advanced training a network of CIMIC Lesson Learned SMEs capable to improve CIMIC LL collection and sharing tools, procedures and structures.
  4. Define and adopt common information exchange processes, architectures and standards, particularly those for data sharing, between CIV-MIL partners and similar stakeholders.


  1. Comprehensive Analysis
  2. CIMIC Lessons Learned
  3. Civil Military Information Sharing (CMIS)-Federated Mission Networking (FMN).


The audience reaches from tactical to strategic level, depending on the discussed topic. The CIMIC LL Syndicate will mainly be military centric, while the two remaining syndicates are designed for a broader audience involving representatives both from civilian and military stakeholders.