German Ambassador to NATO meets PfPC Stakeholders

BRUSSELS, Belgium (21 June 2018) - On 21 June 2018, the German Ambassador to NATO, H.E. Hans-Dieter Lucas invited the PfP-Consortium's Senior Advisory Council and ambassadors of PfPC stakeholders to a working lunch commemorating former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen’s proposal to found the Partnership for Peace Consortium at the NATO Ministerial in June 1998.

PfPC Executive Director addresses 2018 OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference in Rome

ROME, Italy (11 May, 2018) - Dr. Raphael Perl adresssed a group of over 200 government officials and CT experts on the value and benefits of the PfPC's Foreign Fighter Table Top Exercises, the next of which is scheduled for July 21-22 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

RSSEE Explores Role of Political Parties on Regional Consolidation

REICHENAU, Austria (4 May, 2018) - The Regional Stability in South East Europe (RSSEE) Study Group gathered in Reichenau, Austria, 03-06 May 2018 for its 36th workshop with the topic: "Overcoming Blockades and Improving Intra-State/Neighbourhood Relations in South East Europe".      

MG Chachibaia Opens the Second Annual Multi-National NCO Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (13 March, 2018) - Thirty Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other representatives from 14 countries kicked off the 2nd Annual Multi-National NCO Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia on 13 March 2018.

Canadian House of Commons recognizes the PfP Consortium!

CANADA (7 December, 2017) - Yesterday 7 December during Members' Statements, the Hon. Wayne Easter rose to get the Canadian House of Commons to recognize the PfP Consortium, after he participated in the Security Sector Reform Working Group workshop we held on Intelligence Reform and Best Practices, in Budapest Hungary, alongside our colleagues from DCAF.

Advanced Distributed Learning Working Group – Onwards and Upwards with Anytime Anywhere Learning

CHISINAU, Moldova (23-25 November, 2017) - From 23 to 26 April, the Advanced Distributed Learning Working Group (ADL WG) held its first workshop of the season in Chisinau, Moldova. The workshop emphasized the progress made by nations and institutions comparatively new to ADL, and also focused on the provision of a better user interface using state-of-the-art video embedding technology, sustainment of the PfP Consortium ADL WG’s website by integrating into the GlobalNet framework and application to language training.

16th Workshop of the PfP Consortium’s Study Group on Regional Stability in the South Caucasus

REICHENAU, Austria (12 November, 2017) - Berlin-based think tank Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), jointly with Goettingen University and the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports have increased their partnership and cooperation to support the 9-12 November 2017 workshop of the PfP Consortium’s Study Group on Regional Stability in the South Caucasus (RSSC SG at https://pfp-consortium.org), championed by the Austrian National Defence Academy.

Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group Leads Seminar on Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Skopje, Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (9 November, 2017) – The Republic of Macedonia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the United States Embassy in Macedonia co-hosted the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Combating Terrorism Working Group  (CTWG). The CTWG led a cutting-edge simulation exercise entitled “Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Promoting Prevention and Resilience,” from November 7 to November 9, 2017.

Mongolia completes crucial milestone in defense education transformation Featured

Garmisch Partenkirchen, GERMANY (July 21, 2017) - George C. Marshall European Center German deputy Dean Sven Gareis traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 5-12, for the final review of the first phase of Mongolia’s Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) made possible through the Partnership for Peace Consortium, NATO and the Marshall Center.  

John Kane honored for exemplary service

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (27 June, 2017) - PfPC Operations Manager John Kane was honored for his longstanding and exemplary service to the PfPC at the June 27th meeting of the organization's governing board (Senior Advisory Council) held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Kane, who also serves as the PfPC's Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) Coordinator, has been instrumental in helping partner nations pursue defense education tranformation initiatives which are an important part of partner nations' overall defense institution building efforts.

Friends of Europe hosting Debating Security Plus to brainstorm contemporary security topics - register online now Featured

Debating Security Plus is a global online brainstorm that aims to yield concrete recommendations. It builds on Friends of Europe‘s experience with other online debates and gathers several thousand experts around the world. The 2017 event will bring together senior international participants from the military, government and multilateral institutions along with voices from NGOs and civil society, business and industry, the media, think tanks and academia.

DCAF explores intelligence with integrity in Budapest

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (29 May, 2017) - John Le Carré, celebrated espionage author, once said that “the secret service remains the true reflection of the society it aims at protecting.” The PfP Consortium’s Security Sector Reform Working Group, led by defense insitution building experts at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF, Geneva), aims at transforming and reforming security institutions to better strengthen society in that spirit.

Yield to emerge stronger: reinventing global resilience

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (29 May, 2017) - The metaphor is apt; resilience is the way a branch may bend, but not break, and even spring back violently as if a whip. A workshop was held to examine this concept by the Advanced Distributed Learning Working Group (ADL WG), co-chaired by Greta Keremidchieva (Rakovski Defence College in Bulgaria) and Paul Thurkettle (NATO ACT in Norfolk, VA). PfP Consortium partners Global Challenges Forum Foundation and the National Defense University hosted the workshop “Shock, Stress, Innovation: Reinventing Global Resilience in the Information and Knowledge Age”, 15-16 May 2017, at National Defense University, in Washington, DC.

E-learning specialists help partner nations to enhance defense education capabilities

Tbilisi, Georgia (28 November, 2016) – The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)/Technical Standards Working Group conducted its latest workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia from 15 – 17 November 2016. This event brought together 40 experts from 16 countries to review modern e-learning standards and technologies, to share their national accomplishments and discuss opportunities for defense education and defense institution building cooperation.

Partnership for Peace Consortium's Executive Director offers a doctrine on asymmetric warfare fitting to the times

GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Nov. 10, 2016) - Raphael Perl, Executive Director of the Partnership for Peace Consortium shared his perspectives on asymmetric warfare in a speech titled "Asymmetric Warfare: A Doctrine to Fit the Times" at a gathering of European security officials at the Stefania Palace in Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 9.

New Cybersecurity curriculum now available

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (November 9, 2016) – A newly published Cybersecurity Curriculum is now available for institutions interested in implementing cybersecurity defense education programs, in order to better protect their networks from cybersecurity threats.

Top level support in Albania for exercise on countering violent extremism Featured

Durres, Albania (September 16, 2016) – To address the challenge of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) and countering violent extremism, 85 practitioners and researchers from over 30 countries gathered in Durres, Albania for the "Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Irregular Migration Routes: Prevention and Resilience" tabletop exercise (TTX) from 13-15 September. The TTX incorporated scenarios from emerging security challenges to engage participants and develop actionable recommendations regarding FTF recruitment, travel, and return.