Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, February 2020 - CALL FOR PAPERS for the 20th Annual Conference of the Euro-Atlantic Conflict Studies Working Group "From Peace to War, from War to Peace/Conflict Initiation and Termination: Implications for Policy Makers"
Vienna, Austria, January 26, 2020 - The Policy Recommendations to the most recent workshop of the PfP Consortium Study Group "Regional Stability in South East Europe" (RSSEE) which was convened in Split/Croatia from 26 to 29 September 2019 under the title "Croatia’s Upcoming EU Presidency – A Catalyst for South East Europe?" are now published.
Oberammergau, GERMANY, 4-6 November 2019 - Twenty experts in the field of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) gathered for a workshop to discuss the use of xAPI to further ADL programs. The Dean of Academics of the NATO School Oberammergau opened the event by emphasizing that ADL programs remain a NATO priority and are important to interoperability efforts both within the Alliance, as well as with partner countries. Briefings were given by NATO School ADL experts, representatives from the NATO Defense College, as well as from NATO Allied Command Transformation. The group shared best practices in the latest ADL developments, and considered future trends in ADL implementation. The experts attended from fifteen countries and were hosted by the NATO School Oberammergau, in partnership with NATO DEEP, and in collaboration with the PfPC ADL Working Group.
Split, Croatia, September 28, 2019 – Her Excellency Ms. Andreja Metelko-Zgombić, State Secretary for European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, welcomed in her keynote speech the participants to the 39th workshop of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Study Group “Regional Stability in Sout East Europe” (RSSEE). The PfPC, the Austrian National Defence Academy and the Zagreb-based Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) hosted this event and gathered more than 30 participants from governments, international organizations, academic institutions and the civil society from the Western Balkans.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, October 11, 2019 - Retired German Air Force Brig. Gen. Helmut Dotzler, Marshall Center's German Deputy Director, participates in a briefing by the PfP Consortium on activities and synergies between the Consortium and Marshall Center programs.
Kyiv, Ukraine, September 26-27, 2019 - The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group, in cooperation with the NATO-Ukraine Platform on Countering Hybrid Warfare, the Ukrainian Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, NATO, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy co-organized a conference entitled, “Hybrid Threats: Recognize, Adjust and Respond.”
Gdynia, Poland, July 18, 2019 - Between 15-17 July, the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group, led by its Co-Chairs, Dr. Sajjan M. Gohel and Dr. Peter Forster, conducted a Table-Top Exercise (TTX) at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, involving a terrorist-related scenario based on current and potential threats in North Africa and the Sahel.
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 3-4, 2019 - Denmark, a rotating Member of Senior Advisory Council (SAC) since 2018, hosted this year’s meeting at the Royal Danish Defense College. The SAC, the governing body of the PfPC, provides strategic level advice and direction to the organization and to its Working and Study Groups.
Budapest, Hungary, May 28-30, 2019 - The PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes held the 19th Annual Conference of the Conflict Studies Working Group. Hosted by the Hungarian National University of Public Service, in conjunction with the Hungarian Defense Forces Scientific Research Center and the Ministry of Defense, and sponsored by the Swedish Defense Academy, the conference explored "The Role of Territorial Defense Forces in Peace and War."
Skopje, North Macedonia, April 22, 2019 - In her remarks opening the event, Her Excellency Radmila Sekerinska welcomed the participants, and underscored the importance of international cooperation to promote both professional education and how it links to future security. “North Macedonia has strength in its diversity and welcomes cooperation with both NATO and its international partners to promote education in the classrooms of the future.”
Tbilisi, Georgia, March 19, 2019 - In remarks opening the event, Minister Levan Izoria emphasized the value of the workshop, underlined the necessity for professional NCO education and highlighted the progress Georgia has made in this regard.
Sofia, Bulgaria, February 7, 2019 - The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Consortium Steering Committee meet in Sofia, Bulgaria from February 05 to February 07, 2019. The Consortium Steering Committee (CSC) consists of representatives of the stakeholders and the chairs of the Working and Study Groups and is the steering body of the WG activities with regard to content.
Vienna, Austria, January 11, 2019
The Minsk Group Plus (+) recommendation is included in a list resulting from a November 2018 RSSC SG workshop; ”South Caucasus: Leveraging Political Change in a Context of Strategic Volatility”.
Vienna, Austria, December 14, 2018 – Members of Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group (RSSC SG) and Regional Stability in Southeast Europe Study Group (RSSEE SG) met at the Austrian National Defense Academy in Vienna 13 to 14 December to plan programs for the upcoming year. The Study Groups regularly provide support to improve communication networks in the field of security policy and seek to promote a peaceful, strategic and stable community in their respective regions.
Vienna, Austria, December 7, 2018 - Since establishment of a crises hotline between Armenia and Azerbaijan in October 2018, reports of ceasefire violations have decreased approximately 75% according to George Niculescu, Partnership for Peace Consortium's Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group (RSSC SG) co-chair. These developments come in the wake of RSSC SG recommendations to keep communications cannels open between the leadership of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Kiev, Ukraine, November 20, 2018 - The First Ukrainian National ADL Scientific and Practical Conference took place on 16 November 2018 in Kiev. It was organized by the Ministry of Defense and the National Defense University of Ukraine and brought together over 100 participants from the Ministery of Defense, the General Staff, higher military institutions, researchers and professors from the field of distance learning in Ukraine.
Istanbul, Turkey, November 19, 2018 - During his speech at the Conference of "Reform of security institutions in the Caucasus and Black Sea region: Five year perspectives from now", the Executive Director of the Partnership for Peace Consortium Dr. Raphael Perl stressed the importance of reform programs being demand driven and that identifying best practices was not enough.