Geneva, Switzerland (December 17, 2015) - Security sector reform (SSR) is an increasingly important topic on the agenda of international development, and peace and security communities. SSR opens a window of possibility to transform security policies and institutions, and provides opportunities to integrate gender issues. The Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF)'s recent publishing of a Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit in Spanish greatly increases the reach of this important toolkit.
Yerevan, Armenia (November 16, 2015) – From 10 - 13 November 2015, 45 experts across 14 countries conducted a workshop to review state-of-the-art electronic learning technologies as part of an ongoing effort to assist partner nations in the implementation of such technologies. In addition, the Armenian Ministry of Defense, along with other partners, pledged to support development of a new NATO language training course, to be taken online by deploying forces in support of NATO operations.
Doha, Qatar (November 2, 2015) – Perhaps now more than ever, international security depends on closer cooperation between Western and Arab nations. With this in mind, the Partnership for Peace Consortium used the 27-28 October Doha International Strategic Policies Forum (DISP 2015) as an opportunity to formerly announce the availability of defense education curricula in Arabic.
Kiev, Ukraine (28 October, 2015) - Real-world lessons from military operations in Eastern Ukraine are an important driver of the military education system in Ukraine. This was the topic of a conference held 26-28 October at the National Defense University of Ukraine, organized under the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).
Ankara, Turkey (October 19, 2015) – As participants were preparing for a NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) conference held from 13-15 October in Ankara, they could not have imagined the tragic terrorist attack that would darken the city on 10 October, killing approximately 100, and injuring almost 300. The COE-DAT conference was a somber reminder of the need for nations to unite in the fight against violent extremism.
Belgrade, Serbia (September 24, 2015) – From 22 to 24 September, Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) experts began a cooperative initiative with the Serbian Ministry of Defense to introduce online learning technologies into Serbian defense education institutions.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (August 31, 2015) – NATO constantly evolves to an ever-changing security landscape, and the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s defense education and defense institution building efforts are an important part of NATO’s evolution, detailed in the new book “NATO: From Regional to Global Security Provider.”
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (August 3, 2015) – In response to a growing Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF) threat, 80 practitioners and researchers from over 40 countries conducted a tabletop exercise (TTX) from 29-30 July at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. The exercise was designed to train participants and develop actionable recommendations regarding FTF recruitment, travel, and return.
Zagreb, Croatia (7 July, 2015) – NATO and the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) recognize that technological innovation is central to defense education modernization. With this aim in mind, a multinational team of 40 experts across 12 countries kicked off an Education Development Working Group (EDWG) workshop today in Zagreb, Croatia to assist partner nations with modernization of their defense education institutions.
Vienna, Austria (July 6, 2015) - The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) held its 17th Annual Conference at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna, Austria from 1-3 July. Some 120 experts from 31 countries attended the conference on 21st Century Conflict and Opportunities for Cooperation to provide constructive recommendations on opportunities for defense education, research, and defense institution building to address 21st century conflict.
Vienna, Austria (July 6, 2015) - From 28-30 June at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna, Austria, NATO and Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) officials convened the fourth annual NATO Clearing House to review efforts of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP). The Clearing House brought together 58 participants from 23 countries and 42 institutions to coordinate support to existing and future defense education programs.
Chisinau, Moldova (June 29, 2015) – On 27 June, a graduating class of new officers from the Moldovan Military Academy ushered in a significant milestone in Moldova’s cooperation with NATO and partners. The graduation signaled the achievement of capacity for the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) in Moldova, a first of its kind event, as this is the first degree-granting course for new officers developed under the DEEP program.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (June 11, 2015) – The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) is holding their 17th Annual Conference in Vienna, Austria, from 1-3 July. In light of ongoing turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere, some 120 experts from around the globe are gathering to help make sense of the world’s turbulent times and provide constructive recommendations on how to reduce conflict through cooperation.
Chisinau, Moldova (May 4, 2015) – Whether you are a government agency, a commercial enterprise, or an individual, one thing is for certain: a dedicated cyber criminal has the potential to wreak havoc on the computer networks that bind the world together. With this sobering reality in mind, the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) is developing a Cyber Security Curriculum to help better defend against determined cyber adversaries.
Bucharest, Romania (April 24, 2015) - Computer-based learning has revolutionized the education community and the Partnership for Peace Consortium's Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Working Group is helping to further usher online learning technologies into partner nations' defense education programs.
Kiev, Ukraine (Mar 30, 2015) – The Regional Stability in the South Caucasus (RSSC) Working Group convened an international panel of experts from 26-28 March in Kiev. The meeting was organized under the framework of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) in collaboration with the Austrian Defense Academy and was the 11th in a series of workshops aimed at promoting regional stability in the South Caucasus.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (Mar 12, 2015) – With US and NATO forces drawing down in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and other countries in the region may find themselves playing larger roles in regional security. It is with this realization in mind that Uzbekistan is cooperating with the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) on defense education assistance through the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).