The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group leads the North Africa Regional Tabletop Exercise

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.

Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) annual Senior Advisory Council meeting held in Copenhagen

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.

Conflict Studies Working Group Annual Conference

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."

Defense Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia welcomes participants to the ADL workshop Featured

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.”

Georgian Defense Minister addresses Multinational Non-Commissioned Officer workshop Featured

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.

Consortium Steering Committee meeting of the Partnership for Peace Consortium in Sofia.

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.

Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group (RSSEE SG) recommends to support Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia efforts to find a political compromise with Greece.

Vienna, Austria, January 10, 2019
This recommendation designed to facilitate NATO membership and the opening of EU membership negotiations is included in the policy recommendations resulting from a September 2018 RSSEE SG Workshop; ”Greece and Its Western Balkan Neighbours – Common Challenges in a Changing Europe”.

Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group (RSSC SG) recommends the establishment of an “OSCE Minsk Group Plus (+)”.

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”.

Partnership for Peace Consortium Regional Study Groups hold planning meeting in Vienna. Featured

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.

Armenia and Azerbaijan implement crises hotline in the wake of RSSC SG recommendation; ceasefire violations decline. Featured

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.

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