PfPC's SSR to Conduct a 3-day Webinar on Role of Civil Society Featured

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, July 1, 2020 - Within the framework of PfPC’s Security Sector Reform Working Group the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces is conducting a 3 day webinar “Addressing Challenges in Security Sector Reform - Role of Civil Society”.

NATO launches Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum Featured

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 18, 2020  - The PfPC is proud to be an essential part of the development of the newest Reference Curricula launched by NATO last week. The first-ever Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC) supports interested Allies and partner countries in enhancing their capacities to develop national skills and improve counter-terrorism strategies. The Curricula was developed with the essential support of one of the Co-Chair of PfPC's Counter-Terrorism Working Group Dr. Sajjan Goel and Dr. David Emelifeonwu, a Member of PfPC's Education Development Working Group.

Transatlantic Security Jam over: read-only site remains accessible Featured

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, May 15, 2020 - The Transatlantic Security Jam (TASJ) was closed by General (ret.) Breedlove, former SACEUR, on 14 May 2020. It ran over 50 hours and included 159 VIPs. Additionally, of the 2750 registered participants, 1947 took an active role (logged in); therefore, those numbers underline the successful execution of the Jam.

The 2020 Transatlantic Security Jam: Securing the Post-COVID Future. Schedule for May 14th, 2020 Featured

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, May 15, 2020 - The 2020 Transatlantic Security Jam: Securing the Post-COVID Future started on Tuesday, May 12th,, but you still have the last day to contribute. More than 2.700 participants have registered, and more than 160 VIPs from all over the world have confirmed their participation. Looking forward to seeing you online on www.collaborationjam.com/transatlanticsecurityjam

- UPDATE - Transatlantic Security Jam: Securing the post COVID future, (12 - 14 May 2020) Featured

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, May 2020 - The virtual conference will be held completely online from Tuesday, May 12th, from 15:00 CET (09:00 EST) continuously until Thursday, May 14th, at 17:00 CET (11:00 EST).  Everyone in our defense and security community is welcome to participate – it is a whole of government and whole of society approach; access to a web browser is all that is required.

Like a regular conference there will be multiple forums, lots of “speakers” making written interventions, interactive polls, and dynamic discussions, but unlike a normal conference the “Jam” platform courtesy of IBM analyses thousands of posted interactions to continuously propose the most active and well-supported ideas back into the debates to spiral the interactions into higher order outcomes, which means that by the end of the event the best ideas for going forward are easily identified as are the most pertinent arguments.  A comprehensive report will summarize the outcomes for our use.

Stay Safe and Healthy

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, March 2020 - In these challenging times, we are all navigating through uncertainty for ourselves, our loved ones, as well as our program. It's a very worrying period for all. We hope you are all in good health, and the Coronavirus pandemic will soon be over. At this time, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all our projects until further notice. We will continue to monitor guidance from national and international public health and government organizations.

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 20th Annual Conference of the Euro-Atlantic Conflict Studies Working Group

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"

Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group (RSSEE SG) Recommendations for Croatia‘s Upcoming EU Presidency

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.

Partnership for Peace Consortium´s Advanced Distributed Learning Working Group leads Conference at NATO School Featured

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.

Croatian State Secretary Welcomes Participants to the PfPC RSSEE Workshop Featured

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.

New German GCMC Deputy Director Visits PfP Consortium

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.

Partnership for Peace Consortium´s Emerging Security Challenges Working Group leads Conference on Hybrid Threats in Kyiv Featured

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.”

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

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.