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.
Kiev, Ukraine, November 19, 2018 - The PfPC ADL WG conducted its autumn workshop in Kiev, Ukraine from 12-15 November 2018. The conference was opened by Major General Serhii Salkutsan, Deputy Commandant for Academic Affairs of the National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi.
Reichenau, Austria, November 09, 2018 – the 18th Workshop of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Study Group “Regional Stability in the South Caucasus” was held from November 8 to November 11, 2018 in Reichenau, Austria.
Vienna, Austria, October 26, 2018 - Major General Hermann Kaponig, Commander of the Austrian Armed Forces Communication and Information Systems & Cyber Defence Command, and PfPC Director Raphael Perl at Austrian National Day 2018. Discussions included the PfPC cyber security curriculum and the benefits Austria as a neutral nation brings to the cyber field.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, October 29, 2018 - Connections, the quarterly journal of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, is pleased to have been selected for inclusion in Scopus, a premier database for rating academic journals.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, October 12, 2018 – The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) will held its annual combined Senior Advisory Council and Consortium Steering Committee meeting in Bucharest, Romania from October 15 to October 17, 2018.
SKOPJE, Macedonia, September 12-13, 2018 – The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy co-organized a conference entitled, “Stabilizing Effects of Euro Atlantic Integration: Working Together Against Hybrid Threats.
In the evening of Friday 10 August 2018, the Partnership for Peace Consortium lost one of its most faithful and dedicated Steering Committee members. Jean d'Andurain (LtCol Ret., French Army) passed away quietly following a stroke suffered in June 2017.