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Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence
Countries

Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
 Germany
 Hungary
 Latvia
 Netherlands
 Poland

 Slovenia
Allegiance Flag of NATO.svg NATO
Branch Civil-military co-operation
Type NATO COE
Role Transformation of NATO
Garrison/HQ The Hague
Website Official Website
Commanders
Director Colonel (OF-5) DEU Wolfgang Paulik
Ceremonial chief Colonel (OF-5) NDL Johan Wagner

The Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) is an international military organization founded to support NATO's transformation program. As part of the NATO Centres of Excellence programme the CCOE was established in 2001.

CIMIC[edit | edit source]

CIMIC (Civil-military co-operation) describes the cooperation of military and civilian actors in the different theatres, which is becoming more important after the end of the Cold War.

Mission and task[edit | edit source]

The Mission of the CCOE is, to collect and concentrate expertise concerning CIMIC from all parts inside NATO to find and implement new approaches. For this the CCOE cooperates with different actors like the Helmut Schmidt University of the Bundeswehr in the City of Hamburg and its German counterpart the Zentrum Zivil-Militärische Zusammenarbeit der Bundeswehr (ZentrZMZBw).

Structure[edit | edit source]

The CCOE is led by an Directorate. The Planning and Coordination (P&C) Branch plans and coordinates all internal and external activities of the CCOE and is responsible for customer relations. The Concepts, Interoperability and Capabilities (CIC) Branch creates studies, analyses and advises in regard to NATO CIMIC, contributes to the further development of NATO CIMIC policy and delivers Subject Matter Expertise (SME). The Training and Education (T&E) Branch conducts courses and supports customers in the field of education and training Support (SPT) Branch enables the other Branches to deliver their products and gives internal support.

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 52°01′42″N 4°21′48″W / 52.0282691°N 4.363394900000003°W / 52.0282691; -4.363394900000003

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