Political and Partnerships Committee (PPC)

  • Last updated: 14 Oct. 2011 15:06

The Political and Partnerships Committee (PPC) is the single politico-military committee responsible for all NATO’s outreach programmes with non-member countries. It also handles NATO’s relations with other international organizations.

The PPC provides the North Atlantic Council with comprehensive and integrated advice across the entire spectrum of NATO’s outreach policy.

The committee meets in various formats: “at 28” among Allies; with partners in NATO’s regionally specific partnership frameworks, namely the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, the Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative; with individual non-member countries in “28+1” formats; as well as in “28+n” formats on particular subjects, if agreed by Allies.

The PPC was established in April 2010 and succeeded the Political Committee.