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NATO Science for Peace and Security

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Take a look at our country flyers for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with NATO partners.

  • Country names starting with the letter A to E

    Afghanistan

    NATO and Afghanistan reaffirmed their long-term ties in 2010 with the signing of a Declaration on Enduring Partnership, which provides a political framework for future enhanced cooperation, particularly in the field of Afghan National Security Forces capacity-building and security sector reform. The SPS Programme supports these efforts through the provision of civil-science based cooperation to develop technological and scientific solutions to security related problems.

    The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to scientists and experts from Afghanistan.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Afghanistan:

    Algeria

    Algeria is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), which it joined in 2000. The overall aim of the Mediterranean Dialogue is to contribute to regional security and stability, achieve better mutual understanding, and dispel any misconceptions about NATO among MD countries. The SPS Programme is open to all projects with Algeria that are in line with SPS Key Priorities.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities:

    Armenia

    Armenia has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993, and has several ongoing activities; leading areas for cooperation include Defence Against CBRN and Disaster Forecast & Prevention.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities:

    Australia

    NATO and Australia signed an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme in February 2013. The SPS Programme is open to strengthening relations through the development of cooperative activities on security issues of mutual concern. Australian experts have attended SPS events and Australia has a member on the Smart Energy Team (SENT).

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Australia.

    Austria

    Austria has expressed an interest in cooperating with NATO Allies and partners on several civilian issues, including areas such as civil emergency planning, disaster relief and prevention, and the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and related Resolutions. Austria has been engaged in several activities with the SPS Programme, sscientists and experts from Austria have participated in numerous workshops and activities.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Austria.

    Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan has several ongoing activities with the SPS Programme, leading areas for cooperation include Energy & Environmental Security and Disaster Forecast & Prevention. Azerbaijan has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1995.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities:

    Bahrain

    Bahrain is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) launched in 2004. The SPS Programme is open to all projects with Bahrain in line with SPS Key Priorities.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Bahrain.

    Belarus

    Belarus has completed several activities and has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1992, leading areas for cooperation have included Security-related Advanced Technology, Defence Against CBRN, and Environmental Security..

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Belarus.

    Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Bosnia & Herzegovina has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2007. National scientists and experts have been involved in several activities with the SPS Programme, leading areas for cooperation include Cyber Security and Advanced Technology.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Bosnia & Herzegovina.

    Colombia

    In December 2016, discussions with Colombia started on developing an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme to set out priority areas for dialogue and cooperation, and concluded successfully on 18 May 2017. The objectives of the partnership are to develop common approaches to global security challenges such as cyber security, maritime security, and terrorism and its links to organised crime; to support peace and security efforts including human security, and promoting the role of women in peace and security; and to build the capacities and capabilities of the Colombian armed forces. The SPS Programme is open to all activities with Colombia in line with SPS Key Priorities.

    To find out more about SPS cooperation with Colombia take a look at our country flyer

    Egypt

    Egypt is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD). At present, the leading areas for cooperation are Counter-Terrorism, and Mine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Clearance.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Egypt.

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    Finland

    Finland has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1994.
    Finland plays a role in one of the SPS Programme’s flagship activities: MODUM, TOWARDS THE MONITORING OF DUMPED MUNITIONS THREATS, which will establish a continuous monitoring and risk assessment system in the Baltic Sea to monitor munitions dumpsites.

    The NATO SPS Programme strongly welcomes future participation from Finland in future activities.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Finland.

    Georgia

    Georgia has several ongoing activities and has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1994, leading areas for cooperation include Counter-Terrorism, Defence Against CBRN and Disaster Forecast & Prevention.

    Take a look at our country flyer for some examples of ongoing and completed projects with the NATO SPS Programme with Georgia.

    Iraq

    Iraq was granted NATO partnership status in 2011 and has since played a leading role in a high profile counter-IED Science for Peace and Security activity. The SPS Programme welcomes future participation from scientists and experts from Iraq and to continue regular dialogue and cooperation in areas such as the fight against terrorism, cross-border organised crime and critical energy infrastructure protection.

    The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to scientists and experts from Iraq.

    Take a look at our country flyer for some examples of ongoing and completed projects with the NATO SPS Programme with Iraq.

    Ireland

    Ireland has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1991.
    Ireland has been involved in several activities with the SPS Programme, including cooperation on Cyber Security and Advanced Technology.

    The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to scientists and experts from Ireland.

    Take a look at our country flyer for some examples of ongoing and completed projects with the NATO SPS Programme with Ireland.

    Israel

    Israel is an active partner in the SPS Programme, and has several ongoing activities; leading areas for cooperation include Advanced Technology, Counter-Terrorism and Border and Port Security.

    The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to scientists and experts from Israel.

    Take a look at our country flyer for some examples of ongoing and completed projects with the NATO SPS Programme with Israel.

    Japan

    Japan is the longest-standing of NATO’s “partners across the globe”. Building on initial contacts in the early 1990s, dialogue on common security interests has become more regular and structured. The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to scientists and experts from Japan.

    Take a look at our country flyer for some examples of ongoing and completed projects with the NATO SPS Programme with Japan.

    Jordan

    Jordan is an active partner in the Science for Peace and Security Programme and has been actively engaged with SPS since 1998; leading areas for cooperation include Advanced Technology, Counter-Terrorism and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at our country flyer for some examples of ongoing and completed projects with the NATO SPS Programme with Jordan.

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    Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan is an active partner and has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993; the leading areas for cooperation include Environmental Security and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at our country flyer for some examples of ongoing and completed projects with the NATO SPS Programme with Kazakhstan.

    Kyrgyz Republic

    The Kyrgyz Republic is an active partner and has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993; leading areas for cooperation include Environmental Security and Counter Terrorism. The Alliance could expand its cooperation with Kyrgyzstan into other areas where cooperation would make a real difference.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving the Kyrgyz Republic take a look at our country flyer.

    Kuwait

    Kuwait is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) launched in 2004. The SPS Programme is open to all projects with Kuwait, in line with SPS Key Priorities

    Kuwait created their first Individual Partnership Cooperation Programme (IPCP) with NATO in 2014 highlighting a number of Key Priority areas.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Kuwait take a look at our country flyer.

    Malta

    Malta is a member of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) framework through which, it can help address new security threats and challenges, and contribute to international peace, security and stability. Malta has special expertise in international maritime law and search and rescue, and has cooperated through the SPS programme on Border and Port Security. To find out more about Malta's involvement with the SPS programme download our factsheet.

    Mauritania

    Mauritania is an active partner in the SPS Programme, and has several ongoing activities; leading areas for cooperation include Environmental Security and Disaster Forecast and Prevention of Natural Catastrophes.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Mauritania take a look at our country flyer.

    Moldova

    Moldova has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2012, and has several ongoing activities; leading areas for cooperation include Defence Against CBRN, Disaster Forecast & Prevention, and Cyber Defence.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Moldova take a look at our country flyer.

    Mongolia

    Mongolia is one of NATO's "Partners across the globe" and has several ongoing activities with the SPS Programme; leading areas for cooperation include Environmental Security and Cyber Defence. Mongolia has been actively engaged within the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2012.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Mongolia take a look at our country flyer.

    Morocco

    Morocco has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1999. Morocco is an active partner in the SPS Programme, and has several ongoing activities; the leading areas for cooperation include CBRN and Energy Security

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Morocco take a look at our country flyer.

    New Zealand

    NATO cooperates with partners across the globe on a bilateral basis, they share similar strategic concerns and key Alliance values. Within this framework, NATO and New Zealand have had regular contact since 2001. Cooperation and collaboration through the SPS Programme is open to scientists and experts from New Zealand. The SPS Programme is open to all activities with New Zealand in line with SPS Key Priorities.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving New Zealand take a look at our country flyer.

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    Pakistan

    NATO cooperates with Pakistan bilaterally as a Partner across the globe. Political dialogue and practical cooperation have expanded significantly with Pakistan, in particular on Afghanistan. Allied nations and Pakistan share a common interest in stability in the region. The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to scientists and experts from Pakistan.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Pakistan take a look at our country flyer.

    Qatar

    Qatar is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) launched in 2004.The SPS Programme is open to all projects with Qatar, in line with SPS Key Priorities.
    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Qatar take a look at our country flyer.

    Republic of Korea

    The Republic of Korea is one of NATO’s partners across the globe. Building on dialogue and cooperation developed since 2005, relations were deepened with the signature of an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme in September 2012.

    The new partnership programme approved in September 2012 promotes political dialogue and practical cooperation in a number of joint priority areas, including response to terrorism, multinational peace-support operations and cooperation under NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme.

    The SPS Programme is open to all activities with the Republic of Korea in line with SPS Key Priorities.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Pakistan take a look at our country flyer.

    Serbia

    Serbia has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2007.
    Serbia has several ongoing activities with the SPS Programme; leading areas for cooperation include Defence Against CBRN, Counter-Terrorism, and UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Serbia take a look at our country flyer.

    Sweden

    Sweden has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1991, and has been engaged in several activities; leading areas for cooperation include Energy Security, Regional Security, and Cyber Defence.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Sweden take a look at our country flyer.

    Switzerland

    Switzerland has been engaged in several activities with the SPS Programme. At present, the leading areas for cooperation include Cyber Security and Advanced Technology. Switzerland has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1990.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Switzerland take a look at our country flyer.

    Tajikistan

    Tajikistan is an active partner and has been engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1996; leading areas for cooperation include Environmental Security and Disaster Forecast & Prevention.

    To find out more about on-going and previous activities involving Tajikistan take a look at our country flyer.

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2006. National scientists and experts have been engaged in several activities within the SPS framework; leading areas for cooperation include Cyber Defence, Environmental Security, and Advanced Technology.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities:

    Tunisia

    Tunisia is an active partner in the SPS Programme, and has several ongoing activities; leading areas for cooperation include CBRN and Security-related Advanced Technology.

    Tunisia has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2001.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities:

    Turkmenistan

    Turkmenistan has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993. The SPS Programme is open to all activities with the Turkmenistan, in line with SPS Key Priorities.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Turkmenistan.

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    Ukraine

    Ukraine has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1994. Ukraine is one of the most active partners in the SPS Programme; leading areas for cooperation include Environmental Security, Defence against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Agents (CBRN), and Advanced Technology.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Ukraine.

    United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) launched in 2004. The ICI is a ‘two-way’ partnership, in which NATO seeks partners’ contribution for its success, through a regular consultation process; special emphasis is placed on practical cooperation. The SPS Programme is an excellent basis for such practical and concrete partnership activities.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with the UAE.

    Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan is an active partner with the SPS Programme; leading areas for cooperation include Energy Security, Environmental Security and Disaster Forecast & Prevention. Uzbekistan has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993.

    Take a look at our country flyer for examples of ongoing and completed SPS activities with Uzbekistan.

1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.