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Updated: 2 July 1999 Documents

 

Partnership Work Programme
for 2000-2001

Generic Section

The Generic Section of the PWP defines the objectives to be pursued in all the areas of PfP cooperation for the two subsequent years. These objectives will serve as guidance for NATO and nations for their proposals of PWP specific activities.


Table of Contents:
  1. Air Defence Related Matters (ADF)
  2. Airspace Management/Control (ASM)
  3. Consultation, Command and Control, including Consultation, Command and Control, Including Communications and Information Systems, Navigation and Identification Systems, Interoperability Aspects, Procedures and Terminology (C3)
  4. Civil Emergency Planning (CEP)
  5. Crisis Management (CRM)
  6. Democratic Control of Forces and Defence Structures (DCF)
  7. Defence Planning, Budgeting and Resource Management (DPB)
  8. Planning, Organization and Management of National Defence Procurement Programmes and International Cooperation in the Armaments Field (DPM)
  9. Defence Policy and Strategy (DPS)
  10. Planning, Organization and Management of National Defence Research and Technology (DRT)
  11. Military Geography (GEO)
  12. Language Training (LNG)
  13. Consumer Logistics (LOG)
  14. Medical Services (MED)
  15. Meteorological Support for NATO/Partner Forces
  16. Military Infrastructure (MIF)
  17. Political and Defence Efforts Against NBC Proliferation (NBC)
  18. Conceptual, Planning and Operational Aspects of Peacekeeping (PKG)
  19. Operational, Materiel and Administrative Aspects of Standardization (STD)
  20. Military Exercises and Related Training Activities (TEX)
  21. Military Education, Training and Doctrine (TRD)


  1. Air Defence Related Matters (ADF)
  2. Scope/Objectives

    • Harmonisation of air defence concepts, procedures, and terminology.
    • Promote the development of compatible mechanisms and procedures for dealing with potential emergencies and close border air movements.
    • Support training and planning of air exercises.
    • Provide assistance in the development of viable national air defence structures on the basis of NADC coordinated bilateral programmes and through analytical studies.
    • Support Partner efforts to achieve interoperability including aircraft identification systems, air transportation of air defence equipment, air-to-air refuelling.

    Activities

    • Meetings of the NATO Air Defence Committee (NADC) with Partners.
    • Seminars, workshops and expert visits on air defence matters under the auspices of the NADC.
    • Meetings with Partner air defence representatives (PADREPS) at NATO HQ.
    • Provision of relevant NATO documentation developed by the NADC.
    • Development of detailed work plans with individual Partners based on IPP inputs through fact-finding meetings.
    • Static tests for loading over-sized air defence equipment into long haul transport aircraft and air-to-air refuelling.

    Primary Responsibility:
    NADC

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (Defence Support Division)
    International Military Staff, MNCs

  3. Airspace Management/Control (ASM)
  4. Scope/Objectives

    • Promote development of effective civil/military coordination of air traffic management.
    • Coordination of airspace requirements for multinational air exercises.
    • Support Partner efforts to achieve interoperability in air communication, navigation and airspace surveillance systems.
    • Development of standard procedures for air traffic management for peacekeeping operations.
    • Support efforts to implement ICAO-standard SSR transponder systems on Partner state aircraft.

    Activities

    • Meetings of the NATO Air Traffic Management Committee (NATMC) and subordinate bodies with Partners.
    • Seminars, workshops and expert visits under the auspices of the NATMC.
    • Meetings of the NATMC points of contact at NATO HQ.
    • Dialogue with individual Partners on implementation of IPPs in the field of airspace management.
    • Provision of relevant NATO documentation.

    Primary Responsibility:
    NATMC

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (Defence Support Division)
    International Military Staff - MNCs

  5. Consultation, Command and Control, including Consultation, Command and Control, Including Communications and Information Systems, Navigation and Identification Systems, Interoperability Aspects, Procedures and Terminology (C3)
  6. Scope/Objectives

    • Support the achievement of standardisation to the level of interoperability of communications and information systems in support of Consultation, Command and Control.
    • Familiarise Partners with Communications and Information Systems (CIS) policy and concepts for the planning, engineering, implementation, operation and maintenance of strategic and tactical communication and information systems.
    • Harmonise radio spectrum utilisation and support NATO Allies at World Radio Conferences (WRC).
    • Improve skills in using modern information technologies.

    Activities

    • Meetings, workshops, symposia and conferences of the NATO C3 Board and its civil and military subordinate bodies with Partners.
    • Expert visits to assist in planning, engineering and implementation of CIS and in the organisation of operation and maintenance of these systems.
    • Provision of relevant NATO CIS/navigation/ identification documentation developed under the auspices of the NATO C3 Board.
    • Dialogue with individual Partners on military frequency allocations, spectrum harmonisation and NATO views on WRC topics with impact on NATO military frequency applications.
    • Development of procedures for CIS planning with Partners, together with supporting tools and collection of planning data.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software, specific training and development of educational modules.
    • Courses at the NATO CIS School, Latina (IT).

    Primary Responsibility:
    NATO C3 Board

    Staff Support:
    NATO HQ C3 Staff -MNCs

  7. Civil Emergency Planning (CEP)
  8. Scope/Objectives

    • Promote the development of appropriate legislative arrangements for emergency planning structures under civil and democratic control.
    • Promote safety and protection of the population through the development of professional skills in order to:
      • assess risks, prevent emergencies, improve response and facilitate recovery;
      • elaborate civil aspects of crisis management; and
      • further civil-military cooperation.
    • Promote regional self-sufficiency through the development of bi-lateral and multi-lateral civil crisis management arrangements between nations, including:
      • timely exchange of information on disaster preparedness and exchange of relevant data in the event of a disaster; and
      • development of CEP agreements for mutual assistance, joint exercises and simplified border crossing arrangements
    • Promote planning for the best use of state (civil and military) and privately owned resources in an emergency.
    • Promote practical cooperation and interoperability in CEP and disaster preparedness and in particular the development of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Capability.
    • Improve the use of modern information technology for CEP training and operation.

    Activities:

    • Exchange of information and documentation developed under the auspices of the SCEPC and Planning Boards and committees.
    • Exchange of experience and lessons learned from actual recent disaster responses.
    • Expert contacts and team visits under the auspices of the SCEPC and Planning Boards and committees.
    • Participation in meetings of the SCEPC and Planning Boards and committees as authorised by the SCEPC.
    • CEP and CEP/CIMIC seminars, courses, workshops and exercises.
    • Participation in elements of the Civil Emergency Planning and Review Cycle.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software, specific training and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    SCEPC

    Staff Support:
    International Staff:
    • SILCEP
    • DPAO/Crisis Management and Operations Directorate
      MNCs

  9. Crisis Management (CRM)
  10. Scope/Objectives

    • Promote cooperation in crisis management.
    • Promote enhancement of crisis management capabilities under democratic control;
    • Improve skills in using modern information technologies for CRM training and operation.

    Activities:

    • Involve Partners in relevant aspects of NATO Crisis Management Exercises (CMX).
    • On a case-by-case basis, meetings of the COEC with Partners to discuss crisis management topics of mutual interest.
    • Special briefings at NATO HQ and in capitals.
    • Expert teams.
    • Technical advice on the organisation and operations of situation and operation centres.
    • Participation in courses, seminars, and workshops;
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software, specific training and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    COEC

    Staff Support:
    • International Staff (DPAO: Council Operations Section and SITCEN, Crisis Management and Operations Directorate).
    • International Military Staff (C&RS Division)

  11. Democratic Control of Forces and Defence Structures (DCF)
  12. Scope/Objectives

    • Provide for further discussion with Partners on such concepts as:
      • The seat of authority: constitutional and legal checks and balances in the security and defence fields;
      • The process of interaction between Government, Parliament and the armed forces; parliamentary oversight of decision-making in defence;
      • Defence reform: reconciling military culture and tradition with the restructuring of the defence establishment;
      • The need for military's political neutrality; participation of the military in political life;
      • The role of the media and of independent civilian expertise on security;
      • Military training and the use of military forces to support civilian authorities.
    • Encourage defence and security related education for civilian cadres and staff in Government and Parliament.
    • Encourage the development of balanced civil-military relations including the military's role and image in a democratic civic society and the role of conscription if any.
    • Discuss progress in the implementation of the OSCE Code of Conduct.
    • Exchange information on concepts of defence structures such as:
      • The structure, organisation and roles of a Defence Ministry in a democratic society and civil-military interface in a Defence Ministry;
      • The structure and organisation of the armed forces (including command structures) in a democratic society;
      • The role of Reserve Forces and Mobilisation;
      • Other Personnel issues under a system of balanced civil-military relations.
    • Improve the use of modern information technology for the access to and provision of free flow DPS information.

    Activities:

    • Participation in PMSC+ brainstorming sessions on Civil-Military Relations/Democratic Control of Forces.
    • Participation in 19+1 meetings of the PMSC to discuss issues of mutual interest in the field of Civil-Military Relations/Democratic Control of Forces with interested Partners.
    • Expert teams.
    • Participation in courses, seminars, and workshops.
    • Lectures at NATO and Partner educational institutions.
    • Other types of activities as might be agreed upon on a case-by-case basis.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software, specific training and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    PMSC

    Staff Support:
    International Staff: PA and DPAO divisions.
    NMAs

  13. Defence Planning, Budgeting and Resource Management (DPB)
  14. Scope/Objectives

    • Promotion of effective defence planning and budgeting processes under democratic control.
    • Promotion of efficient and effective force structures that are interoperable with those of NATO and of NATO countries in areas agreed under Partnership for Peace.
    • Promotion of transparency in defence planning and budgeting between and among PfP Partners and the Alliance.
    • Improve the use of modern information technology for the access to, and provision of, free flow DPB information.

    Activities

    • Provision of advice on force structures and planning requirements through release of technical information and expert visits.
    • Provision of advice on interoperability with the Alliance through information exchange and development of mechanisms to foster enhancement of interoperability.
    • Exchange of information on national defence planning and budgeting systems in use by NATO nations.
    • Use of the PARP as a framework for a bilateral exchange of information between Partners and the Alliance on defence planning and budgeting issues related to PARP as well as wider PfP activities.
    • Further development of the PARP to increase and enhance transparency in defence planning and budgeting.
    • Provision of information to Partners on the level of information on defence planning and budgeting exchanged between participating Alliance nations by making the NATO Defence Planning Questionnaire available upon request.
    • Organisation of workshops on defence planning and budgeting.
    • Lectures at NATO and Partner educational institutions.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software, specific training and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    PMSC

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (DPAO) - NMAs

  15. Planning, Organization and Management of National Defence Procurement Programmes and International Cooperation in the Armaments Field (DPM)
  16. Scope/Objectives:

    • Make NATO and Partner forces increasingly compatible operationally.
    • Promote the development and implementation of effective and transparent governmental structures, organisations and procedures for defence equipment procurement.
    • Exchange information and expertise on defence procurement planning systems and project management concepts.
    • Enhance Partners understanding of and contribution to the process of requirements formulation and validation practised by NATO allies.
    • Gradually involve Partners in the NATO process by which two or more nations develop together a defence equipment item.
    • Provide a forum for a defence industrial dialogue on issues affecting international collaborative programmes.

    Activities:

    • Meetings of the CNAD and subordinate bodies with Partners.
    • Partner participation in CNAD Partnership Groups on a permanent basis.
    • Expanded Partner participation in the regular meetings of the NATO Army, Navy and Air Force Armaments Groups and certain of their sub-structures and technical information exchange on operational requirements and defence systems design concepts.
    • Partner participation in the work of selected NATO Project Offices (e.g. NATO Continuous Acquisition and Life Cycle support Office) on a case by case basis.
    • Seminars, symposia, workshops and expert visits under the auspices of the CNAD.
    • Participation in Partnership Armaments Cooperation Projects.
    • Participation in the "industrial dialogue" with partners sponsored by the NATO Industrial Advisory Group, including participation in selected pre-feasibility studies open to Partners.
    • Provision of relevant NATO documentation, developed under the CNAD, including APs, STANAGs etc…
    • Dialogue and development of detailed work plans with individual Partners based on, for instance, IPP inputs.

    Primary Responsibility:
    CNAD

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (Defence Support Division)

  17. Defence Policy and Strategy (DPS)
  18. Scope/Objectives Familiarise Partners in:

    • Conceptual aspects of Defence Policy (components, national responsibilities for its development, relationship to National Security Policy, relationship between National and Alliance Defence Policy).
    • Conceptual aspects of Military Strategy (components, national responsibilities for its development, relationship to National Security Policy, relationship between National Strategy and Alliance Strategic Concept).
    • Transformation of a Military Strategy into Plans and Concepts;
    • Improve the use of modern information technology for the access to and provision of free flow DPS information.

    Activities:

    • Participation in PMSC+ brainstorming sessions in Defence Policy and Strategy.
    • Participation in 19+1 meetings of the PMSC to discuss issues of mutual interest in the field of Defence Policy and Strategy with interested Partners.
    • Expert teams.
    • Participation in courses, seminars, and workshops.
    • Lectures at NATO and Partner educational institutions.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software, specific training and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    PMSC
    Staff Support:
    International Staff (DPAO division)
    NMAs

  19. Planning, Organization and Management of National Defence Research and Technology (DRT)
  20. Scope/Objectives:

    • Promote the development and implementation of effective governmental structures, organisations and procedures for the management of defence research and technology development.
    • Exchange information and expertise on national policies, plans and priorities for defence research and technology.
    • Familiarise Partners with NATO structures to promote international cooperation in defence research and technology.
    • Facilitation of access to information and promotion of free flow of information.

    Activities:

    • Meetings of the CNAD / Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and subordinate bodies with Partners.
    • Participation in RTO, NC3A and SACLANT Centre technical programmes, and activities.
    • Seminars, symposia and expert visits under the auspices of the CNAD, NC3A, SACLANT Centre and RTO.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software, specific training and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    Research and Technology Organisation (RTO)

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (RTO Technology Studies and Coordination Office)
    International Military Staff - MNCs

  21. Military Geography (GEO)
  22. Scope/Objectives

    • Improve dialogue between NATO and Partners on general military mapping/charting and geodesy issues.
    • Familiarise Partners with geographic support procedures within NATO.
    • Establish guidelines for coordinated and consistent geographic support to NATO and Partner forces in peace support operations and exercises.

    Activities

    • NATO/PfP Geographic Conference (NPGC).
    • Sub-working Groups of the NPGC.
    • Participation, as appropriate, in the Geodesy and Geophysics Working Group (G&GWG).
    • Participation, as appropriate, in the Inter-service Geographic Working Party (IGBO) of MAS.
    • Participation, as appropriate, in the Digital Geographic Information Working Group.
    • Seminars, Workshops which address specific topics, as well as courses at NATO School, Oberammergau.

    Primary Responsibility:
    NATO Geographic Conference
    Staff Support:
    SHAPE Geographic Staff Officer,
    Military Agency for Standardisation.

  23. Language Training (LNG)
  24. Scope/Objectives

    • Enhance NATO language skills of selected Partner MOD and military personnel.
    • Enhance the capability of Partner military personnel, selected for NATO-led PfP Operations, to conduct operational communications and to communicate in an official NATO language.
    • Increase the knowledge of local NATO language instructors in teaching methodology and NATO terminology.
    • Increase the NATO language skills of Partner experts in the field of NATO technical and standardisation terminology, as well as other specialised terminology.
    • Improve collaboration between NATO and Partner language training institutions in order to use available capabilities in an efficient way.
    • Enhance the use of modern information technologies for language training.

    Activities:

    • Participation in language courses.
    • "Train the trainer" programmes.
    • Coordination of NATO language training activities through the Bureau of International Language Coordination (BILC) in cooperation with the PCC.
    • Information exchange on NATO language training included in PMSC clearing house meetings.
    • Operational language programme.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    International Military Staff/C&RS Division, Military Cooperation Working Group

    Staff Support:
    Bureau of International Language Coordination (BILC)
    Partnership Coordination Cell

  25. Consumer Logistics (LOG)
  26. Scope/Objectives

    • Familiarise Partners in NATO concepts, policies, doctrine and procedures for:
      • storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of material;
      • transport of personnel;
      • acquisition of services;
      • medical and health service support;
      • logistic reporting.
    • Familiarise Partners in NATO management of fuels, lubricants, petroleum handling equipment and pipeline systems.
    • Familiarise Partners with the logistic support provided by the NATO Maintenance and Supply Organisation.
    • Promote the development of logistic interoperability between NATO and Partners in the field of peace support operations.
    • Provide advice and technical assistance to Partners related to the implementation of PfP Interoperability Objectives /Partnership Goals.
    • Support the provision of logistic documentation and training.
    • Promote Partner involvement in the development of multinational logistics capabilities in support of peace support operations.
    • Improve skills in using modern logistic information technologies such as the Logistics Functional Area Sub-System and, the NATO Codification system.

    Activities:

    Under the auspices of the SNLC:

    • Participation in meetings of the SNLC and subordinate bodies.
    • Development of the Partnership Work Programme.
    • Assistance to Partners in implementing their Individual Partnership Programmes and Interoperability Objectives/ Partnership Goals.
    • Technical assistance and exchange of information (co-ordination of requests for teams, publications, and other assistance).
    • Logistic training including the establishment of logistic courses for partnership logisticians.
    • Logistics peace support operations planning.
    • Logistics peace support operations exercises.
    • Expert visits, meetings, workshops and symposia.
    • Cooperation in developing logistic interoperability in peacekeeping operations.
    • NAMSA technical support as authorised by NAC and the NAMSO Board of Directors.

    Under the auspices of the NPC:

    • Participation in meetings of the NPC and subordinate bodies.
    • Exchange experience and information on petroleum pipeline operation and maintenance including environmental concerns.
    • Cooperation in developing interoperability for fuels and petroleum handling equipment in support of peace support operations.
    • Expert visits, workshops, symposia and courses.
    • Development of the Partnership Work Programme.
    • Assistance to Partners in implementing their Individual Partnership Programmes and Interoperability Objectives/Partnership Goals.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    SNLC and NPC

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (SILCEP)
    International Military Staff (L, A&R Division) - MNCs - MSCs

  27. Medical Services (MED)
  28. Scope/Objectives

    • Improve dialogue between NATO and Partners on general medical and military medical issues.
    • Familiarise with medical procedures, philosophies, equipment and material in NATO countries.
    • Evaluate medical capabilities in order to determine the degree of measures for achieving the required level of standardisation for operations agreed under PfP.
    • Familiarise Partners with medical functions of logistics

    Activities:

    • Under the auspices of COMEDS: participation in meetings of subordinate specialised bodies of the Committee of Chief of Medical Services in NATO and COMEDS/PfP meetings.
    • Under the auspices of ACE medical Advisor's Office: participation in the NATO/PfP medical planner's course.
    • Under the auspices of the Joint Medical Committee: participation in activities of the Joint Medical Committee.
    • Assistance and exchange of information.
    • Exchange of medical officers, lecturers and students.

    Primary Responsibility:
    SCEPC (JMC), COMEDS,
    ACE Medical Advisor's Office

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (SILCEP division)
    International Military Staff (L, A&R Division) - MNCs

  29. Meteorological Support for NATO/Partner Forces
  30. Scope/Objectives

    • Establish framework for coordination and consistency of meteorological support to NATO/Partner forces in peace support exercises and operations.
    • Improve forecast quality/accuracy to forces in the field through exchange of observations, forecasts, weather warnings, climatological information, and improved techniques.
    • Ensure optimum level of flight safety, maritime safety, and land forces safety through common briefing practices, timely weather warnings, and data exchange.

    Activities:

    • Participation in Military Committee Meteorological Group meetings with Partners.
    • Exchange of forecasters and staff-level visits.
    • Assistance and exchange of information.
    • Provision of documents and other written material.

    Primary Responsibility:
    Military Committee Meteorological Group

    Staff Support:
    International Military Staff (Operations Division)
    MNCs

  31. Military Infrastructure (MIF)
  32. Scope/Objectives

    • Establish contacts at expert level between NATO International Staff and Partners to exchange information on infrastructure related matters.
    • Provide assistance to Partners in the development of organisational structures to support and manage military infrastructure programmes.
    • Review and assess infrastructure facilities offered by Partners with respect to their suitability for use in the context of interoperability objectives.
    • Provide expert assistance in project development for correction of capability shortfalls impairing interoperability objectives and/or adaptation to appropriate NATO standards.

    Activities:

    • Expert's contacts and team visits.
    • Workshops and seminars with support from NIS and member nations infrastructure experts.
    • On-site evaluation and engineering support through NATO Infrastructure experts.

    Primary Responsibility:
    Infrastructure Committee

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (SILCEP Division)

  33. Political and Defence Efforts Against NBC Proliferation (NBC)
  34. Scope/Objectives

    • Improve dialogue between NATO and Partners on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery means;
    • Familiarise Partners with the Alliance's political and defence efforts against NBC proliferation;
    • Improve national capabilities for NBC detection and individual protection of military personnel.

    Activities

    • Taking into account the parameters of the WMD Initiative launched at the Washington Summit, briefings or seminars under the auspices of the Senior Politico-Military Group on Proliferation (SGP) and the Senior Defence Group on Proliferation (DGP);
    • Appropriate NBC Defence courses at NATO School, Oberammergau.

    Primary Responsibility:
    Senior Politico-Military Group on Proliferation (SGP)
    Senior Defence Group on Proliferation (DGP)

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (PA and DPAO Divisions)
    International Military Staff
    SHAPE (NATO School Oberammergau)

  35. Conceptual, Planning and Operational Aspects of Peacekeeping (PKG)
  36. Scope/Objectives

    • Improvement of conceptual understanding with respect to the interrelationships between political, military, civil and humanitarian dimensions of peacekeeping.
    • Development of conceptual issues including logistics, training, financial, legal, public and community relations, civilian organisation/military coordination (e.g. ICRC) and command and control.
    • Improvement of interoperability in the field of peacekeeping.
    • Identification of the generic and specific training and education requirements of non-military personnel involved in peacekeeping operations.
    • Exchange of experience and development of lessons learned from peacekeeping operations.
    • Development of common procedures and rules of engagement, and consideration of equipment-related issues.
    • Mine awareness and de-mining training.
    • Develop knowledge and understanding of the legal parameters covering peacekeeping, peace enforcement and other peace support operations.
    • Exchange of views and experience of military lawyers and judges with regard to the prosecution of serious violations of international conventions, laws and customs applicable in peacekeeping, peace enforcement and other peace support operations.
    • Foster mutual understanding for the role and mandate of the various military and humanitarian actors in an environment of complex emergency.
    • Promote and disseminate knowledge and understanding of international humanitarian law and action, particularly on treaty and customary law applicable in peacekeeping, peace enforcement and other peace support operations.

    Activities:

    • Expert briefings, expert groups.
    • Committee discussion involving national, UN, OSCE, NATO staff.
    • Participation in courses, seminars, and workshops in NATO and in PfP Partner training and academic institutions.
    • Seminars and workshops on the law applicable in peacekeeping, peace enforcement and other peace support operations for military commanders and experts at various levels.
    • Workshops involving key military and humanitarian staffs.
    • Seminars and workshops on the law applicable in peacekeeping, peace enforcement and other peace support operations for officers active in training of the armed forces.
    • Creation of a database of relevant training instruments and publications, inventory of public and private information sources with a view to creating synergies.

    Primary Responsibility:
    PMSC
    PMSC/Ad Hoc Group on Cooperation in Peacekeeping

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (PA and DPAO Divisions)
    NMAs

  37. Operational, Materiel and Administrative Aspects of Standardization (STD)
  38. Scope/Objectives:

    • Familiarisation with NATO process for operational, materiel and administrative standardisation.
    • Assist Partners in establishing national governmental structures, organisations, and procedures for standardisation, which are compatible with those of NATO nations.
    • Assist Partners in identifying and implementing NATO standards in agreed areas of PfP cooperation.
    • Provide advice and technical assistance to Partners related to the implementation of PfP Interoperability Objectives.

    Activities:

    • Meetings of the CNAD, MAS, NATO C3 Board and their subordinate bodies with Partners.
    • Expert assistance and information exchange on aspects of standardisation under the auspices of the CNAD, MAS, NATO C3 Board and Office of NATO Standardisation.
    • Provision of relevant NATO documentation, including STANAGs and Allied Publications, developed under the CNAD, MAS, and NATO C3 Board.

    Primary Responsibility:
    CNAD, NATO C3 Board, MAS, ONS

    Staff Support:
    International Staff (Defence Support Division)
    International Military Staff (L, A&R Division)

  39. Military Exercises and Related Training Activities (TEX)
  40. Scope/Objectives

    • Improve and evaluate training of unit staffs for multinational formations and of staff officers for integration into multinational staffs and headquarters for peace support, search and rescue and humanitarian operations and others that may be agreed.
    • Familiarise with political-military interaction and crisis management techniques and responses in a simulated operational environment.
    • Enhance collaboration in the development, application and refinement of command and control arrangements, including staff procedures and military and public information.
    • Apply and refine combined and joint operational procedures, including tactics, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Rules of Engagement (ROE), logistics and communications.
    • Validate and refine relevant Interoperability Objectives for those Partners participating in PARP.
    • Increase mutual understanding, interoperability and cooperation among Allied and Partner nation forces.
    • Develop common understanding and interoperability in the field of civil-military cooperation, including training and exercises.
    • Improve skills in using modern information technologies.

    Activities:

    • Peace support exercises and related training.
    • PCC annual conference.
    • Exercise Planning Conferences.
    • Exercise Study Periods, workshops and seminars.
    • Courses and temporary dispatches of instructors and expert teams.
    • Military Exercises.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    Military Committee, MNCs, MCWG

    Staff Support:
    International Military Staff (Operations Division)
    Partnership Coordination Cell

  41. Military Education, Training and Doctrine (TRD)
  42. Scope/Objectives

    • Establish a baseline of common knowledge, skills and experience for enhancing cooperative military relations.
    • Familiarise with and harmonise armed forces' concepts, doctrines, procedures and structures, including the military's role in state and society.
    • Improve the capabilities for the development and application of common doctrines and procedures for military education and training, including fields such as, crisis management and environmental issues.
    • Encourage self-education and training in order to assist Partners in establishing and maintaining a system which gradually provides their armed forces with a capability of operating with NATO.
    • Establish tools for achieving and evaluating operational interoperability.
    • Develop common understanding and interoperability in the field of civil-military cooperation, including training and exercises.
    • Improve skills in using modern information technologies for training and education.

    Activities:

    • Exchange of lecturers between NATO and Partner civilian and military institutions.
    • Temporary dispatch of instructors and expert teams.
    • High-level and staff-level visits.
    • Provision of documents and other written material.
    • Coordination of national training activities under the auspices of the NTG.
    • ACE NATO/PfP Staff Officers Course.
    • Participation in courses, seminars, and workshops.
    • Provision, including through national expert visits, of adapted modern information technology software and development of educational modules.

    Primary Responsibility:
    MC (IMS, NTG, NDC, MCWG), MNCs (NS(S))

    Staff Support:
    International Military Staff (C&RS Division)
    MNCs
    Partnership Coordination Cell