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Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme

SPS cooperation with partners

The SPS Programme brings together experts and scientists from NATO and partner countries to jointly address security-related issues of common concern along the lines of civil science, technology and innovation.

Take a look at our country flyers for examples of SPS activities involving partners from all of NATO’s partnership frameworks.

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     Afghanistan

    NATO and Afghanistan reaffirmed their long-term bond in 2010 with the signing of a Declaration on Enduring Partnership, which provides a political framework for future enhanced cooperation. The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme supports these efforts through civil science-based cooperation to develop technological and scientific solutions to security-related problems.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Afghanistan.

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    Algeria

    Algeria is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) partnership framework, which it joined in 2000. At present, the leading areas for cooperation with Algeria through the framework of the SPS Programme are Counter-Terrorism, Security-related Advanced Technology, and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Algeria.

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    Armenia Armenia

    Armenia has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993. Recent SPS activities involving Armenia have addressed the SPS Key Priorities of Defence against CBRN Agents, Counter-Terrorism and Environmental Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Armenia.

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    Australia Australia

    Australia actively cooperates with NATO through the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. In recent years, SPS activities involving Australia have focused on the SPS Key Priorities of Human and Social Aspects of Security, Security-related Advanced Technology, Counter-Terrorism, and Energy Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Australia.

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    Austria Austria

    Austria has been engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1991. Over the past few years, Austria has been involved in several activities with the SPS Programme, primarily in the areas of Counter-Terrorism and Environmental Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Austria.

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    Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1995. Recent leading areas for cooperation include Cyber Defence, Counter-Terrorism, and Disaster Forecasting and Prevention.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Azerbaijan.

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    Bahrain Bahrain

    Bahrain is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partnership framework, which was launched in 2004. The SPS Programme is open to all activities with Bahrain in line with the SPS Key Priorities and the partnership objectives set out in the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) between NATO and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Bahrain.

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    Belarus Belarus

    Belarus has been actively engaged in the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1992. Leading areas of cooperation in recent activities with Belarus have included Security-related Advanced Technology, Defence against CBRN Agents, and Environmental Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Belarus.

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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Scientists and experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina have been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2007. At present, leading areas of cooperation through the framework of the SPS Programme include Counter-Terrorism, Mine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Clearance, and Security-related Advanced Technology.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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    Colombia Colombia

    In December 2016, NATO began discussions with Colombia to develop an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) to set out priority areas for dialogue and cooperation. The objectives of the agreed IPCP are to develop common approaches to global security challenges such as Cyber Security, Maritime Security, and Counter-Terrorism and its links to organised crime; to support peace and security efforts including human security; to promote the role of women in peace and security; and to build the capacities and capabilities of the Colombian Armed Forces.

    In pursuit of these objectives, the first practical cooperation activity between NATO and Colombia took place in 2019 through the framework of the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Colombia.

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    Egypt Egypt

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

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Egypt.

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    Finland Finland

    Finland has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1994. At present, the leading areas for cooperation through the framework of the SPS Programme include Counter-Terrorism, Cyber Defence, Security-related Advanced Technology and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Finland.

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    Georgia Georgia

    Georgia has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1994. In recent activities involving Georgia, leading areas of cooperation included Security-related Advanced Technology, Counter-Terrorism, and Human and Social Aspects of Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Georgia.

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    Iraq Iraq

    NATO’s commitment to developing a long-term relationship with Iraq was affirmed in April 2011 when Iraq became an official NATO partner nation. In the framework of the Defence and Related Security Capacity Building (DCB) Initiative package for Iraq, SPS contributed to enhancing the Iraqi security forces’ capacity for clearance of Improvised Explosive Devices. The SPS Programme welcomes the participation of scientists and experts from Iraq in its activities.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Iraq.

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    Ireland Ireland

    Ireland has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1991. In recent years, Ireland has been involved in several activities through the framework of the SPS Programme, addressing the SPS Key Priorities of Human and Social Aspects of Security, Counter-Terrorism, and Support for NATO-led Operations.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Ireland.

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    Israel Israel

    Israel has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1996. Leading areas for cooperation include Security-related Advanced Technology, Counter-Terrorism, Cyber Defence and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Israel.

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    Japan Japan

    Japan is one of a range of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area – often referred to as “Partners across the Globe” (PaG) – with which NATO is developing relations. Building on initial contacts in the early 1990s, dialogue on common security interests has become more regular and structured.  Cooperation within the framework of NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has focused on several SPS Key Priorities, including Counter-Terrorism, Defence against CBRN Agents, Cyber Defence, Security-related Advanced Technology, and Human and Social Aspects of Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Japan.

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    Jordan Jordan

    Jordan has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1998. Leading areas for cooperation include Mine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Clearance, Cyber Defence, and Border Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Jordan.

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    Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993. Kazakhstan has been involved in a number of SPS activities, focusing on the Key Priorities of Environmental Security, Counter-Terrorism, and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Kazakhstan.

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    Kuwait Kuwait

    Kuwait is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partnership framework, which was launched in 2004. The SPS Programme is open to all activities with Kuwait in line with SPS Key Priorities and the partnership objectives set out in the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) between NATO and Kuwait.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Kuwait.

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    Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyz Republic

    The Kyrgyz Republic has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993. Leading areas for cooperation have included Environmental Security, Cyber Defence, and Counter-Terrorism. The SPS Programme is open to new activities involving the Kyrgyz Republic.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Kyrgyz Republic.

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    Malta Malta

    Malta is a member of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) framework and is actively engaged with NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Most recently, Malta has been involved in several SPS Programme activities addressing the SPS Key Priorities of Security-Related Advanced Technology and Cyber Defence.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Malta.

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    Mauritania Mauritania

    Mauritania has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2007. Leading areas for cooperation have included Security-related Advanced Technology, Environmental Security, as well as Disaster Forecasting and Prevention of Natural Catastrophes.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Mauritania.

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    Mongolia Mongolia

    Mongolia is one of a range of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area – often referred to as “Partners across the Globe” (PaG) – with which NATO is developing relations. It has been actively engaged within the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2012, taking part in activities addressing the SPS Key Priorities of Environmental Security and Cyber Defence.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Mongolia.

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    Morocco Morocco

    Morocco has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1999. At present, leading areas for cooperation with Morocco through the framework of the SPS Programme include Cyber Defence, Defence against CBRN Agents, and Human and Social Aspects of Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Morocco.

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    New Zealand New Zealand

    New Zealand has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme by taking part in cooperative activities addressing the SPS Key Priorities of Environmental Security, Cyber Defence, and Counter-Terrorism. The SPS Programme is open to all activities with New Zealand, in line with Allied political guidance established via the SPS Key Priorities and the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) between NATO and New Zealand.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with New Zealand.

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    Pakistan Pakistan

    NATO cooperates with Pakistan and a number of countries that are not part of its regional partnership  frameworks. Often referred to as “Partners across the Globe” (PaG), these countries develop cooperation with NATO in areas of mutual interest, including emerging security challenges. In the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, cooperation with Pakistan has focused primarily on the SPS Key Priority of Security-relevant Advanced Technology. The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to new collaborations with scientists and experts from Pakistan.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Pakistan.

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    Qatar Qatar

    Qatar is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partnership framework, which was launched in 2004. Leading areas of cooperation with the SPS Programme include Cyber Defence and Security-related Advanced Technology.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Qatar.

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    Republic of Korea Republic of Korea

    The Republic of Korea is one of a range of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area – often referred to as “Partners across the Globe” (PaG) – with which NATO is developing relations. Building on dialogue and cooperation since 2005, relations deepened with the signature of the first Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) between NATO and the Republic of Korea in September 2012.

    The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is open to new collaborations with scientists and experts from the Republic of Korea. At present, the leading areas for cooperation within the framework of the SPS Programme include Cyber Defence, Security-related Advanced Technology and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with the Republic of Korea.

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    Republic of Moldova Republic of Moldova

    The Republic of Moldova has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2012. At present, the leading areas for cooperation with the Republic of Moldova include Cyber Defence, Security-related Advanced Technology, Defence against CBRN Agents, and Counter-Terrorism.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with the Republic of Moldova.

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    Serbia Serbia

    Serbia has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 2007. In recent years, SPS activities involving Serbia have addressed the SPS Key Priorities of Defence against CBRN Agents, Counter-Terrorism, Cyber Defence, Security-related Advanced Technology, Human and Social Aspects of Security, Border and Port Security, and Energy and Environmental Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Serbia.

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    Sweden Sweden

    Sweden has been actively engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1991. At present, the primary areas for cooperation with Sweden through the framework of the SPS Programme are Counter-Terrorism, Defence against CBRN Agents, and Environmental Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Sweden.

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    Switzerland Switzerland

    Switzerland has been actively involved in the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1990. At present, cooperation with Switzerland is primarily addressing the SPS Key Priorities of Counter-Terrorism, Defence against CBRN  Agents, and Security-related Advanced Technology.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Switzerland.

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    Tajikistan Tajikistan

    Tajikistan has been engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1996. In recent years, leading areas for cooperation between Tajikistan and the SPS Programme have included Environmental Security and Disaster Forecasting and Prevention. The SPS Programme is open to new collaborations with scientists and experts from Tajikistan.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Tajikistan.

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    Tunisia Tunisia

    Tunisia is engaged with the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and NATO through the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) partnership framework, and has been actively involved in SPS Programme activities since 2001. At present, the leading areas for cooperation with Tunisia include Cyber Defence, Defence against CBRN Agents, Energy Security, and Human and Social Aspects of Security.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Tunisia.

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    Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

    Turkmenistan has been engaged with the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993. In the past, cooperative activities between SPS and Turkmenistan have contributed to enhancing internet connectivity for academic communities in Turkmenistan and other countries in Central Asia. The SPS Programme is open to new collaborations with scientists and experts from Turkmenistan, in line with SPS Key Priorities.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Turkmenistan.

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    Ukraine Ukraine

    Ukraine has been actively engaged in the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1994. In 2019, Ukraine was the largest beneficiary of the SPS Programme, with a total of 28 ongoing SPS activities being led by Ukrainian scientists and experts. In recent activities involving Ukraine, leading areas of cooperation included Security-related Advanced Technology, Defence against CBRN Agents and Counter-Terrorism.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Ukraine.

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    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is engaged with the SPS Programme and NATO through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partnership framework, which was launched in 2004. Recent SPS activities involving the UAE addressed the SPS Key Priorities of Human and Social Aspects of Security and Defence against CBRN Agents.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with the United Arab Emirates.

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    Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan has been engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme since 1993. Recent SPS activities involving Uzbekistan addressed the SPS Key Priorities of Security-related Advanced Technology, Energy Security, Environmental Security and Disaster Forecasting and Prevention.

    Take a look at the country flyer to find out more about SPS cooperation with Uzbekistan.

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