Successful signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between the CCOE and ISGA/FGGA
On 24 November a High-Level panel discussion on the occasion of the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between the NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence and the Institute of Security and Global Affairs and the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs took place at Campus The Hague. In this photo report we look back at the successful event.
The Role of Civil-Military Cooperation
In order to advance mutually beneficial exchanges and cooperation at the intersection of research and practice, the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) and the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) of Leiden University and the NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence have agreed to establish extensive cooperation in the frame-work of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
'This comprehensive MoU will offer our researchers fantastic opportunities for cooperation in matters ranging from tackling hybrid conflict, disinformation, new forms of conflict as well as human security.' Joachim Koops
Joachim Koops, Scientific Director of ISGA on the MoU: 'I am extremely happy that ISGA and the NATO CCOE have signed this comprehensive MoU. It will offer our researchers fantastic opportunities for cooperation in matters ranging from tackling hybrid conflict, disinformation, new forms of conflict as well as human security. It will give our students excellent education and internship opportunities and will provide the policy-making community with strong joint policy-oriented impact. The MoU continues to strengthen ISGA as the to-go place for both theory-guided and policy-relevant research and education and I am excited about the next steps in working together with the many talented colleagues at the CCOE!'
At the occasion of the official signing of the MoU, different perspectives on NATO’s role in European and Global Security in the context of civil-military cooperation approaches were explored by:
- Colonel Andreas Eckel (Director, NATO CCOE)
- Lieutenant Colonel Mark Friebel (Head of the Civil Military Coordination Directorate of Operations, Ministry of Defence)
- Professor Joachim Koops (Scientific Director, ISGA)
- Commander Caecilia Johanna van Peski, MSc., PgD., (Chairperson, DEU/NLD Military Mobility Office (DNO) in Ulm, Germany)
The event was moderated by Dr. Silvia D’Amato, Assistant Professor of Terrorism and Political Violence/War, Peace and Justice, ISGA.