Participation to NATO Counter Terrorism Conference
Within the framework of NATO’s Global Programming, MARSEC COE participated in the first Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) for the Counter Terrorism Discipline which was held from 14 to 16 June 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. The NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE DAT) hosted and conducted the ADC under the guidance of Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation / Joint Force Trainer (HQ SACT JFT).
Fruitful discussions were held throughout the ADC in the context of reviewing the NATO Training Requirements Analysis (TRA) and exchanging training solutions for the Education &Individual Training (E&IT) needs in Counter Terrorism Discipline.
An introduction briefing of MARSEC COE activities, mainly focusing on the E&IT capabilities related to counter terrorism in maritime environment were presented in the second day of the ADC. During the presentation, the "Counter Maritime Terrorism Course", which was held with COE DAT in 2014, was assessed as a significant example of collaboration between the two COEs.
As in the past, MARSEC COE will continue to support any effort of COE DAT in Counter Terrorism.