COE Directors' Conference in Budapest 2017

SNJ 2096

On 25th-28th September 2017 the COE Directors' Conference was held in Budapest, Hungary in the Hungarian Defence Forces Cultural Centre. In this year Colonel Dr. László Fazekas, director of the MILMED COE chaired the conference.

The conference provide the primary venue to foster interaction between COE Directors and, upon invitation, equivalent representatives from NATO Bodies and Multinational Organisations to inform all of recent developments, to compare experiences and share best practices, to discuss mutual support and cooperation, to provide a forum for an exchange of views on the way ahead and thus facilitate directors’ networking in order to increase the individual and collective effectiveness of the Centres. Representatives of the NATO Headquarters were Admiral Manfred Nielson, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT), Lieutenant General Jeffrey G. Lofgren, Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development (DCOS CAPDEV). In the event His Excellency State Secretary Tamás Vargha kept opening speech and expressed his recognition to the MILMED COE. During the conference the directors and the representatives discussed various important topics, like NATO Command Structure Adaptation impact on COEs, NATO's role in the international fight against terrorism or COE interaction with European Union. At the end of the conference during the Directors Round Table discussion the directors elected the new chairman of the conference for the next year Colonel Vratislav Osvald, director of the JCBRN Defence COE.





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