On the 19th of May, the NATO Security Force Assistance Centre of Excellence (NATO SFA COE) and the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) signed a letter of intent to enhance their collaboration and their respective capacities with a specific focus on education and individual training.

The NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) conducts education and training in support of current and developing NATO operations, strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures.

The purpose of the agreement is to establish a general framework within which both the NATO SFA COE and the NSO agree to cooperate and engage in exchanges through a mutually beneficial working relationship involving them in a synergic effort, enhancing the results and the media impact of their projects and activities.

This letter of Intent signals the mutual support to each other’s educational activities and relevant events such as exercises, courses, seminars and workshops through the exchange of Subject Matters Experts as lectures, researchers and mentors.

The two entities are also committed to contribute to research outcomes, event reports and publications on matters of common interest.

This agreement underlines the paramount value of the “education and training” pillar that the NATO SFA COE is further developing within the International Community of Interest and with the support of important national and international organizations, in order to enhance the SFA Operators’ performance within the changing realities of current operational scenarios.