The Development and Establishment Process of Centres of Excellence in North Atlantic Organization

Břetislav Štěpánek, Pavel Otřísal



The Centres of Excellence (COEs) are national or multinational sponsored facilities, which provide special abilities and experiences in benefit of whole coalition, above all for supporting its transformation. They make possible to improve education and training on qualitative higher level, to improve interoperability and abilities in given area and to participate in the development of doctrines (above all STANAGs, service instructions and military publications) and conceptions of NATO through their certifying. At present member states propose to the NATO 20 specialized Centres. Each of these Centres is focused on other specialized area.

Keywords: Centres of Excellence, phase, criteria.

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