Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence

An Accredited NATO Military Body

On 24 – 26 May 2016, the JCBRN Defence COE hosted the NATO Force Protection Working Group (FP WG) Meeting in Brno with the participation of NATO-member National representatives from Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Germany, Great Britain, Italy,  Latvia, Norway, Poland, and Portugal, as well as representatives from the International Military Staff (IMS), Allied Command Operations (ACO), JFC Naples, JFC Brunssum, HQ MARCOM, HQ AIRCOM, HQ LANDCOM, MilEng COE, JCBRND COE, European Air Group (EAG), EOD COE, Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), the NATO SCHOOL at OBERAMMERGAU. 
The aim of the meeting was to:
•    update the Common Operational Picture (COP) of the operational theatre in the FP context
•    develop new FP WG Terms of Reference
•    update the FP WG Task Matrix
•    develop FP Policies
•    discuss the development of a FP Advanced Course.

During the plenary session on the first day, the delegates updated the FP WG Task Matrix and revised the FP WG Terms of reference, in which the JCBRN Defence COE is considered a permanent member of FP WG. Beginning in 2017, the FP WG meeting is planned to be organized annually at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.  The working group will continue to supervise three panels: Doctrine, Organization and Interoperability (D/O/I), led by JAPCC; Training, Leadership and Personnel (T/L/P) led by JF Naples, and the Material and Facilities Panel (M/F) led by AIRCOM.

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The second day was primarily focused on FP WG Panel tasks. Representatives from the Doctrine, Organization and Interoperability Panel developed a draft Force Protection Policy, which must be finalized and handed over to the IMS. The Training, Leadership and Personnel Panel prepared inputs to the Force Protection Advanced Course, which will be organized for the first time 5 - 9 December 2016 at Joint Forces Command, Naples.  All outcomes from the Panels were presented during the third day of the meeting.

At the end Chairman Colonel Pablo Perreira invited all delegates to participate in the next FP WG meeting, which will be held in Lisbon (PRT) from 22 - 24 November 2016.  He also expressed his appreciation of the admirable organization and support provided by the JCBRN Defence COE.

Upcoming Events

The Second Annual JCBRN Defence COE Conference 2020

  • POSTPONED - New dates are 5 - 6 October 2021, Prague, Czech Republic

CBRNe Summit Europe 2021

  • POSTPONED - New dates are 30 November – 2 December 2021, Brno, Czech Republic

Training Courses

NATO CBRN Defence Evaluators - Pilot Course 2021

  • 19 - 23 April 2021 (enroll till 08 March 2021)

METT Greece: International Radiological and Nuclear Training for Emergency Response (I-RAD) Basic Course 2021

  • 10 - 14 May 2021 (enroll till 29 March 2021)

Training for First Responders to the CBRN Incidents

  • 24 - 28 May 2021 (enroll till 12 April 2021)

Introduction to NATO WMD Disablement Course 2021

  • 07 - 11 June 2021 (enroll till 26 April 2021)

CBRN Warning and Reporting Centre Management - Pilot Course 2021

  • 07 - 09 September 2021 (enroll till 27 July 2021)

Live Agent Training Course 2021

  • 18 - 22 October 2021 (enroll till 18 June 2021)

CBRN Consequence Management - Pilot Course 2021

  • 22 - 26 November 2021 (enroll till 12 October 2021)