Read more: Canada joined the CentreThe 14 December 2018 was another important day in the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence COE) history as the Canada became a new member of the Centre. The number of Sponsoring Nations, which have decided to support NATO’s transformation process in the CBRN Defence area, has now increased from twelve to thirteen, respectively fourteen with Austria as a Contributing Partner.

Read more: JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence organized the 2019 iteration of the CBRN Units Evaluators CourseThe CBRN Unit Evaluators course was conducted from 27 – 31 May 2019. Eleven participants from 5 NATO Allies attended the course: BEL (2), CZE (6), HRV (1), ITA (1) and USA (1). The aim of the course was to prepare CBRN SMEs to achieve common understanding of CBRN Defence standards for evaluation of CBRN Defence units assigned to Combined Joined Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Task Force (CJ CBRND TF).

Read more: Individual Planning Board-I and Department Head Forum 2019The Individual Planning Board (IPB) is being held twice a year with the aim to plan and mentor the NATO Education Training Facilities individual training iterations and keep the endeavour in alignment with the Global Programming Policy. The IPB-I 2019 was held in conjunction with the Department Head (DH) Forum 2019. The Department Head Forum replaced the NATO Training Synchronisation Conference and provided a unique atmosphere for interaction and cross-disciplinal discussions.

Read more: The 12th Meeting of the Training and Exercise Panel The 12th Meeting of the Training and Exercise (T&E) Panel which is one of the 7 working panels of the Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defence Capability Development Group (JCBRND-CDG) was held from 13 to 17 May 2019, in Turku, Finland.

Read more: Specialist Response Solutions Ltd. visited JCBRND COEThe 2018 NATO-Industry Forum builded upon the Brussels Summit in which NATO Heads of State and Government highlighted that “We will further develop our partnership with industry and academia from all Allies to keep pace with technological advances through innovation.”