Event:

Assisting host country militaries: assessing lessons from NATO, EU and member state experience (WP1296)

Image: Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte

What are the lessons from NATO, EU and member state training, advising, mentoring and operational support missions over the past ten years in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries? How can they apply to future military capacity building efforts?

This conference focused on capacity building and operational support to host country militaries rather than to security forces in their entirety.

Its objectives were to assess:

  • the policy opportunities and risks involved in providing assistance to host country militaries as well as the conditions under which capacity building missions can succeed;
  • lessons for effective delivery from NATO, EU and member state training, advising, mentoring and operational support missions over the past ten years;
  • how Western militaries should organise and prepare themselves for delivering assistance to host country militaries;
  • how the effectiveness of military assistance missions can be measured and monitored;
  • the added value that NATO and EU can bring to host country military assistance missions.

Date:
Wed 4 - Fri 6 December, 2013
Venue:

Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020
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Event no:
WP1296
Themes:
Conflict prevention, resolution and state building, Defence and security
Tags:
capacity building, EU, military, NATO, security
Fee:

The cost of participation is £1460. This covers 2 nights accommodation and all meals during the meeting and attendance at all sessions.

Published outputs

Programme

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Report

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Contacts

Robert Grant: Programme Director

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Susan Bruce: Project Manager

+44 (0) 1903 817789
+44 (0) 1903 879231
susan.bruce@wiltonpark.org.uk

Sue Wornell: Event Coordinator

+44 (0) 1903 817690
+44 (0) 1903 816373
sue.wornell@wiltonpark.org.uk

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