Hungary joins the CMDR COE

Hungary joins the CMDR COE
Date: (05-07-2022)

On 5 July 2022, a flag-raising ceremony marked the accession of Hungary to the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence. Hungary officially joined the organization on July 1, after signing a Note of Joining to participate in the Memorandum of Understanding of the establishment, administration and operation of the Centre.

 

The formal ceremony in front of CMDR COE’s headquarters was attended by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr Dragomir Zakov and Lieutenant General Dimitar Iliev, Deputy Chief of Defence. In the presence of Mr. Erik Csernovitz, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Hungary and LtC Ede Nagygyörgy, Military and Air Attaché of Hungary, Colonel Attila Ferenc Varga and Major Joszef Papp hoisted the Hungarian flag in front of CMDR COE premises. Hungary became the fourth Sponsoring Nation of the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence.

 

In his welcoming speech, the Director of the Centre, Colonel Nikolov appreciated the accession of Hungary as a symbol of Allied cooperation and collective efforts in times of war on the Eastern flange of the Alliance and in favour of NATO transformation.

 

The CMDR COE is a multi-national NATO military body sponsored by the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Republic of Bulgaria (Framework Nation). The Centre, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, currently has a 40-strong team of both civilian and military experts who continuously tackle a wide range of CMDR-related issues with the ultimate goal of supporting NATO’s standardisation and transformation. Strong partnerships and effective collaboration are critical for the successful achievement of the afore-mentioned goal. Hence, the Centre has forged excellent partnerships and systematically enhances its cooperation with key NATO and EU bodies, institutions, and agencies. As a hub of expertise in CMDR, the Centre provides a wealth of information and expertise.

 

Considering the nowadays challenges and intricate security environment globally, the CMDR COE places emphasis on innovative critical thinking on Crisis and Disaster management; Environmental risks; Climate change; Building resilience through Preparedness; Building Integrity; Modelling & Simulation and AI Technical architecture for Decision Makers and Gender Focal Points. Additionally, the Sofia-based COE serves as platform for key NATO events, as well as for numerous CMDR-related conferences, workshops, and trainings.

 

The Centre is determined to firmly establish and further sustain its position as an internationally recognised and highly respected body which provides value-added Education and Training products, research and analysis, strategic policy recommendations, and advice by means of concept experimentation and doctrine development.

 

 

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