Vision and Mission
Our main objective and principle raison d’étre is to support and contribute to the enhancement of NATO’s crisis management and disaster response capabilities, and as a corollary – to improve the Alliance’s interoperability.
Our education and training activities, research and analyses, concept and doctrine development, experimentation, and lessons-learned make up the Centre’s operational toolkit specifically tailored to achieving the afore-mentioned objective. Maintaining our stand as an indispensable expertise and advice provider in the field of crisis management and disaster response is a top priority, and our essential success indicators are the ability to establish and foster collaborative partnerships.
The CMDR COE acts upon Requests for Support (RFS). The gradual but steady increase in the number of RFS from NATO and from the Centre’s Sponsoring and Framework Nations bears testimony to the CMDR COE’s determination and capability to firmly cement its position at the forefront of research and development on crisis management and disaster response.
We believe in an inclusive, transformative and capable crisis management and disaster response and strive to provide, particularly through constructive partnerships, opportunities for a collaborative collective approach. To anticipate the future means preparing to meet tomorrow’s challenges today. Doing this in a cooperative manner only maximises efforts and minimises costly waste.
As enshrined in the CMDR COE Concept (2016), the vision of the CMDR COE is to become an internationally recognised and respected body, which contributes significantly to research on and development of NATO, NATO Nations’ and Partners’ crisis management and disaster response military and civilian capabilities.
In fulfilling the Centre’s vision we combine efforts and provide support with the aim of increasing interoperability and effectiveness, and improving standardisation in accordance with a comprehensive approach to crisis management and disaster response.
As enshrined in the CMDR COE Concept (2016), the mission of the CMDR COE is to act as a catalyst for the enhancement of NATO, NATO Nations’ and Partners’ capabilities in crisis management and disaster response operations through collaborative partnerships.
To accomplish the Centre’s mission we provide subject-matter expertise and advice on crisis management and disaster response, and contribute to doctrine development and to concept development and experimentation. The education and training opportunities we provide, including through mobile training teams, encompass both civilian and military experts from senior military and civilian leadership to staff level, as well as units and teams.
In close cooperation with the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) the CMDR COE serves as a repository for International, National and NATO shared information, analysis and lessons-learned on crisis management and disaster response.