Functional area

Functional area


The CMDR COE’s 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.



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