NATO MW COE representatives took part in the European Union Pooling and Sharing Mountain Training Initiative (EU P&S MTI) 2019 Annual Conference, hosted by the German Armed Forces in Potsdam, Germany on 22-24 October 2019.
This year’s conference brought together as many as twelve nations with more than 50 participants.
For some time now the NATO MW COE and the EU P&S MTI have coordinated their areas of work in order to share resources and support each other in future activities. This well-established cooperation has proved to be beneficial and progressive for both the EU MTI and the NATO MW COE.
The NATO MW COE has contributed intensively to EU P&S MTI activities and this cooperation will continue in 2020 with the organization of seminars dealing with health protection and mobility. In addition, the MTI and the COE have co-established a common LL-process, using NATO LL-procedures. This will require further engagement by all the involved nations throughout the year in order to make this process as effective as possible.
The results of the cooperation in combat function analysis and capability development will contribute to both organizations, and provide useful inputs for the further standardization process within NATO.