Annual CMDR COE Academic Advisory Board and Steering Committee meetings

Annual CMDR COE Academic Advisory Board and Steering Committee meetings

Date: (26-10-2023)

The Academic Advisory Board (AAB) and annual CMDR COE Steering Committee (SC) sessions are the venues where the Framework Nation and Sponsoring Nations set out all required prerequisites to be provided by the CMDR COE every year.

The AAB was led by the Chairperson Prof. Dr. Sc. Eng. Mitko Stoykov who presented a report on the supported activities 2023, and together with the members of the Board offered their contribution to the upcoming events settled in the Program of Work 2024. The AAB members assist the CMDR COE in its future academic activities and methodology for course evaluation. 

The Steering Committee is the strategic governing body, responsible for the approval and management of the Centre's Programme of Work and the shared budget. The session of the Steering Committee was opened by the Chairperson of the SC, Lieutenant General Mihail Popov, who welcomed the representative from the Framework Nation, the Republic of Bulgaria, the representatives from the Sponsoring Nations, namely the Hellenic Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and Romania, as well as the observer from the Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye.

The CMDR COE SC members acknowledged the presented CMDR COE activities for 2023, discussed the Financial Budget, noted the proposed changes on the structure and the main documents. A report on a new CMDR COE Strategic Perspective 2024-2028 was delivered to the participants at the meeting. Considering the proposed Program of Work for 2024, the Steering Committee members allocate the priorities of the activities and then task the CMDR COE Director with managing the programme execution.

These important for CMDR COE meetings were once again marked by fruitful discussions and constructive deliberations. The members have been provided with multiple examples which demonstrate the CMDR COE’s readiness and preparedness to continue advancing its work in support of NATO’s overall transformation, especially in the CMDR domain.


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Crisis Management and Disaster Response Exercise Planners Training Course starts

From 04-08 DEC 2023 in CMDR COE premises will be conducted the CMDREPT course.
The course aims at building skills enabling the integration of comprehensive crisis management and disaster response (CMDR) and humanitarian assistance (HA) perspectives in exercise planning.

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CMDR COE Participation to I/ITSEC 2023

The CMDR COE Director Colonel Orlin Nikolov and the Operational Labs Section Head Colonel Kostadin Lazarov delivered and presented an article at the Conference on the subject “Refugee Flow Management and Resilience Implications”, as well presented on the NATO Booth NMSG-221 Research Task Group "M&S Support for Building Resilience and Mass Movement Flow".

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Kick-off meeting for MSG-221 Project

MSG – 221: M&S in Support of Building Resilience and Management of People Mass Movement 

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That’s a wrap for 2023!

Successful completion of the NATO-approved Gender Focal Point Course online iteration

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Solidifying partnership

The CMDR COE Director and the NCGM Commandant reaffirm commitment to cooperation 

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Expert Workshop on Gender Perspectives

The CMDR COE successfully concluded an Expert Workshop on Gender Perspectives

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MSG-187 Workshop

Space Weather Environmental Modeling

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CMDR COE Extends Crucial Assistance to Jordan′s National Exercise

CMDR COE Collaborates with Jordan in Evaluating Earthquake Preparedness.

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Multinational Crisis Management Course

A course for the Jordanian Public Security Directorate

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Collaboration with an university

Agreement with the University of National and World Economy (UNWE).

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CMDR COE in Sofia Ekiden (Relay) Marathon

Celebrating Bulgarian National holiday

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A distinguished visit

Delegation from Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

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Building Integrity in CMDR

Course together with the Defence Academy of the UK

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Practice of crisis management procedures

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Future cooperation between the CMDR COE and the GATE Institute

On Tuesday 6th of June 2023, the Director of Big Data for Smart Society Institute (GATE), Prof. Silvia Ilieva...

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Four days of insightful deliberations and exchange among future Gender Focal Points

That’s a wrap for the first 2023 iteration of the Gender Focal Point course!

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The role of Crisis Diplomacy course

Aiming the complex nature of modern crises

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Cooperation with the Baltic Defence College

What is NATO′s crisis management process? How are strategic decisions made?...

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