Location: Vyskov, Czech Republic
Centres of Excellence (COEs) are international military organisations that train and educate leaders and specialists from NATO member and partner countries. They offer recognised expertise and experience that is of benefit to the Alliance, and support the transformation of NATO, while avoiding the duplication of assets, resources and capabilities already present within the Alliance.
The role of the JCBRN Defence COE is to provide advice in all CBRN defence related areas. They also provide education and training, such as for first responders to IED/CBRN iincidents.
The JCBRN assist NATO/NATO members and other international institutions with regard to their CBRN defence related efforts and the development of CBRN defence doctrines, standards, and knowledge to support improvement of interoperability and capabilities.
They also hold events such as conferences and training events with CBRN experts. Other events by the JCBRN Defence COE include awareness-raising events.
The JCBRN Defence COE also have their own training portal for students that can be accessed remotely online to facilitate training and knowledge sharing across borders.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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