June 10, 2022

Georgia takes another step towards NATO interoperability

On 8 June 2022, the Defence Institution Building School – one of the flagship initiatives of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package – achieved a major milestone, as it was certified as a NATO accredited Education and Training Facility for a period of six years, by the Allied Command Transformation.

This status will facilitate even broader participation in the School’s high-quality training and education courses by attendants coming from Allied and partner countries. The first one of these courses is the Basic Strategic Communications Course, certified by NATO in spring 2020. With this accreditation, Georgia has taken another important step towards meeting NATO interoperability standards….

The Defence Institution Building School was founded in 2016 and serves as a flagship initiative under the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, which aims to strengthen Georgia’s ability…advance in its preparations for NATO membership….Since the inauguration of the School’s activities, the Clingendael Institute has partnered with the school by providing professional consultancy and equipment support funded through NATO’s Defence and Security Related Capacity Building Trust Fund. An embedded NATO advisory team, led by Germany and supported by Slovakia, also supports the school’s mission.