NATO Partnership Training and Education Centers Working Group and Marketplace

The DRESMARA delegation, composed of COL Ionut TARTAREANU/Head of the Education Support Service and Mr. Dorin DUICULETE/expert - Education Planning, Secretariat, Public and International Relations Office, attended the NATO Partnership Training and Education Centres Working Group and Marketplace, co-organized by the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) at the NATO HQ in Brussels, BELGIUM, between 28 and 29 November 2018

The PTEC Marketplace was opened by the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose GOTTEMOELLER, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart PEACH, and Deputy NSO Commandant and Chief of Staff, Colonel Joachim SCHRECKINGER.

In the speeches addressed to the representatives of the twenty-three NATO Partnership of Training and Education Centres (NATO PTEC) and the NSO, joined together in this activity to present to the NATO community - member states and partners - the educational offer, the missions and objectives of the respective institutions, the speakers have highlighted the crucial role of these educational entities in supporting NATO objectives and missions in partnership with non-Alliance countries.

The distinguished guests also highlighted pro-active participation of the PTEC community in NATO initiatives to enhance interoperability by conducting courses or by providing experts in support of NATO's partnership programs and contributing to multinational education and training activities in -a variety of critical areas of NATO cooperation: Projecting Stability, Counter terrorism, Languages, Counter IED, Cultural Awareness, Emerging Security Challenges.

The DRESMARA stand was visited by COL Gigel PUSCASU, Deputy Head of Defence Section from Romanian Permanent Delegation to NATO, Lieutenant General Dumitru SCARLAT, PhD, Military Representative of Romania to NATO and the EU, Brigadier General Constantin-Adrian CIOLPONEA, Representative of Romania to SHAPE, military and civilian personnel from the delegations and representations of NATO and partner countries and from NATO structures or agencies.

The annual Marketplace offered the opportunity to the PTEC community representatives to exchange experience and create new connections, discuss more synergies and possibilities for cooperation, and also attract more members into the network, which in turn helps connect allied forces and partners through collaboration in education and training.