This was the first time that NATO's Allied Command Transformation and International Staff Political Affairs and Security Policy Division co-hosted such an event, in a “one NATO” spirit of political-military cooperation.
The event brought together civilian and military representatives from Allies and all partner nations. Envisaged as a participative workshop focused on the future evolution of NATO’s partnerships policy, it had a particular focus on the main expectations and outcomes for the 2018 Brussels Summit.
The Federal Academy for Security Policy venue permitted the organization of a number of smaller break-out groups where participants contributed their thoughts and brainstormed issues and policy approaches.
Participants ranged from Allied and partner civilian and military delegates working on NATO partnerships and cooperative security policy at subject matter expert level, including from delegations as well as from capitals.
As a central institution for advanced training, the Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitk (BAKS) / Federal Academy for Security Policy reports directly to the Federal Government. Chaired by the Federal Chancellor, the Board of Trustees decides on the basic orientation and the future development of the Federal Academy. In this context it is counselled by both the President and the Advisory Board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy. Organizationally, the latter must be considered an independent agency.
The President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy is appointed by the Federal President. The Vice President provides support and acts as his deputy. The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Defence take turns in nominating the president and vice president. Together with the Director / Chief of Staff, who is responsible for exercising operational command of the Academy, and the Head of Head of Faculty / Teaching and Training, the Head of International Cooperation and Expert Meetings and the Head of Communication they form the executive group of the Academy.
Questions can be addressed to the ACT Point of Contact:
or, alternatively, the International Staff Political Affairs and Security Policy Division Point of Contact: