stability policing ws2NATO's Allied Command Transformation, in cooperation with the Romanian Gendarmerie, will host the second NATO Stability Policing Concept Development Workshop on 27 February - 02 March 2017 in Bucharest, Romania.

As stated in the 2016 Warsaw Summit Declaration, the allies "seek to contribute more to the efforts of the international community in projecting stability and strengthening security outside our territory, thereby contributing to Alliance security overall."

In order to meet this mission, NATO needs to develop an expeditionary approach and capability. The aim of this workshop is to identify a comprehensive list of Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Interoperability requirements for an effective NATO Stability Policing Concept. This concept supports the Projecting Stability aspirations of NATO's Allied Command Transformation Campaign Plan designed to contribute to the realization of the overarching Warsaw Summit themes of defence, deterrence and projecting stability.

Stability Policing is based on the principle of working in partnership with the local, regional, and national communities and authorities. However, under a Comprehensive Approach, other military and non-military actors including Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, indigenous and international police forces, and contractors will likely contribute to Stability Policing activities. In addition, some of these actors may be key in providing specialized or modular/plug-in capabilities to address specific requirements during a Stability Policing mission.

The NATO Stability Policing Concept Development Conference aims at stimulating expert discussion on Stability Policing to begin work on the NATO Stability Policing concept, in order to develop capabilities supporting the implementation of the Projecting Stability aspirations from the 2016 Warsaw Summit Declaration.

The conference will commence with a plenary session on 27 Feb 2017. Presentations from the United Nations, African Union, European Union and Allied Command Transformation will cover a variety of Stability Policing issues and provide various perspectives. The plenary session will be broadcasted live on the Allied Command Transformation Innovation Hub website.

From 28 February to 02 March 2017, attendees of the workshop will further explore issues relate to the development of a NATO Stability Policing Concept and its requirements. The aim for the conference is to facilitate a robust discussion, understand different perspectives and gather data to support development of a NATO Stability Policing concept.

The Romanian Gendarmerie is supporting Allied Command Transformation and NATO to facilitate this event and assist in the development of this critical capability for NATO.

This conference is the second in a series of conferences and workshops designed to develop a NATO Stability Policing Concept. Major conference and workshop events in the concept development timeline include:

Rome (Italy), October 24th - 28th, 2016

Bucharest (Romania), February 26th - March 2nd, 2017: to register for this event click here

Amsterdam (The Nederlands), May 15th - 19th, 2017

Vicenza (Italy), October 23rd - 27th, 2017