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 conferences and workshops aim 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 final event will take place at the Carabinieri Officers School in Rome from 8-10 November 2017. The event will commence with a two-day workshop with the assembled Stability Policing Community of Interest. The final conference, on the morning of 10 Nov 2017, will include presentations from the ITA Chief of Defense, the Carabinieri Commander, and representatives from the United Nations, African Union, European Union and Allied Command Transformation to cover a variety of Stability Policing issues.
The aim for the conferences is to facilitate a robust discussion, understand different perspectives and ACT will present the final draft Stability Policing Concept that will be delivered to the NATO Military Committee for consideration by the nations.
A series of conferences and workshops has been 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
Amsterdam (The Nederlands), May 15th - 19th, 2017
Rome (Italy), November 8th - 10th, 2017.