On May 14, Ms. Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive of European Defence Agency visited the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence. During the visit Col Romualdas Petkevičius, director of the NATO ENSEC COE presented the main activities and plans of the Centre.
Ms. Claude-France Arnould commented positively on the activities of the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence and proposed to look for the oportunities for cooperation that could benefit both organizations.
European Defence Agency’s mission is to support the European Council and the EU Member States in their effort to improve the European Union’s defence capabilities for the Common Security and Defence Policy.
Stemming from the national monthly journal (which in 2011-2012 covered more than 45 relevant topics in 20 volumes) journal "Energy Security: Operational Highlights" is expected to become a NATO ENSEC COE trademark, involving founders and partners of the Centre in a deeper discussion of operational energy related issues. “Energy Security: Operational Highlights” will be accessible to interested parties through electronic and hard copies.
On 18th of April 2013, Rasa Pažarauskienė, NATO ENSEC COE Doctrine and Concept Development Division Subject Matter Expert gave the lecture to the 8th High Level Course “Alcide De Gasperi” of the European Security and Defence College. The topic of her lecture was "Energy security, Energy security in the EU strategy and Energy within EU CSDP".
During the visit the activities of the NATO ENSEC COE were presented to Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt and future cooperation between the ACT and the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence was addressed. The Vice Admiral asserted he was impressed by the achievements of the Energy Security Centre and also expressed his support to the Centre`s future plans.
Provides technical, scientific and academic subject matter expertise in field of energy security that contributes to risk assessment analysis.
Provides energy security related solutions for the development of environmentally friendly and efficient military capabilities in support of Smart Defence.
Provides scientific, technical and academic analysis on various aspects of energy supply and critical energy infrastructure protection in areas of concern to NATO.
Supports NATO Operations through targeted technical scientific assessment, as well as providing advice and solutions for development of energy efficient forces.
Identifies future needs in NATO transformation activities and seek to prevent or mitigate emergent military threats and challenges, which result from the global scarcity of energy resources and the complexity of the international energy system.