NATO ENERGY SECURITY Center of Excellence

Delegation from NATO Force Integration Unit visited the NATO ENSEC COE

On the 22nd of October the NATO ENSEC COE was visited by the representatives from the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU). The NFIU delegation was headed by Lieutenant Colonel Marek SKROBICKI, the Branch Chief CIMIC Coordinator and Liaison of Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast. The guests were met by the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence Deputy Director Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Nave, who gave an in-depth presentation about the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, its mission, organizational structure and main activities.

Guests were particularly interested in challenges that NATO is facing in energy security domain, and discussed possible ways how NATO could overcome them. Both parties agreed that ENSEC in many countries is a sensitive topic and sometimes it is difficult to find a common ground between differing national interests. Nonetheless NATO ENSEC COE works as a think-thank which have expertise to look at important energy security issues from different angles.

Later on, NATO ENSEC COE subject matter expert Lieutenant Colonel Cezary Kazlowski introduced Strategic Analysis Division mainly focusing on its activities and conducted academic research studies. Both sides discussed potential cooperation in the field of research and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

At the end of the meeting, Deputy Director LTC Christophe Nave invited NFIU to attend a high-level conference “Defence and Climate Change” organized by NATO ENSEC COE which will take place next year on 14th of May in Paris.