NATO ENERGY SECURITY Center of Excellence

Israel delegation visited the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

On 15th of October Israel ambassador Yossef Levy visited the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE). The Centre’s director colonel Darius Užkuraitis greeted the ambassador.

Centre’s director colonel Darius Užkuraitis presented to ambassador the organization, its mission, roles and priorities.

LTC Videt Norng, the head of Education training and exercise division, overviewed education, exercises and training.

LTC Massimo Dacchille, the head of Doctrine and concept development division, presented the concept on the “Operational Energy”, Energy Management Handbook and projects.

The Senior Matter Expert from Research and lessons learned division Vytautas Butrimas talked about publications and conferences.

The Senior Matter Expert from Strategic analysis division Inga Puikevska presented analysis and studies.

At the end of the meeting Israel ambassador Yossef Levy overviewed the energy situation and challenges in Israel.

The NATO ENSEC COE was established on 10th of July and accredited on 12th of October, 2012. Currently it operates as a widely recognized international military organization with the aim of providing qualified and appropriate experts advices on questions related to operational energy security.

The mission of the NATO ENSEC COE is to assist Strategic Commands, other NATO bodies, nations, partners, and other civil and military entities by supporting NATO’s capability development process, mission effectiveness, and interoperability in the near, mid and long terms by providing comprehensive and timely subject matter expertise on all aspects of energy security. The mission includes cost effective solutions to support military requirements, energy efficiency in the operational field, and interaction with academia and industry.