NATO ENERGY SECURITY Center of Excellence

NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence held its 19th Steering Committee meeting

On 9th of December the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE) has held its 19th Steering Committee (SC) meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. 14 NATO member and partner states representatives and 4 observers participated in it.

This SC meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. Egidijus Meilūnas. The chairman welcomed the active development of the Centre. Since the NATO ENSEC COE establishment in 2012 the number of member states has doubled.

During the meeting NATO ENSEC COE director COL Darius Užkuraitis overviewed Centre’s activity and presented SWOT analysis. The deputy director LTC Christophe Nave reported on COVID-19’s impact for the Centre and overviewed requests for support for 2022. Heads of the Divisions presented 2021-2022 projects and new initiatives.

At the end of the meeting NATO ENSEC COE budget and Program of Work for 2022 were approved.

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.