On the 16th of June, the NATO SFA COE joined the Seminar on EU-NATO training and education lessons identified and best practices during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, organised by the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) and the Allied Command Transformation (ACT).
The seminar aimed to share best practices in training and education, to identify lessons learned and support training and education institutions within the EU and NATO, following more than a year since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
The event consisted of two parts:
- The first was a plenary session where the support training and education institutions of NATO and EU (NATO Defence College Rome, European Security Defence College Brussels, NATO School Oberammergau, Joint Force Training Centre Bydgoszcz, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) explained the changes undergone in the E&T sector due to the pandemic;
- The second was a discussion session where major SMEs in the E&T sector identified common strengths and best practices to be implemented jointly, in promoting the best training solutions, in terms of reachable audience and availability of lecturers.
The meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the situation concerning lessons identified during the pandemic period and deepen cooperation among the major support training and education institutions of NATO and the EU.
The event was especially fruitful in order to improve the processes and procedures for lessons identified and education and training standards.