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180618ptec wg400The 2018 Partnership Training and Education Centres Working Group Meeting (PTEC WG) was hosted by Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) and took place in Santahamina - Helsinki, Finland from 18 to 21 June.

2018opsem swedintOperations Planning Seminar 2018 will be conducted on 22-24 May 2018 at the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT, one of the PTECs), located at the Lifeguards Regiment in Kungsängen, Sweden.

171012ptec mp400Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of NATO's International Military Staff, and Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, addressed the 2017 Partnership Training and Education Centres Marketplace in Brussels, Belgium, October 12.

180302ptec ccThe 18th PTEC Commandants’ Conference (CC) took place on 20 February 2018. It was co-chaired by the Education, Training Exercises & Evaluation Plans & Policy Branch Head and the Deputy Commandant of the NATO School, Oberammergau. Twenty-seven of the 31 PTECs (12 from NATO countries and 15 from Partner countries) participated in the Conference. The commandant of the European Personnel Recovery Center (EPRC, the official PTEC candidate) attended as an observer.

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The Partnership Training and Education Centres Working Group Meeting (PTEC WG) 2017 was hosted by the Kazakh Partnership for Peace Training Centre (KAZCENT) in Almaty, Kazakhstan 19-23 June 2017.

The aim of the PTEC WG was to prepare recommendations for the Commandants of the PTECs on the open issues given for the WG consideration by the 17th annual PTEC Commandants’ Conference. It also gave an opportunity to address PTEC community with NATO’s main objectives and current focused efforts in order to discuss the open issues with updated information and orientations.

The participants included representatives from 20 out of 31 Partnership Training and Education Centres, together with representatives from:

• International Staff (IS);
• International Military Staff (IMS);
• Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT);
• Bi-SC Military Partnership Directorate (MPD); and
• NATO School Oberammergau (NSO).

The PTEC WG was co-chaired by Lieutenant Colonel Frederic Machard from HQ SACT and Colonel Paul Handle from NSO. Co-chairmen and Colonel Ruslan Zhakupov, KAZCENT Commandant welcomed participants.

For more detail please see PTEC WG Minutes under PTEC Community Share Page.