Swedish training and education promoted in Brussels

This week SWEDINT takes part in the annual marketplace at NATO HQ in Brussels, this together with all Partnership for Peace Training Centres.–It is a positive feeling and we have had a lot of interested visitors, says Thomas Karlsson, Commanding Officer at SWEDINT.

Claes Bernhorn, Thomas Karlsson and Magnus Bodén at the marketplace for Training Centres. Photo: Försvarsmakten

The marketplace gives the different countries training centres an opportunity to promote what they have to offer concerning pre-mission training for a high-level audience at NATO HQ. Sweden’s speciality is staff officer courses.

–We also promote our Integrated Mission Concept, where military, civilians and police cooperates. It is based on the United Nations concept and we would like to implement a similar concept within NATO, says Thomas Karlsson.
Our aim with this marketplace is partly to show that SWEDINT is a member of the “family” and partly to establish and develop contacts.

–The Swedish participation is a part of the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (agreement) between SWEDINT and the NATO-School. The agreement is historical an aims to initiate a mutual co-operation on the development on the already existing and new courses according to Swedish and the worlds requirements. The marketplace can also result in more cooperation and instructor exchange.

–We show that we give the officers with high ability to be even better prepared for international service after taking part in our courses.