Renewal of MOU between SWEDINT and NATO school

The Swedish Armed Forces have signed a new agreement, Memorandum of understanding (MoU), with the NATO School Oberammergau. The purpose is to continue the well-established cooperation between the two schools, offering high quality courses to the Alliance and Partnership nations.
The first MoU was formally signed in June 2009 and is now renewed to meet future demands in the area of Education and Training (E&T).
- With this new MoU, SWEDINT will ensure to meet the Swedish and NATO requirements in developing and offering the best possible courses delivered by competent and experienced instructors, says Colonel Lena Persson Herlitz, the Commandant of SWEDINT.

SWEDINT, the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre, is a well-established and internationally recognized school and training facility offering national and international courses, for UN and NATO among several other organisations. Courses are offered to military, police and civilian students in a wide range of types and levels.

Some thousand students per year from more than 50 nations are passing SWEDINT in their preparations in front of taking part in a Peace Support Operation or assigned to a UN or NATO headquarters. Offering both UN certified and NATO accredited courses, SWEDINT will provide students with up to date and high quality courses.

On the 24th of October at SWEDINT, the new MoU was signed by the Commandant SWEDINT, Colonel Lena Persson Herlitz and the Commandant NATO School Oberammergau, Captain (Navy ) Scott Butler. Both Commandants expressed their mutual view on the very positive experiences in the previous cooperation and looks forward to further develop this cooperation.

In line with theMoU, SWEDINT and the NATO School Oberammergau developed the NATO accredited Comprehensive Operations Planning Course (COPC). The COPC is preparing and enhancing the skills of staff officers on the operational level and between 14-25 October the seventh iteration was conducted at SWEDINT, with 49 students and 20 instructors representing 17 nations.