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Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes
A Washington Summit initiative, the PfP Consortium is a consortium of the Willing, founded in the spirit of PfP and dedicated to strengthening defence and military education through the enhancement of national and institutional coľoperation.
By Military Committee direction, the NATO Defense College "is the focal military point of contact within NATO" for the Consortium.
With 300 organisations in 46 countries now represented in the Consortium, and with the NDC being actively involved in 6 of the 10 Working Groups, this represents a highly visible and demonstrable Outreach commitment.
The main vision is to create a community and network of experts in the fields of defence and security studies in order to share best practices and practical solutions to common issues and problems.
1998 - EAPC Approves PfP Consortium, PfP Training Centers and PfP Simulation Network, Consortium Activities Begin, First Annual Conference in 1998
* GCMC Sponsor
* Executive Director Located at Garmisch
1999 - Washington Summit - TEEP Established
2000 - Consortium Declared "In Support Of" PfP
* NDC Declared NATO's Focal Point
* Growth and Experience
In September 2003 a new governance structure for the Consortium, composed of a Senior Advisory Council and a Steering Committee, was created. In addition to being a member of these, the NDC also participates actively in the following working groups: "Advanced Distributed Learning", "Curriculum Development", "Security Sector Reform", "Combating Terrorism", "Regional Stability in South East Europe" and the "Euro-Atlantic Security" Study Group.
The remaining Working Groups, monitored by the NDC, are "Impact of IT on National Security", "Military History", "Regional Stability in Central Asia" and "Regional Stability in Southern Caucasus".