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Integrated Partner Orientation Course (IPOC)

  • 14 Jan. 2021
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  • Last updated: 14 Jan. 2021 00:00

Aim: The aim of the Integrated Partner Orientation Course (IPOC) is to improve participants’ knowledge of the NATO Alliance; its missions, roles and priorities; its internal structures and organisation; and its external relations with partner nations and international institutions. The course examines the way in which each of these elements is evolving to reflect changes in the international security environment.


Participants follow the same programme of lectures as the NDC Senior Course, and are fully integrated with the Senior Course members in all activities. The IPOC thus constitutes a joint NATO, Partnership for Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative and Global Partners activity, which makes an important contribution to these partnership programmes.

Course Dates: The next Integrated Partner Orientation Course (IPOC) 2021/1 on "NATO: Present and Future" will take place at the NATO Defense College from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April 2021.

Participation: All PfP, Mediterranean Dialogue and ICI countries and Global Partners are invited to participate.

All the information related to the current IPOC course can be found in the
restricted access environment.

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