FAQ

NB! NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence is multi-nationally constituted and NATO-accredited international military organization, which is not part of the NATO Command Structure, nor subordinate to any other NATO entity. 

How to call NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in other languages?

Dutch: NAVO Center of Excellence voor Strategische Communicatie

Estonian: NATO Strateegilise Kommunikatsiooni Kompetentsikeskus

Finnish: NATOn strategisen kommunikaation osaamiskeskus

French: Le centre d’excellence de l’OTAN pour les communications stratégiques

German: Kompetenzzentrum der NATO für Strategische Kommunikation

Italian: Centro di Eccellenza della NATO per la Comunicazione Strategica

Latvian: NATO Stratēģiskās komunikācijas izcilības centrs

Lithuanian: NATO Srateginės komunikacijos kompetencijos centras

Polish: Centrum Eksperckie Komunikacji Strategicznej NATO

Russian: Центр передового опыта НАТО в области стратегической коммуникации

Swedish: Natos strategiska kommunikationscentrum

How to arrange an interview with Centre's experts of the Director?

Please, write an email to linda [dot] curika [at] stratcomcoe [dot] org and she will help you find the expert that is the most suitable for the issue you wish to discuss.

Do you organise courses on Strategic Communication?

We have an Online course "Introduction to StratCom", you can apply for it here. All the other courses we will organise and contribute to, will be organised through the NATO School

What is a Centre of Excellence?

Centres of Excellence (COEs) are international military organisations that train and educate leaders and specialists from NATO member and partner countries. They offer recognised expertise and experience that is of benefit to the Alliance, and support the transformation of NATO. There has been 21 COE certified to date.

Why Latvia has a Centre of Excellence dedicated to Strategic Communications?

It is increasingly important that the Alliance communicates in an appropriate, timely, accurate and responsive manner on its evolving roles, objectives and missions. Strategic communication is an integral part of our efforts to achieve the Alliance’s political and military objectives.

What do you do?

The Centre provides comprehensive analyses, timely advice and practical support to the Alliance, designs programs to advance doctrine development, conducts research and experimentation to find practical solutions to existing challenges. Part of our analysis and research is available, if you click here.

What is Strategic Communications?

There are many definitions that define Strategic Communications.Current NATO approved definition of Strategic Communications says that Strategic Communication is the coordinated and appropriate use of NATO communications activities and capabilities - Public Diplomacy, Public Affairs, Military Public Affairs, Information Operations and Psychological Operations, as appropriate - in support of Alliance policies, operations and activities, and in order to advance NATO’s aims.