On 8 – 9 April 2014 the 16th JCBRN Defence COE Steering Committee Meeting took place in Vyškov with participation of the Sponsoring Nations representatives from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and United States of America. Representatives of ACT and SHAPE and a representative from the Netherlands also participated at the meeting in an observer role.
The CBRNe Summit 2014 organized by Intelligence-Sec’s took place in Brno from 26th to 28th March 2014. This year’s goal was to discuss latest threats and efficient ways of detecting threats before an attack occurs. Presenters participating on this event were the industry leaders from the public and private sector as well as senior national government officials, EU, UN, WHO and NATO representatives.
The JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence has supported this international event by providing assistance in shaping the agenda in order to make sure, that the attendees gather information about all key-topics within the CBRN Domain from the leading CBRNe-experts in the region.
The Director COL Jiri GAJDOS and the Deputy Director COL Rainer SCHULTE of the JCBRN Defence COE actively spoke at the Summit about the Joint CBRN Defence COE’s role on how to better and more effectively combat CBRNe-threats and according to this the role of the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) as a service provider.
On 17 March 2014 the Deputy Director of the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (Joint CBRN Defence COE) Col Rainer Schulte welcomed in his office a Commander of the Dutch CBRN Defence Centre LTC Alain SCHOONDERBEEK and a Dutch Liaison officer at the CBRN School in Sonthofen LTC Peter SCHALLENBERG.
The purpose of their visit was the possible cooperation between the Dutch CBRN defence experts and the Joint CBRN defence COE. The visit continued with presentations given at COL Janos Zelenak Conference room. LTC Peter SCHALLENBERG in introduction informed the JCBRN Defence COE representatives about the overall situation in Dutch Armed Forces, CBRN defence development cooperation and focus of the CBRN position abroad.
After that COS Col Daniel Deadrich provided an overview of the JCBRN defence COE and the Department Directors briefly introduced their departments with focus on the possible mutual cooperation or the possible contribution/participation at the Joint CBRN defence COE.