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The Nordic Chiefs of Defence Met in Helsinki

Nordic Defence Cooperation Received Strong Support from the Member Countries. The Nordic Chiefs of Defence gathered on the Santahamina Military Island for the annual NORDEFCO-commanders’ meeting, held on 7 and 8March. The meeting was hosted by the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg and its theme focused on the ongoing Nordic defence cooperation projects and their further guidance as well as meeting the Nordic network participants.
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NORDEFCO Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations Gender Training of Trainers Course started

Altogether twenty-five students from four different countries are attending the NORDEFCO Gender Training of Trainers Mobile Education and Training Team Course (NCGM METT GToT). The course instructor pool is also very diverse: the instructors represent five different nations.
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Finland to host meeting of the Nordic CHODs


The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg, will host the meeting of Nordic chiefs of defence in Finland on 7 March 2017.
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Nordic Gender Focal Point Training Needs Analysis is on-going

FINCENT supports the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM) in conducting the training needs analysis for the Nordic Gender Focal Point (GFP) Training. Gender experts form Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are currently working on the course design. The pilot course will be held at Livgardet on 4.-5.4.2017.
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NORDEFCO Peace Support Operations Cooperation Course started at FINCENT

Twenty-five students representing six different nationalities are participating in the NORDEFCO Peace Support Operations Cooperation Course at the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre located in Helsinki, Finland.
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Finland holds the chairmanship of NORDEFCO in 2017

Finland will hold the chairmanship of NORDEFCO in 2017. The one-year chairmanship rotates among the Nordic countries. In 2016, it was held by Denmark and in 2018 Finland will pass it on to Norway.
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NORDEFCO Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report 2016 highlights the work and achievements made during the Danish Chairmanship.
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Memorandum of Understanding on Easy Access signed by Nordic Defence Ministers

Memorandum of Understanding on Easy Access signed by Nordic Defence Ministers
At the Nordic Defence Ministers meeting in Copenhagen 9 November, the Nordic Ministers signed Memorandum of Understanding on Easy Access.
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Progressing: The idea of a Nordic Combat uniform

Progressing: The idea of a Nordic Combat uniform
The Nordic countries plan to buy a joint combat uniform. The joint procurement aims to ensure the soldiers a coherent uniform system that works in all conditions and guarantees the Nordic countries value for money.
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MINUSMA - Signature of Letter of Intent

MINUSMA - Signature of Letter of Intent
On 20 June a rotation concept for the deployment of C-130 transport aircraft to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, was signed by Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and Sweden.
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