04. december 2013
CMS publishes new report
NORDEFCO states cooperate in many ways and desire to cooperate more fully and deeply in professional military education (PME). The purpose of this new report 'Invading Bologna - Prospects for Nordic Cooperation on Professional Military Education' is to indicate how they can do so in a limited yet comprehensive manner. They ought to raise their level of ambition from small training courses for specialists to their command and staff courses. Despite substantive overlap, these are executed as national courses for national purposes to a select group of officers-in-residence and in their national language. These constitute substantial barriers to cooperation and enhanced operational effectiveness. This PME situation mirrors that of civilian higher and vocational-technical education in Europe some two decades ago. Lessons can therefore be learned from civilian experiences in cross-national education reform.
The report is written by Dr. Gary Schaub Jr., Dr. Henrik Breitenbauch and MA Flemming Pradhan-Blach and can be downloaded here.