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PfPC Staff Report

The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Advanced Distributed Learning Working Group is discussing new initiatives in a workshop hosted by the Rakovski National Defence College in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The workshop started Nov. 4 and ends Nov. 6. There are about 40 e-learning professionals from the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, and the South Caucasus.

Some of the objectives for the workshop include enhancing ADL capabilities, improving NATO e-learning platforms as well as discussing new initiatives.

The group is also discussing the applied application of ADL principles to the Defense Education Enhancement Program. Defense education transformation is an important part of the defense institution building process underway in many partner nations.

The ADL WG helps partner nations achieve their defense education goals, which in many cases helps towards NATO aspirations and other broader goals.

The PfPC Operations Staff is co-located with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The PfPC is a voluntary association of institutes of higher learning and defense and security affairs linking more than 800 defense academies and security studies institutes in 59 countries