Jonge Atlantici/YATA Netherlands board member Mats van Dijk attended the CCOE: CIMIC Centre of Excellence ‘s Community of Interest Conference NATO Defense College in Rome. What did he do there?

“Just arrived back home after a short trip to Rome, where I attended this year’s NATO CIMIC Community of Interest Conference on behalf of YATA Netherlands. Three days of instructive and above all inspiring discussions on the future of civil-military cooperation, NATO’s role in projecting stability and the Strategic Direction South. I had the pleasure of trying out a very promising CIMIC simulation game currently in development by the CCOE: CIMIC Centre of Excellence. All in all, the event was a big success thanks to the efforts of the organisers, the contributing partners, the hosts and all the fellow attendees. I hope to see some of you again after what was my first but certainly not my last international conference.”