Man and a woman in front of the conference sign

Blue Shield International were proud to be invited to speak by NATO J9 SHAPE at the 11th edition of the CIMIC Units Commanders’ Conference in Venice, Italy. The CIMIC event was organised by the Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG) of Motta di Livenza on the delegation of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), and held inside the “Dante Alighieri” library of the Maritime Military Studies Institute.

The event focussed on CIMIC (Civil Military Cooperation), where the main topics of the conference were “Cultural Property Protection” and “Children and Armed Conflict”. It brought together about 200 participants, including several Commanders of NATO Units and members of the Partnership for Peace (PfP), as well as specialists from the sector from 23 countries, with civil authorities, representatives of international (OI), governmental and non-governmental (GO / NGO) organisations, and academia.

Photo: Dr Paul Fox, Blue Shield International and Sera Gaeta, Branch Head (Civil Military Interaction at NATO/SHAPE) at 11th CIMIC Units Commanders’ Conference. © S. Gaeta, 2018.