Eight countries, already part of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE), signed the notes of joining yesterday evening at NATO's Supreme Allied Command Transformation, welcoming Poland and USA as new members to the CFentre. The official flag raising ceremony will take place on 17 November.
With Poland and USA, the Centre now has ten Sponsoring Nations who participate in the work of the Centre. As a Sponsoring Nation each country sends their scientists to work in the Centre and each country also contributes to the shared budget. In addition to Poland and USA, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Spain are taking part of the Centre.
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is one of many NATO Centres of Excellence. Its mission is to enhance the capability, cooperation and information sharing among NATO, it’s member nations and partners in cyber defence by virtue of education, research and development, lessons learned and consultation.
Information to media:
The official flag ceremony to celebrate the occasion of the USA and Poland joining the centre will take place on November 17 at Filtri tee 12, Tallinn. The President of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Toomas Hendrik Ilves will address the guests at the ceremony.
A press conference will be held at 16:15 with the of Estonian Minister of Defence Mr Mart Laar, Polish Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia Mr Grzegorz M. Poznański, USA Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia Mr Michael C. Polt and Director of the NATO CCD COE Colonel Ilmar Tamm.
Journalists and photographers wishing to participate the press conference and ceremony are kindly asked to accredit themselves latest by 16:00 on November 16th either by calling to +372 717 6811 or writing to kristiina.pennar-at-ccdcoe.org. Please give your full name, name of the media outlet you are from and your document (ID card or passport) number. Press cards can be collected at Filtri tee 12 on 17th of November from 16:00.