German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas cuts the Ribbon at the CoE

Event

15 September 2020

The European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management was opened by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on 15 September 2020, ahead of the official opening ceremony on 17 September 2020. Minister Maas visited the CoE premises, cut the Ribbon, officially inaugurating our office, and met and greeted the team. 

The CoE was established in February 2020 as a German iniative in the framework of Germany's commitment to the implementation of the Civilian CSDP Compact

The CoE is an international non-profit association based in Berlin comprising of 18 European Union Member States.

The CoE Team, from left to right: Markus Woelke, Head of unit for Common Security and Defence Policy at the German Federal Foreign Ministry; Hanneke Brouwer, Benjamin Tallis, German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Volker Jacoby, Taina Järvinen, Daniela Dietmayr, Estela López-Hermoso © Florian Gärtner / Photothek
German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Founding Director of the CoE Volker Jacoby. Copyright Florian Gärtner / Phohothek.
Copyright Florian Gärtner / Phohothek.
From left to right: Markus Woelke, Head of Unit for Common Security and Defence Policy at the German Federal Foreign Office; German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas; Volker Jacoby, Founding Director of the CoE. Copyright Florian Gärtner / Phohothek.

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