Ministry of Defence logo Defence Staff logo
Periodista del EMAD

The ATS22 seminar organized by the NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence brings together experts from 13 nations

September 26, 2022
  • Among the events carried out by the C-IED CoE is, for the first time, the Alternate Threat Scenarios 2022 Seminar

The Centre of Excellence Against Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED CoE) organized the first edition of the Alternate Threat Scenarios Seminar (ATS22) in Madrid, from September 20 to 22.).

The Secretary-General of the Spanish National Police Information Office, Gemma Barroso Villarreal, and the C-IED CoE Director, Colonel Javier Corbacho Margallo, officially opened the seminar which has brought together experts from 13 nations focused on the fight against terrorism and against violent extremist organizations, as well as personnel who are experts in attacking the centre's networks.

In this first edition, the conferences focused on planning and fighting threats in three different scenarios: airspace, maritime/coastal and land. With the approach of these scenarios and their different vicissitudes, the objective of sharing experiences and knowledge was achieved, thus creating a favourable environment to enrich the technical profiles of the attendees with a better knowledge of the threats and promoting both the improvement of procedures and collaboration between agencies.

Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence Against Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED CoE), is one of the 28 NATO Accredited Centres of Excellence, and is located in the town of Hoyo de Manzanares (Madrid).

Its mission is to provide expert support to NATO, NATO partners and the International Community in the fight against the IED System to increase the security of deployed troops, reducing or eliminating the IED threat, especially from terrorist and insurgent networks.

It was offered by Spain to NATO as part of its network of Centres for Excellence and accredited by the Alliance in November 2010.