In addition, annual work programmes (then referred to as Individual Tailored Cooperation Packages of Activities) were further developed

In addition, annual work programmes (then referred to as Individual Tailored Cooperation Packages of Activities) were further developed

Significant steps were taken at the 2006 Riga Summit to increase the operational relevance of NATO’s cooperation with countries that are part of its structured partnership frameworks as well as other countries around the world.

At the 2010 Lisbon Summit, Allies agreed to develop a more efficient and flexible partnership policy, in time for the meeting of Allied foreign ministers in Berlin in . To this end, they decided to:

  • streamline NATO’s partnership tools in order to open all cooperative activities and exercises to partners and to harmonise partnership programmes;
  • better engage with partners across the globe who contribute significantly to security and reach out to relevant partners to build trust, increase transparency and develop practical cooperation;
  • develop flexible formats to discuss security challenges with partners and enhance existing fora for political dialogue; and
  • build on improvements in NATO’s training mechanisms and consider methods to enhance individual partners’ ability to build capacity. Read more