Montenegro on the Path to Join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

The President of Montenegro, Mr. Milo Djukanović, was on an official one-day visit to Estonia and visited the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The future of cyber cooperation was discussed during his meeting with the Director of CCDCOE Colonel Jaak Tarien. Montenegro is currently in the final stage of becoming a member of the CCDCOE.

During his visit the President also met with President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and visited the e-Estonia Briefing Center and the E-State Academy.

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCDCOE) is a NATO-accredited knowledge hub, think-tank and training facility. The international military organisation focuses on interdisciplinary applied research and development, as well as consultations, trainings and exercises in the field of cyber security.

The heart of the Centre is a diverse group of international experts from 25 nations, including legal scholars, policy and strategy experts as well as technology researchers with military, government and industry backgrounds.

Membership of the Centre is open to all Allies. Currently Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States have signed on as Sponsoring Nations of the Centre. Austria, Finland and Sweden have become Contributing Participants – the status available for non-NATO nations.