The Partnership for Peace
Based on a commitment to the democratic principles that underpin the Alliance itself, the purpose of the Partnership for Peace is to increase stability, diminish threats to peace and build strengthened security relationships between individual Euro-Atlantic partners and NATO, as well as among partner countries.
Established in 1994, the Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation that allows partners to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. On 24 September 2014, JFC Brunssum hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of this program.
Activities on offer under the PfP programme touch on virtually every field of NATO activity, including defence-related work, defence reform, defence policy and planning, civil-military relations, education and training, military-to-military cooperation and exercises, civil emergency planning and disaster response, and cooperation on science and environmental issues.
Currently, there are 22 countries in the Partnership for Peace programme.