JFC Brunssum hosts Visit of Italian International Journalism Course
General Farina with visitors from the Italian International Journalism Course and Italian personnel based at Brunssum
Mar 28, 2017
Brunssum, Netherlands – On Friday 24 March students and instructors of an International Journalism course run by the Institute for Global Studies, from Italy, in collaboration with the Italian Joint Defence Staff, visited JFC Brunssum. Visitors – civilians and military personnel operating in the Public Affairs domain – were received by the Commander, General Salvatore Farina, and his staff.
Course members were briefed on the main tasks and responsibilities of JFC Brunssum, with a special focus on the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, as well as on the HQ’s 360-degrees approach to security related issues, current deterrence and defence concepts, and the outcomes of the Alliance’s Wales and Warsaw Summits. Within this context briefings were included that touched upon the creation of an enhanced NATO Response Force and the ongoing implementation of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltics and Poland.
This year, for the 10th edition of the International Journalism course – a course aimed at journalists or aspiring journalists aiming to work outside Italy and, particularly, in crisis theatres – visits to JFC Brunssum and the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force based at Geilenkirchen, Germany, were included for the first time.
This professional development visit is one element of a programme aimed at imparting a deeper knowledge of the political-administrative systems of the EU and NATO, as well as their respective communication strategies and relationships with media.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office