The NATO Public Affairs Officer Basic Course has finally come to an end. During the two weeks’ course the students received training on a wide range of subjects concerning Public Affairs and NATO’s policy on it, and practiced their media skills during the practical training part. They participated in the exercise «NORTHERN MESSENGER», where they organised and run a Public Affairs Office, in a simulated operations’ environment.
The course consisted of 26 students from different countries (Austria, BiH, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Serbia, Ukraine, and USA), military and law enforcement personnel, civilians, professionals and students in the field of communication.
Experts from Canada, Greece, FYROM and Serbia, with rich experience in Public Affairs and their respected fields, supported as instructors the Course. At the same time the media training, was supported by a team of journalists and technicians.
We should note the great success of the course this year, as it was described in the student evaluation forms.
We wish good luck to all of them and especially to the ones who are going to be positioned in Public Affairs positions, where they will put in good use the new skills they acquired.