NATO Operational Capabilities Concept Evaluation and Feedback Programme

Defence Forces International Centre FINCENT 13.4.2018 10.58
Press release

FINCENT acts as a centre of expertise in operational capabilities, concept evaluation and feedback (OCC E&F).

Ref: OCC E&F Handbook v 3.1

The aim of the operational capabilities, concept evaluation and feedback (OCC E&F) programme is to improve the levels of interoperability and operational capabilities of partner units in order to enhance the operational relationship between the Alliance and partners contributing to NATO- led operations and to the NATO Response Force (NRF). The Programme also supports transformation of the national armed forces of the parties, and continues to act as a catalyst between force planning and operational planning to NATO’s training, exercise and certification processes in which the contributions of partner countries are reflected.

The OCC E&F programme is the two-level evaluation process, which includes a self-evaluation (SEL) and a NATO evaluation (NEL) conducted on each level. Level 1 evaluations primarily focus on interoperability, and level 2 evaluations are centred on capabilities (mission accomplishment).

One of FINCENT’s tasks is to act as a national centre of expertise in operational capabilities, concept evaluation and feedback. This task is the responsibility of the head of FINCENT’s Military Contribution to Peace Support (MC2PS) department.

Photo by: Topi Katalkin

The most recent OCC E&F activity took place in Ireland. FINCENT took part in the first national Irish OCC E&F SEL 1 evaluation.