NATO BI Discipline Conference 2018 – Final Programme

The Norwegian Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) kindly invites you to the Building Integrity ADC on 10 and 11 October 2018 at NATO Defence College (NDC), Via Giorgio Pelosi 1, 00143 Rome, Italy. The ADC provides an excellent opportunity for the synchronization of relevant stakeholders involved in the BI discipline. The primary aim of the conference is to achieve an adequate alignment and coordination of efforts in sustaining this discipline. The conference also provides an opportunity for professional development for people involved in building integrity in the defence and security sectors in NATO- and Partner countries.This year the event will be a two-day event where we will conduct an ADC workshop on day one. The reception for all participants will take place on day one (10 October) at 18:00 at The Army Club, Viale Castro Pretorio 95, 00185 Rome (see program).

The NDC is located in the military area of Rome called Cecchignola. You need to bring your passport for access to it and the NDC. Furthermore, should you wish to arrive by car, please inform the NDC of your license plate number and type of car to ensure access ASAP (see below).

Day one (10 October)

Day one will be with limited participation from NATO Training facilities or other institutions that contribute with training and education solutions, from NATO or Partner countries. The NATO Requirement authority is also invited. It is also open to adjacent Department Heads and other interested NATO entities. One delegate should represent each organization only.
On this day of the conference, we seek to update and validate the training requirements and the existing training solutions. Participants are welcome to propose new training opportunities, which will be further scrutinised by the Department Head and eventually identified as suitable solutions for the existing requirements as identified by the requirement authority (NATO IS PASP) and to finalise the Discipline Alignment Plan.

Day two (11 October)

Day two will be an open conference putting BI into a broader context and will be open for a larger and more varied audience from NATO and/or partner countries. Participation will be limited by the size of the auditorium. The theme for the second day is “Why building integrity, institution building and anti-corruption are integral parts of the security agenda”.

The conference on day two is open to BI experts, discussing how to create robust defence institutions, resilient to threats from corruption and hybrid warfare by building integrity. The objective is to create awareness of the importance of building integrity and anti-corruption in the defence- and security sectors.


CIDS will arrange a shuttle bus service from/to Laurentina Station, the final station on the Metro B-line, which is closest to the NATO Defence College (NDC) where the Conference will take place.  You will find the bus when you exit the station to the right, in via di Vigna Murata (link). It will have a sign “BI ADC 2018”.


For those potentially driving to the venue, please convey your license plate number and type of car NLT 8 October to:


Each participant will be responsible to book his/her own hotel room for the duration of the Conference. We recommend you book a hotel in the vicinity of the B-line metro (see transportation above).

The NDC often works with the following hotel (five minutes’ walk from EUR Fermi metro station) and gets the following price:

Hotel dei Congressi:

Viale Shakespeare, 29, 00144 Roma.
€106,00 (+ €6 city tax)

Any questions? Please contact Annette Hurum.

Programme Day one

09:30Shuttle bus departs from
Laurentina Metro Station, exit right


10:00-10:20Opening remarks by:Five minutes each The DH CIDS
Joint Forces Trainers rep SACT
The local host NDC
Moderator: Col Terje Haaverstad
10:20-10:45Overview over the global programming conceptSACT
10:45-11:30Results from the requirement workshopNATO IS PASP
11:30-11:50Coffee break
11:50-13:00Status of the discipline alignment plan CIDS
14:00-15:15Training solutionsNTFs introduces themselves on their BI training solutions
15:15-15:35Coffee break
15:35-16:15Status on the initiative for cross cutting diciplinesCIDSCol Haaverstad
Supplemented by other DHs
16:15-16:45Status BI in exercisesJWC
16:45-17:00Wrap up first day CIDS
17:00Departure shuttle bus for Army Club via Laurentina Metro Station
18:00-19:30Conference Reception at the Army Club, Viale Castro Pretorio 95, Castro Pretorio Metro StationHosted by CIDS

Programme Day two

09:30Shuttle bus departs from Laurentina Metro Station, exit right


10:00-10:30Opening remarksModerator: Ms Annette Hurum, CIDS
BG David Pincet, Director Academic Operations NDC,
Mr Per Christensen, Director CIDS,
Ms Susan Pond, NATO HQ PASP,
10:30-11:10Keynote speeches, including discussion periodWhy building integrity, institution building and anti-corruption are integral parts of the security agendaSir Ian Andrews, Transparency International Defence and Security Program
Dr Sylaj Shkelzen, Sec Gen, Ministry of Kosovo Security Forces
11:10-11:40Coffee break
11:40-12:50Panel 1:
How corruption affects the security and stability
Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro

Mr Roman Rukomeda, CIDS
BG Ahmic, BiH MOD,
Mr Safet Korać,
12:55-13:00Family PhotoNDC Main Entrance
14:15-15:15Panel 2:
How defence institutions and integrity building can strengthen resiliency
Dr Todor Tagalev
Dr Nadja Milanova
Dr Vira Ratsiborynska,
15:15-15:35Coffee break
15:35-16:35Panel 3:
Strategies to build integrity from different perspectives
The military perspective: UKDA
The MOD Perspective, MOD NO
NATO Agency perspective, NSPA
Ms Jackie Davies
Mr Frank Alvern
Ms Annette van Zeyl

16:35-16:50Closing remarksNATO IS PASP
Ms Susan Pond
Mr Per Christensen
17:00Departure Shuttle Bus for Laurentina Metro Station