Welcome to the Centre of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) website. We hope you find our website useful and more importantly that it draws your attention to our on-going efforts to significantly contribute to NATO’s counter-terrorism (CT) transformational efforts. The work we do on behalf of NATO and COE-DAT sponsoring nations is important, thus, on behalf of our team I kindly invite you to communicate regularly with us and ideally participate in a variety of COE-DAT activities ranging from education and training events; policy, concept, and doctrine development related workshops and seminars; to contributions to the analysis and lessons learned process. If you have the credentials or qualifications to contribute to NATO’s transformation efforts within CT and are interested in realising that contribution by speaking, writing, or providing expert advice, then, please reach out to us. We recognise terrorism as an acute and global threat impacting NATO and partners alike, so we welcome your contributions to help us ensure NATO is ready to address it. Finally, for those readers from NATO member countries and NATO partners, as well as from the African Union member states, we consider it a privilege to meet and work with you through our numerous education and training activities, thus, we warmly welcome your participation. We hope to hear from you and look forward to having the pleasure of working with you during one of our upcoming activities in Ankara, Turkey.