NATO Common Funding as a Tool for Cohesion Enhancement and Ability to Act


In the past, the Common Funding played only marginal role in the NATO strategic decision-making. However, this situation changed significantly when the global economic crisis challenged the national public expenditures and NATO defence policy became a matter of serious reflections. NATO should balance its requirements with limited resources and adjust its future activities within shrinking budgets. NATO must make hard decisions and implement reforms in order to ensure its ability to fulfil its mission and priority tasks in the long run. The reconfiguration of Common Funding is an inherent part of this process. The aim of this article is to introduce Common Funding as a management-supporting tool of the international organisation under currently mounting resource constrains.

Assoc. prof. Josef Procházka, PhD, born 1966. He is graduate of the Military Academy Brno (VAAZ), 1990–1996 he served with the troops in the field of technological and automobile support; 1996–1999 staff functions at the General Staff and the Ministry of Defence, line of work logistics and acquisition; 2000-2007 Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS) Brno; 2007-2011 Department of Defence Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Defence. From the year 2011, defence advisor to the Czech Permanent Delegation to NATO – sources and armaments. His military career was finished in 2007. Doctoral study programme management of state defence, he graduated from the University of Defence Brno in 2005. From 1999 till a 2004 he served in SFOR and EUFOR missions, at the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina; in 1995, 2002 and 2008 he was abroad, on short-term attachments on logistics, management sources, security policy. In 2005, General Staff Course, Brno. He is an author of publications and articles dealing with managements sources, defence planning, logistics and armaments. Josef procházka currently works as a Director of the Centre for Security and military strategic studies.

Country: Czech Republic


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