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.

Assos. prof. Josef Procházka, Ph.D., born in 1966. In 1989 he graduated from the Military Academy of Antonin Zápotocký in Brno.  He occupied junior and staff officer assignments in logistic support. In years 2000 – 2007 he was appointed as an analyst at the Institute for Strategic Studies of the University of Defence in Brno.  He conducted two operational deployments (SFOR 1999, EUFOR 2004). After accomplishing his active military service in 2007, he was involved in the Czech Republic defence policy and strategy formulation and worked at the NATO HQ in resource management. Since 2014, he became the deputy director of the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies of the University of Defence. His scientific focus embraces defence policy, defence managements and planning

Country: Czech Republic


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