The proposal for “StratCom Terminology Improvement” came from the Netherlands, one of the founding member of the NATO StratCom COE, and was approved by the Steering Committee in December 2017.The Terminology Working Group held consultative sessions throughout 2018.

Key Objectives:

  • Ensuring that the core terms and definitions are coherent across different areas of NATO StratCom and can be equally understood and applied by the military and civilian side.
  • Creating a sense of responsibility of Strategic Communications throughout all of NATO.
  • Improving the core terms and definitions to enable NATO to speak to the rest of the world in a language that is intuitive and limits potential misinterpretations.
  • Contributing to the process of building a joint and future-oriented outlook of Strategic Communications within NATO.