The NATO SFA COE is a multinational entity with Italy, Albania and Slovenia as Sponsoring Nations, and Austria as Contributing Participant.

By virtue of its high potential deriving from multiple military and civilian professionals and the use of a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, the Centre is a hub of reference in the Security Force Assistance field at the national, international and NATO levels.

It provides paramount expertise in order to contribute to the development and experimentation of concepts and doctrines. The Centre also acquires and elaborates lessons learned, it contributes to the definition of capacitive development models in support of the Armed Forces of Partner Nations, and conducts educational and training activities for instructors, mentors and personnel belonging to other Nations.

In order to broaden its spectrum and benefit from a different perspective, the Centre also collaborates with universities and many international civilian and military organizations.