The mission of the NDC is to contribute to the effectiveness and cohesion of the Alliance by developing its role as a major centre of education, outreach and research on transatlantic security issues.
To foster forward and creative strategic thinking on the key issues facing the Alliance, the NDC:
a. Provides senior-level education and brings together senior-level military and civilian officials to interact on NATO issues in a unique, diverse and multicultural setting while cultivating multi-national consensus-building and providing opportunities for multinational networking;
b. Engages in comprehensive outreach in support of Alliance strategic objectives;
c. Conducts strategic security studies and research in support of the Alliance's wider goals.