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Thank you for your interest in Allied Command Operations (ACO) and its Strategic Headquarters, "Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe" (SHAPE).

A visit to SHAPE is an unrivalled opportunity to soak up the unique multinational military atmosphere of NATO and one of its two strategic commands. ACO/SHAPE is a place where all Alliance military operations are launched and supervised.

Please find below the requirements for planning a visit:

  • only an organised group (min. 10 people) can visit SHAPE (individual visitors’ requests will not be taken into consideration)
  • each visit should be planned at least 7 weeks in advance
  • read the instructions for visitors carefully and submit a request to our outreach liaison office via e-mail to pre-book a time and discuss further details
  • visits will be organised Mondays to Fridays in two sessions: a morning session 09:30 – 12:30 and an afternoon session 13:30 – 16:30 (please check the instructions for visitors for more details)
  • a valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access SHAPE
  • to meet the security requirements, we will ask you to complete and send us back an application form with all the necessary information in order to provide you with suitable entry allowance
  • please note we currently provide visits in English only

SHAPE is closed on weekends, office closing days and public holidays.

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