Shortly after the Istanbul summit 2004 the Slovak Republic assumed the role of Lead Nation for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Consequent Management within CNAD program of work in defence against terrorism (CNAD POW DAT). In 2005 and 2006 were held internal expert and political talks within Slovak Ministry of Defence in order to analyze ability and define the options of establishment of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of Excellence (EOD CoE) within Slovak Armed Forces structure.
Opening ceremony dated 1st October 2007
The essential task of the EOD CoE is to contribute to an increase of interoperability in EOD area focusing on the activity of EOD experts in multinational units deployed in NATO operations being in progress as well as in peacetime. The national and multinational discussions and analyses within NATO resulted in establishment of EOD CoE by October 1, 2007.