The role of Integrated Development Teams (IDTs) is to identify options for collaboration through analysis across their section of the capability spectrum and to set the conditions for and facilitate subsequent development into concrete collaborative work.
IDTs translate Steering Board guidance into objectives, timelines and tasks for the Project Teams’ work. They also have to landscape within their capability area and highlight cross-cutting issues for wider consideration and development and manage the Strategic Context Cases (SCC) for key workstrands.
Furthermore IDTs oversee and shape the work of the related PTs and Ad Hoc Working Groups by defining work programmes, formulating detailed tasks such as setting timelines, identifying and stating priorities, receiving and assessing regular updates and reports or adjusting PT work as required.
To identify new workstrands and prepare for a Steering Board decision to initiate work are also important tasks of the IDTs. Other tasks are to make recommendations on chairmanship of PTs to SB, on the need to examine special interest areas for SB discussion, to initiate national approvals processes for PT work (Common Staff Targets, Memorandum of Understandings, etc...), to formulate plans and recommend budgetary allocations for PT work, to monitor PT budgetary matters including Operational Budget spend and provide recommendations.
The Engage capability development area is made up of two Integrated Development Teams: IDT Engage and IDT Protect.
Manoeuvre aims at ensuring strategic reach and freedom of movement as well as support and logistics for all types of EU operations. This encompasses: strategic transport, Air-to-Air Refuelling and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), including assets & infrastructure; logistic chain and movement & transport management; elaborating standards for transported personnel, equipment and supplies; developing multinational integrated or cooperative logistics, including all class of supplies, maintenance, repair, recovery, medical support and infrastructure. To do so, tasks are distributed to both the IDT Deploy and IDT Sustain.