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European Organisation of Military Association

European Organisation of Military Associations
and Trade Unions

The Same Duties, The Same Risks?

The Same Duties, The Same Risks?

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EuroISME Student Prize Open for Submissions

The International Society for Military Ethics (EuroISME) have opened up submissions for the 2022 edition of the student competition for the best European thesis on military ethics. EuroISME is a forum for the analysis, development and sharing of best practice in the areas of professional military ethics, across and beyond …

Priorities of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

On 1 January 2021, Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the 4th time. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by Portugal in the first half of 2021. To ensure coherency, three Presidencies are grouped together – Portugal shares the …

Creation Of The First UK Independent Defence Authority

EUROMIL was informed that on 1 December 2020, the first Independent Defence Authority in the United Kingdom (UK) has been created. This is the first initiative to represent military personnel in the UK through an independent body. The mission of the Independent Defence Authority is to provide more cost effective …

Numbers of Military Personnel – Personnel Strength of European Armed Forces

EUROMIL observed in the past months and years that European armed forces are reducing the numbers of their personnel and / or have problems to recruit enough young people to fill their ranks. In autumn 2020, EUROMIL decided to take a step back and analyse the underlying political and military …

The Role of Military Trade Unions in Tackling Discrimination in the Armed Forces

On 18 November 2020, EUROMIL held an online discussion on “The role of military trade unions in tackling discrimination in the armed forces”. The principles of equality and non-discrimination are enshrined in international standards and legislation. At the European Union (EU) level, these principles are foreseen in EU Treaties and …

12 ICOAF: Impact of COVID-19 on Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces

Since its first meeting in Berlin in 2009, EUROMIL participates at the yearly meetings of the International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF). Among the participants, EUROMIL is one of the rare participants not being an Ombuds Institution. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 12th ICOAF planned …


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Armed forces and COVID-19

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges, including for the armed forces. Since the beginning of this unprecedent health crisis, EUROMIL has been closely monitoring the role of European armed forces in fighting the virus and the overall support they provided to civilian authorities and the population. Read more…

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