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European Organisation of Military Association

European Organisation of Military Associations
and Trade Unions

Looking Back on the Recent Past!

Looking Back on the Recent Past!

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NSC: 55 Suicides, 55 People have Decided to Stop Fighting

Nuovo Sindacato Carabinieri (NSC, a Carabinieri Union) organised a meeting wanting to break the silence on the issue of suicide in the Armed and Police Forces. The Conference took place on November 27th in Viareggio at the Hotel Palace and, again, strongly supported by NSC, was moderated by Sara Lucaroni, …

Europe – Developing Capabilities for a Credible Defence

On 24-25 November 2021 the 20th Congress on European Security and Defence, better known as the Berlin Security Conference (BSC), has been organised. After a digital conference in May 2021, the 20th Conference has been held in-person, however limited in numbers and with an adapted agenda and format. As in …

Strengthening & Defending TU Rights for Public Sector: 2nd Regional Meeting Takes Place

The second regional meeting in EUROMIL’s joint project with EPSU and EuroCOP took place on 16 and 17 November 2021. The meeting focused on strengthening and defending trade union rights in the public sector in the context of Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. The two morning sessions followed …

EUROMIL Holds 124th Presidium Meeting

EUROMIL’s 124th Presidium meeting took place on 22 October 2021 in Athens, Greece hosted by member association, PFEARFU. The meeting was the first Presidium meeting to take place offline since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was opened by EUROMIL President, Emmanuel Jacob and included key-note speakers President …

‘Strengthening & Defending Trade Union Rights in the Public Sector’ – First regional meeting in EPSU, EUROMIL & EuroCOP joint project

The first regional meeting of the EPSU, EUROMIL and EuroCOP project on strengthening and defending trade union rights in the public sector took place on 14 and 15 September 2021. The meeting assessed the current state of play, in particular regarding the transposition of the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions …

UK: COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact On Veterans

King’s College London conducted a study on “UK veterans’ mental health and well-being before and during the COVID-19 pandemic”, which was published by BMJ. The study aims to understand the impact that the pandemic had on the veterans’ mental health, alcohol use and loneliness. To begin with, despite the uncertainty …


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Strengthening and Defending TU Rights in the Public Sector: EPSU, EuroCOP, EUROMIL Project

EPSU, EuroCOP and EUROMIL are coordinating a joint project on ‘Strengthening and Defending Trade Union Rights in the Public Sector.’ The project intends to assess current legislative frameworks across the EU regarding trade union rights for public sector workers, including the military and police forces. Read more…

Collective Bargaining & the Armed Forces

Collective bargaining is an important and necessary tool in furthering the rights of workers as it allows for the interests of individuals to be represented as a whole, at a high level with formal procedures in place. Unfortunately, collective bargaining is not always available for workers in the public sector, in particular for members of the armed forces, as they are often prevented from doing so by legislators. Read more…

Armed Forces & Climate Emergency

As the global climate crisis worsens, the armed forces across Europe continue to respond to emergencies in a national capacity as well as supporting neighbouring countries. Extreme weather events as a result of the climate crisis have led to the outbreak of more frequent flooding and forest fires across Europe, killing many and displacing even more. EUROMIL is carefully monitoring the situation with regards to the role of the military and the implications for citizens in uniform. Read more…

Armed Forces & 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…

Upcoming Events

  1. The Conference on the Future of Europe and the European Defence Integration

    January 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Board Meeting, 4 March 2022, Brussels.

    March 4
    Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5, B1
    Brussels, Brussels 1210 Belgium
  3. 125th General Assembly, Trenčín, Slovakia

    April 29
  4. Safety & Health: The Implementation of the WTD in the Armed Forces

    May 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    16 Rue Jean Rey F-75015
    Paris, Paris F-75015 France

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