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120th Presidium Meeting in Brussels

On 25-26 October 2019, about 60 delegates from 21 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels, Belgium, for the 120th Presidium Meeting. EUROMIL holds Presidium Meetings twice every year. The Presidium approves the policy of the Board and provides impetus for the prospective further development of EUROMIL policy. …

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Building Resilient and Sustainable Ombuds Institutions – 11ICOAF

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, better known as ICOAF. Among the participants, EUROMIL is one of the rare participants not being an Ombuds Institution. However, EUROMIL believes that a good …

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Human Rights Jurisprudence in relation to the Armed Forces

The third “silent leges inter arma” conference organised by the Belgian Group under the Auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War was held in Bruges from 17 September until 20 September 2019. This conference brought together no less than 95 participants from 30 different …

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First ever LGBTQI event at NATO

On 6 June 2019, the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), the Permanent Representation of Belgium to NATO and the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO, co-hosted a panel discussion on “Integrating LGBTQI Perspectives in Allied and Partner Armed Forces” at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The …

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Inclusive Security Forces: Lifting the Taboos

The following article was written by EUROMIL in the framework of this year’s Debating Security Plus debate on LGBTI Rights in the security Sector and first published on Friends of Europe’s “Europe’s World” platform. Voters went to the polls from 23 to 26 May 2019 to elect their representatives to the …

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Protecting Without Being Protected – Basic EU Social Standards Not Applied To Security Personnel In The EU

In recent years, the EU has frequently made use of the provisions in Article 153 of the TFEU to set minimum standards on working and employment conditions of workers in the EU. Although the European Commission consistently tries to define “workers” as broadly as possible to include all workers, the …

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World Cancer Day

On World Cancer Day (4 February 2019), EUROMIL highlights the need to guarantee the occupational safety and health of military personnel. There is only limited data on the occupation of cancer patients on a national and European level. Estimates of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) indicate that 8% of …

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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 2018, we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Representing military personnel from all over Europe, EUROMIL is celebrating this important anniversary as well. As umbrella organisations of European professional associations and trade unions of military personnel, fundamental freedoms and human rights are at the …

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Leaving No One Behind!

On 25 June 2018 the President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, met in Geneva with Mr. Clément Voule, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. This was the second meeting EUROMIL had with the Special Rapporteur after an exchange of views with Ms. Annalisa Ciampi …

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Associations and Trade Unions of Gendarmerie Personnel in Europe Join Efforts

Following-up on their meeting on 13 July 2017, several associations and trade unions of gendarmerie personnel from three European countries met on 25 January 2018 in Amsterdam. On the invitation of the Dutch MARVER (Marechaussee Military Union), representatives of the Spanish AUGC (Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles), the Portuguese APG …

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