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How to Recruit Within the Generation Z

Many European defence organizations are struggling with a recruitment problem. They are unable to fill in the required workforce strength with a sufficient number of young recruits. A poorly executed recruitment campaign is often at the origin of this problem.  But how can a recruiting campaign work? Bridging the generation …

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EUROMIL Position Paper on Recruitment and Retention

Several trends have influenced the recruitment of personnel of the European armed forces during the last years. Firstly, during the last decades, European armed forces were steadily downsized. In the context of the so-called peace-dividend which was expected after the end of the Cold War, European governments reduced their defence …

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P.FE.AR.F.U Participation in Committee of Defence and Foreign Affairs

Abstract – On Tuesday, 16 April 2019, P.FE.AR.F.U officially participated in the Committee of Defence and Foreign Affairs in the Greek Parliament in order to discuss and submit proposals on the new draft law of the MoD. The consultation concerns a draft law about the recruitment, conscription, military justice, support and care arrangements for the …

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Soldiers of Tomorrow

What is important for the young men and women we want to bring into the military today and tomorrow? And what counts for them so that they want to stay for a sufficiently long time? How should defence organizations respond to their expectations and aspirations? The young men and women …

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Colloquium Promoted by AP

In an unprecedented worthy of note initiative, a colloquium about “Military Recruitment – Challenges and Opportunities” organised by the Portuguese association representing soldiers and corporals (Associação de Praças – AP,) took place on 15 February 2017 at the National Defence Institute in Lisbon. The event aimed at promoting the discussion …

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Recruitment in the Belgian Armed Forces

Abstract – Since January 2014, the Belgian defense has been recruiting at two different levels, after the modification of the statute of the soldiers. On the one hand, defense maintains a professional status (contract until pension), on the other hand it provides to some soldiers a contract for a period …

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