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13 September 1972-2022: EUROMIL celebrates its 50 year anniversary

On 13 September 1972, EUROMIL was founded in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, by professional military associations from Belgium, Denmark,  Italy, the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany. 50 years later, current and former members of EUROMIL gathered in Bergisch Gladbach to celebrate the 50 years anniversary. Almost 100 people participated …

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50 years of EUROMIL – Interview with the President Emmanuel Jacob and Vice-President Jörg Greiffendorf

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by DBwV in German. You can read it here. “We also need a turning point at European level” “In 1972 the day had come: all the soldiers of Europe should speak with one voice. EUROMIL is established. …

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“Threat Multiplier” and Innovation Engine – EUROMIL reacts to the challenges posed by climate change

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Michael Rudloff in German. You can read it here. In the new Strategic Concept adopted at the NATO summit in Madrid on June 29, 2022, the defense alliance recognizes climate change as a “decisive challenge of our …

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Strategic Compass: the Future for European Defence and integrated Armed Forces?

Strategic Compass: the Future for European Defence and integrated Armed Forces? The Strategic Compass[1] represents a roadmap that will guide the EU through challenges and threats for the years to come, and towards a stronger and more integrated Europe of Defence, able to act autonomously when needed and with partners …

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How EUROMIL Overcame the ‘Iron Curtain’

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Michael Rudloff in German. You can read it here. The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL), in the context of the collapsing Warsaw Pact, assisted soldiers in organising  themselves against the resistance for social and political …

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The Long Fight for the Right of Association of Soldiers in Europe

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Michael Rudloff in German.  Since it was founded, EUROMIL has campaigned within the European institutions for the rights of European citizens in uniform.  With the founding of the umbrella organisation EUROMIL, the participating soldiers’ associations …

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EUROMIL Holds 125th General Assembly Meeting in Slovakia

On 29 April 2022, EUROMIL held its 125th General Assembly meeting in Trenčín, Slovakia, hosted by member association ZVSR. EUROMIL President Emmanuel Jacob opened the conference by welcoming members and reiterating the organisation’s mandate to achieve better social rights for all workers, in particular military personnel. In his opening speech, …

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The Longest Journey Begins With a First Step

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Michael Rudloff in German. You can read it here. In a small town on the Moselle, the official foundation of the European Organisation of Military Associations was prepared. Hatzenport is a small municipality on the …

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Fiftieth Anniversary of EUROMIL

Photo: Christian Sorensen with Heinz Volland in 1973. EUROMIL was founded on 13 September 1972 in Bergsch-Glabbach, Germany. Our German Member Assocation, DBwV, published an article in their magazine by Michael Rudloff, reminding us of the events of EUROMIL’s establishment. The original article can be read here in German and …

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Looking Back on the Recent Past!

Looking back on 2021, it cannot be denied that the pandemic, just like it did in 2020, took a lot out of all of us. COVID-19 has demanded a lot from society in general, but over the past period the pandemic has, in addition to the numerous health workers in …

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