EUROMIL is pleased to invite you to the opening session of its 112th Presidium Meeting and following panel discussion on ”How to conceive the future of European defence while respecting a social and human dimension?” on 16 October 2015 from 9h to 13h30 at the International Auditorium (International Trade Union House, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2, B-1210 Brussels).
Friday, 16 October 2015
09h00-10h00 – Official Opening of the 112th Presidium Meeting
Welcoming speech by Emmanuel Jacob, President of EUROMIL
Keynote speech by Steven Vandeput, Minister of Defence of Belgium
Keynote speech by Rear Admiral Jürgen Ehle, Senior Political Military Advisor, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union – Politico-Military Affairs
10h00-10h15 – Coffee break
10h15-12h30 – Panel Discussion – ”How to conceive the future of European defence while respecting a social and human dimension?”
Moderator: Dr. Karl von Wogau, Secretary General of the Kangaroo Group and Honorary Member of the European Parliament
Col. Peter Kallert, Special Assistant, Office of the Chairman, EU Military Committee
Brig. Gen. Jo Coelmont, Senior Associate Fellow at EGMONT, Royal Institute for International Relations and Senior Fellow at the Belgian Royal High Institute for Defence
Paulyn Marrinan Quinn, Senior Counsel and Founding Ombudsman for the Irish Defence Forces
Veli Yüksel, Member of the Defence Committee, Belgian Parliament
Peter Scherrer, Deputy General Secretary of the ETUC
The working language of the conference is English and no translation will be provided.
A light lunch will be served at 12h30.
The conference will be preceded by a cocktail reception on Thursday, 15 October 2015 at 18h30 at the International Auditorium (International Trade Union House, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2, B-1210 Brussels).
The cocktail reception will be hosted by EUROMIL, in collaboration with the Belgian Veteran Institute – Het Instituut voor Veteranen – Nationaal Instituut voor Oorlogsinvaliden, Oud-strijders en Oorlogsslachtoffers/ L’Institut des Vétérans – Institut National des Invalides de Guerre, Anciens Combattants et Victimes de Guerre. The latter will display an exhibition on “The Resistance in Europe during the Second World War” in the reception hall.
If you wish to participate in these events, please RSVP by filling the below registration form by 5 October 2015.