EUROMIL is pleased to invite you to the public part of its 5th Congress and 114th Presidium Meeting, where keynote speeches will be followed by a panel discussion on “Women in the armed forces” on 21 October 2016 from 9h to 13h15 at the International Auditorium (International Trade Union House, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2, B-1210 Brussels).
Friday, 21 October 2016
09h00-10h00 – Keynote speeches
Emmanuel Jacob, President EUROMIL
Ambassador Marc Michielsen, Director for Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium
Dr. Julia De Clerck-Sachsse, Adviser Strategic Planning, European External Action Service
Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security
10h00-10h15 – Coffee break
10h15-12h15 – Panel discussion – “Women in the armed forces”
Daniel de Torres, Deputy Head Operations III, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Presentation of the resolution “Women in the armed forces: promoting equality, putting an end to gender-based violence”:
Senator Maryvonne Blondin, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe
Lieutenant Colonel Lena Kvarving, Norwegian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Nevena Miteva, Chair of the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives
Hilde Vautmans, Member of the European Parliament
The working language of the conference is English and no translation will be provided.
A light lunch will be served at 12h15.
The conference will be preceded by a cocktail reception on Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 18h30 – 20h30 at the International Auditorium (International Trade Union House, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2, B-1210 Brussels).