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October 2019

The Climate-Security Nexus: Implications for Military Personnel

October 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
European Economic and Social Committee, 99 Rue Belliard
1000 Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Responding to the impact of a changing climate on international, regional, national, environmental and human security requires an all-of-society / all-of-government approach. The conference will use a multi-stakeholder, multi-level approach to help further raise awareness of the climate-security nexus and highlight the role of the defence community in assessing the risks to stability and peace, the role of civil-military cooperation in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the role of state and non-state actors in addressing the implications of climate…

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EU Citizens in National Armed Forces: Solving the Recruitment Challenge?

October 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19
Brussels, Belgium
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A joint event by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) & the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) Armed forces all over Europe are facing recruitment challenges. One of the possible solutions to these shortages might lie in recruiting EU-nationals. Only Belgium and Ireland have fully opened their national armed forces to EU-citizens. Other countries restrict the career options of non-nationals in the armed forces or open their military for citizens of former colonies or countries…

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June 2019

Military Trade Unions – A Necessary Reform

June 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
CGIL Nazionale, Corso d'Italia, 25
Rome, 00198 Italy
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The Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) and EUROMIL will convey a meeting on military trade unionism on 18 June 2019 at 10h at the national seat of the CGIL in Rome. While Italy is in the process of reforming its system of military representation and finally granting military personnel the right to freedom of association, the event will aim at sharing experience and best practices regarding military trade unionism and social dialogue in the armed forces, as well as…

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Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership in Security

June 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019

This fifth edition of GMF's transatlantic best practices convening will be held under the auspices of German Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, in cooperation with EUROMIL, Deutscher.Soldat. e.V., and Women in International Security - Germany. The goal is to provide a leadership development and exchange opportunity for key personnel and stakeholders to gain new strategies for diversity and inclusion (D&I) management in security contexts. Given rapid demographic change, as well as new security requirements, it is imperative…

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Integrating LGBTQI Perspectives in Allied and Partner Armed Forces

June 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
NATO HQ, Boulevard Léopold III
1110 Brussels, Belgium
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Together with the Permanent Representation of Belgium to NATO and the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO, EUROMIL will co-host a panel discussion on "Integrating LGBTQI Perspectives in Allied and Partner Armed Forces" on Thursday 6 June from 10h to 13h at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The panel discussion will be organised as a side-event taking pace in the framework of the Annual Conference of the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP). The aim of the side-event is to provide…

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LGBTI Rights in the Security Sector

June 6, 2019 - July 15, 2019

An online discussion organised by the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) and hosted by Friends of Europe on Debating Security Plus (DS+), June-July 2019 The principle of non-discrimination as well as the right to privacy are enshrined in a number of international human rights instruments. However, while some countries have adopted laws and policies to promote equality and non-discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the security sector, others are still reluctant to recognize…

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March 2019

Technological changes in EU security & defence: What are the implications for the military workforce?

March 19, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am
EPC, Rue du Trône 14-16
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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EUROMIL and the EPC are jointly organising this event. The event will address three topics of discussion. The first part is dedicated to building a comprehensive understanding of the emergence of new technologies in the security & defence sector. The second part of the workshop aims to investigate and discuss the link between new technologies and the skills required for the jobs of tomorrow in the security & defence sector. Finally, the workshop will end with a discussion about the…

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Promoting the role of women in the military – Breaking gender stereotypes

March 6, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
European Parliament Brussels, Belgium + Google Map

The participation of women in the military is not a new issue. In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. It highlights the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and post-conflict reconstruction. Several international organisations such as NATO, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament are monitoring the situation of women in the armed forces while at the same time promoting equal…

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February 2019

New association rights for military personnel after the judgement of the Constitutional Court in Italy – Meaning and Perspectives

February 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Spazio Europa, Via IV Novembre 194
Rome, Italy
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January 2019

EU Social Standards and Security Personnel in Europe

January 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
International Trade Union House (ITUH), Boulevard Roi Albert II, 5
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
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An ETUI Lunch Debate organised in cooperation with ETUC, EUROMIL, EuroCOP and EPSU Speakers: NN, DG Employment, European Commission Àngels Bosch Campreciós, President EuroCOP Nadja Salson, Policy Officer for national and EU administrations, EPSU Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL President Wiebke Warneck, Senior Legal Advisor, ETUC Moderator: Philippe Pochet, General Director ETUI Briefing: In recent years, the EU has frequently made use of the provisions in Article 153 of the TFEU to set minimum standards as well as harmonise working and employment conditions of…

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