EUROMIL: Lunch debate on “Military Erasmus – An Enabler for further Defence Cooperation”
The European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) and the Kangaroo Group will be hosting a lunch debate on “Military Erasmus: An Enabler for further Defence Cooperation”.
While enhancing the interoperability of the armed forces of EU Member States is recognised as a necessity, too little attention is devoted to staff needs in this respect. However, programmes such as the European initiative for the exchange of young officers, commonly known as “Military Erasmus” are essential to create a common European strategic culture and identity that would ultimately allow military personnel to work more and better together.
The discussion will aim at raising awareness about the “Military Erasmus” initiative and the benefits of exchanges for training and education in the defence sector. Distinguished speakers will present the existing programme and discuss the need and necessary means to broaden its reach.
Welcome and Introduction:
– Emmanuel JACOB, President of the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) and Board Member of the Kangaroo Group
– Dirk DUBOIS, Head of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC)
– Col Harald GELL, Chairman of the “Military Erasmus” Implementation Group, European Security and Defence College (ESDC)
– Symeon ZAMBAS, Military Training Manager, European Security and Defence College (ESDC)