These events attract very high calibre speakers and have a high attendance rate. CIOR supports cooperation with the competence centres of NATO countries in this field, to ensure the coverage of currently relevant topics.
The Symposium attracts speakers at the highest political, military and academic levelsThe CIOR Symposium is typically held on one day during the week of the annual Congress and has a topical theme discussed by high level speakers. Recent contributors have seen DSACEUR, 2* and 3* military leaders, Ministers and Diplomats along with their civilian SME counterparts
The speakers address issues such as mobilization and demobilization, readiness of reserve forces, utilization of civilian specialists in a military context, conscription and many more.
The Winter Seminar takes place in Bonn, GermanyThe CIOR Winter Seminar has been widely recognised as an annual high level 2–3-day event that offers top quality speakers discussing highly topical themes related to strategic world issues. Normally having around 50-60 delegates from a multitude of nations.
Seminar themes vary from year to year, depending upon the issues of international affairs that are vital to NATO.
The Seminar was initiated in 1990 out of the need that was felt to address current vital defence and security issues in an academic environment for Reserve Officers to be able to reflect on geopolitical and military developments.
CIOR had a long collaboration with the Konrad Adenaur Foundation, since 2017 CIOR has established a new partnership with the Gustav Stresemann Institut in Bonn.