1. The international Confédération Interalliée des Officiers de Réserve (CIOR) will hold In Between Meeting One (IBM1) in Tallinn, Estonia, during the period 14 – 17 November 2018. There will be Working Sessions held 15, 16 and 17 Nov and an opportunity to attend celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Estonian Defence Forces (EDF). A formal Calling Notice and supporting documentation (regarding registration, costs and to request accommodation) will be issued shortly. A firm Agenda will be issued by 31 Oct 18.


  1. Intent. To hold IBM1 in Tallinn, Estonia. The IBM Agenda will be issued in due course. Please note that one item of the Agenda, the MOU with NRFC, will require this to be a Special Meeting in accordance with CIOR Constitution Section 7.8.1. The President will write to VPs/ National associations to seek their views on the need to call a Special Meeting to discuss and agree the new MOU with NRFC, which it is intended will be signed on the first day of the MWM. A copy of the draft MOU will be circulated prior to IBM1 with sufficient time to allow comment and Non-attendees to IBM1 will be asked to respond electronically or by joining the meeting by phone.

The meetings will seek to realize outcomes in accord with Presidential Aims, Strategic Objectives and CIOR Business and Planning; to include:

  1. Presidential Welcome
  2. Opening Address by Major General Herem – Chief of Estonian Defence Forces Designate (tbc)
  3. Presentation on Estonian Defence Forces by Col Palm – Head of General Staff Designate (tbc)
  4. IBM1 programme outlines
  5. CIOR Strategic Planning
  6. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NRFC
  7. Future management of CIOR business
  8. Finance and the Financial Report
  9. CIOR Website
  10. CIOR Communications Strategy
  11. Planning for the MWM, IBM 2 and Summer Congress in 2019
  12. Produce Post IBM1 minutes and Annual Report



CIOR/CIOMR Summer Congress 2018

CIOR & CIOMR Summer Congress 2018

Start: 2018-08-05 | End: 2018-08-10
Location: Quebec City CANADA

The Quebec City Summer Congress registration website can be found here.

We wish to welcome you and all CIOR and CIOMR members to Quebec City for what promises to be an unforgettable experience in a beautiful environment.

At this point we urge everyone who plans on attending to book their hotels as soon as possible as the closing date for the preferred rate and guarantee of room availability is 15 May. The congress and hotel bookings are being managed in keeping with Canadian Financial Administration Act guidelines.

Under the “accommodations” tab, you will find the various hotel options. The Delta Marriott is the central hotel where all activities EXCEPT YROW/ CIMEX/ MILCOMP are scheduled, the links connects you directly to the booking site with the CIOR preferred rate.

The Concorde Hotel is the site for YROW. The link will take you to the Concorde’s website for information purposes however you need to call them at 1.800.463.5256 or email them at and quote Promotion Code 605456 to get the CIOR rate..

Only CIMEX will be staying in military accommodations at Pointe-a-Carcy, and this is only for the duration of the CIMEX. Clicking on that link will download a document that describes the different types of room and their prices. Reservations can be made by calling 1.418.694.5560 ext 5447 or via email to

CIMIC Committee members staying on for the Congress must also register for the Summer Congress and change hotel on Sunday the 5th. The challenge of gaining access to the world class training facilities at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Canadian Forces Fleet School Quebec, and the surrounding establishments is the delicate balance of ensuring that the requisite support to the congress and competitions is provided without disturbing the access to facilities for the resident brigade which is in the high readiness window. The effect of this is a prioritization of access to military quarters for Canadian Forces personnel supporting the congress and competition. The limited space available using military facilities has been prioritized for the CIOR competition members as well as those participating in the CIMEX.

Lastly, MILCOMP do not need to book accommodations for staff and competitors as they will be lodged on the base at Valcartier. However, any MILCOMP family members have to stay off base. If this is necessary, there are several good hotels available nearby in the suburb of Ste-Foy which is strategically located between the base and the old city, and the rates are reasonable.

Reading the “joining instructions” available on the website prior to making any bookings is highly recommended. They contain information which will be useful to you and will alleviate many of your questions and concerns.

We look forward to hosting you all.

IBM 4 2018

IBM 4 2018

Start: 2018-04-25 | End: 2018-04-28
Location: The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK

 IBM 4: 25 – 28 APRIL 2018, The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK

Dear VP, ASG, Committee Chairs,

Please accept our CIOR/CIOMR/UKRFA joint invitation to the IMB4 which will take place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom.

As you can see we have decided to divert from the usual rhythm of hosting the IBM at the presidency country. This opportunity with UKRFA has the potential to greatly boost the CIOR/CIOMR message across not only UK but the Alliance in general. We are thankful for our UKRFA hosts to assist in such venue. We will be guests at one of the most prestigious Military installation in the world.

The IBM will include joint sessions, visits from UK Military Leaders and dignitaries as well as plentiful time for our respective working sessions.

The sessions as usual will include both face to face sessions and technology permitting also virtual sessions for the delegations that cannot participate in the full event.

·         The virtual session will always be during the afternoon to accommodate for time zone differences.

·         We will summarize the discussion for you and will ask your input to the respective topic.

·         We expect the virtual sessions to last approximately 60-90 minutes.

·         To attend please register by sending an email to UKRFA Admin Manager.

Agenda Items Council/General:
·         Finance, Budget, Spend year to date by committee
·         Action item review
·         Legal status CIOR progress
·         Report to Military Committee
·         Congress Planning
·         Perm Rep Report
·         CIOMR
·         MWM report
·         Presidency handover plan
·         Actions wrap up

(Legal, YRO, CLA, Sminar/Symposium, PfP&O, DEFSEC, CIMIC, MILCOMP):
·         Any open business
·         Upcoming events
·         Budget requests

Details of the Event are below:

CIOR/CIOMR In Between Meeting 4 will take place at the:

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4PQ

How to Register
• Please email the Registration Form to Miss Billie-Jo Higgins at Billie-Jo will then send you a registration confirmation

• The registration fee of 360 Euros (excluding any bank charges or costs of exchange payable by the sender) should be paid to:

• Account Name: Reserve Forces Association
• Account Number: 10014905
• Bank Sort Code: 16 19 26
• IBAN: GB77RBOS16192610014905

• Registration will close on 27 Mar 18. The registration fee must also be paid by 27 Mar 18, so that food can be ordered

• Please note there will no programme or accommodation for partners. If your partner will be travelling with you, official tourist information can be found at

We are looking forward to meeting you soon and welcoming you at the RMA Sandhurst, UK.


1lt. Jaroslav Háječek
CIOR-Secretary General
Cell CZ: +420 739 603 777
Backup Email:

CIOR Winter Meeting 2018

CIOR Winter Meeting 2018

Start: 2018-02-08 | End: 2018-02-10
Location: NATO HQ, Brussels

Dear fellow officers,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2018 CIOR/CIOMR Mid Winter Meeting at NATO HQ in Brussels.

The 2018 CIOR & CIOMR Winter Meeting will be held at NATO HQ in Brussels from Thursday 08 February to Saturday 10 February 2018. We invited the Honorable Rose E.GOTTEMOELLER, Deputy Secretary General of NATO as guest speaker (TBC) to the opening session followed by “ The National Tables Lunch “ in the Salons des Ambassadeurs.

A 70th Anniversary reception of our organizations will be held on Thursday, 08 February 2018 at 06.00 p.m. in the War Museum, Cinquantenaire in Brussels.

The Closing Dinner will be held at NATO HQ on Friday, 09 February 2018 to which spouses and other guests are welcome.

CIOMR organize a MEDICAL WORKSHOP on the 7th Feb in the Military Hospital HMRA in Neder-over-Heembeek (detail in separate flyer)

Address: Boulevard Léopold III, 1110 Brussels, Belgium
The registration has two distinct elements, each of which can be done

Online Meeting Registration Form:
In the above link, you will find an excel sheet, with is to be filled in for the complete delegation by the one contact person of a country.

The MWM Registration Forms (includes the security Pass Registration) must be filled in exclusively using this link.

For assistance contact CIOR Secretary General 1Lt Jaroslav HAJECEK
(POC see item # 21) by e-mail: or at

To limit the hours of transport from the hotel to NATO HQ and back, we conclude a negotiated bulk reservation agreement- on the same prices as in the past years in Brussels and Gent but nearer to the meeting location – with HOLIDAY INN HOTEL BRUSSELS AIRPORT situated on approximately 10 min walking distance to NATO HQ.
A collective bus transport will also be provided. See transport shuttle information on transport desk in the hotel.

Hotel Registration :
There are rooms block booked Until the 10th January 2018 at the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport.

It is important that ASGs or their appointed delegates provide the above information as early as possible to ensure that we can effectively plan for the meeting. All registration information and payments must be submitted in accordance with the deadline detailed on the forms. All forms must be fully completed with accurate information (date of birth is very important) before the 25th of December 2017

The registration fee is € 225 per registrant for a full registration.
This amount includes: the reception, lunches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the closing dinner, administration items and transportation costs. We strongly encourage delegations to pay in bulk, rather than by individual payment; this will save a significant amount of administration for our staff. All payment must be made in advance, and not later than 20 January 2018. Please send a detailed list with the names of the participants to POC in case of payment in bulk.

All payments that are made must be free of bank charges. Cheques or post-assignation will not be accepted.

The necessary bank information for payment is below:

CIOR Presidency, c/o Présidence de la CIOR,
Boulevard Léopold III, 1110 Brussels, Belgium

ING Brussels NATO, Boulevard Leopold III, 1110 Brussels, Belgium


Registration will only be confirmed by payment.
All payments later than 20 January 2018 will automatically increased with
50% surcharge.

Participation of Guests
Guests are welcome to participate at both the Thursday reception in the War Museum and the Closing Dinner. Fees for the reception is € 25.00 and for the closing dinner is € 75.00. Please put the guests in the registration form.

The participants are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Brussels.
The participants are required to make their own transportation to and from the Brussels airport and the hotels.
During the meeting a shuttle bus service to NATO HQ will be provided from the hotel. An information desk in the hotel will clarify the time shuttle details.

Working Agenda
The draft agenda will be distributed prior to the 15th of January 2018
All questions should be addressed to the Czech POC

Translations to English and French will be provided as usual.

Non-smoking policy
The conference area is a non-smoking area.

Security restrictions for the NATO HQ
Your individual security access badge will be available in your hotel in case of registration on time. Late arrivals are welcome at the registration desk outside the NATO HQ in the visitors desk in front of the main entrance of the NATO HQ.

Photo cameras (even in your mobile phone) are not allowed in the NATO HQ. You have to leave your camera and mobile phone at the security gate.

CIOR WINTER MEETING 2018 Point of Contact (POC)

For confirmation or any administrative questions regarding Council and committees issues please contact the Czech POC :

1Lt Jaroslav HAJECEK (R)
CIOR Secretary General

Cell UAE : +971 56 219 2813
Cell CZ : + 420 739 603 777

22. For any other questions regarding the organization of the Midwinter meeting
in NATO HQ building, please contact:
Permanent Representative : Maj (R) Ben JONCKERS Secretary: IMS P & C Div 02 707 5466 (, AND

CIOR Seminar 2018

CIOR Seminar 2018

Start: 2018-02-05 | End: 2018-02-07
Location: Bonn, Germany

Cyber Threats – Are we Prepared?


Within the safety, security and military environment, cyber is on everyone’s desk these days. However: Do we fully understand what impact cyber-attacks can bring or do to our societies?


In the upcoming seminar, held February 5-7, 2018 in Bonn, Germany, we will approach the topic from three different perspectives: military, civilian authorities and private enterprises. We believe these entities are closely linked when it comes to cyber – and they can hopefully learn from each other. We have been able to gather distinguished speakers from all three domains, who are willing to help us getting a better understanding of it. As you possibly know from previous seminars, it is not only about “consuming” information. We have therefore scheduled multiple workshops, including practical examples of cyber-attacks and a table top exercise.


Please register for the event at


  1. Select the type and amount of tickets for the event and click “Register Now” – Note: bus tickets for transportation to the CIOR Mid-Winter-Meeting in Brussels are available through this site as well
  2. Complete the registration form and click “Proceed to Payment Options” – Note: there is a checkbox which allows you to copy your details for all tickets selected
  3. Select “Invoice” as method of payment and click “Proceed to Finalize Registration”
  4. Scroll down to the payment overview section and click on “View Invoice”
  5. Transfer the total amount to the bank account, stating your registration code(s), both given on the invoice


For more event information and regular updates, please check our website at We will provide you with more details on the event upon completed registration.


Please do not hesitate to forward this invitation to your colleagues and comrades. We very much look forward to welcoming you in Bonn in February!