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Mr. Paul Strobel, Officer Cadet, Bundeswehr 23.02.2021

Exciting first Day of CIOR Seminar

With the Coronavirus still looming, the first day of the 2021 CIOR Seminar kicked off online. The chairman of the CIOR Seminar Committee, Lieutenant  Colonel (R) Hans Garrels opened this year’s Seminar, titled “The Arctic: New Area of Conflict?”, with 64 participants...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 20.02.2021

Successful opening of Mid-Winter Meeting

CIOR today opened its Mid-Winter Meeting (MWM), which normally takes place in Brussels. This time, however, the meeting took place on Zoom. The attendance was “record breaking”. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. CIOR...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col. (R) Norwegian Army/CIOR Public Affairs 19.01.2021

”The Arctic: New Area of Conflict?”

It’s soon time for the CIOR Seminar again – which last year proved to be a great success. The exciting theme to be explored is the growing strategic importance of the Arctic. The event is going to be entirely virtual, with no physical attendance – due to Covid-19. By:...

Lt Cdr Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Navy/CIOR Stratcom Committee 25.11.2020

Estonian Reserve Officers prepare for Presidency from 2022

The Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), Major General Martin Herem and the Chairman of the Reserve Officers´ Association, Major (R) Andre Lilleleht, have signed the cooperation agreement that will set down main support lines provided by EDF to the Estonian...

1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa, Finnish Reserve Officer Federation/ CIOR Public Affairs 16.11.2020

Despite the Coronavirus, the March goes on!

The first distance marching event of the Reserve Sports Association (RESUL) of Finland mobilised more than seven hundred marchers this past summer. Marches were performed not only in Finland but also in other countries around the world. By 1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa,...

Dr.  Dennis Bürjes, Lieutenant Colonel (R) German Army/Assistant Secretary General CIOR 19.10.2020

German CIOR Presidency Logo

The declared goal of the two-year German presidency of  #CIOR, which officially commenced on October 2nd, is to increase and underline the resilience and visibility of the reserves. For this purpose, the Presidency has developed a modern logo and thus a distinctive...

Sqn Ldr (R) Michael Cairns, Royal Air Force/ CIOR Public Affairs 02.10.2020

Late Summer Congress concludes

  The most challenging circumstances that a CIOR Summer Congress ever faced were overcome with a successful week’s outcomes in Tallinn, Estonia. Delegates from a reduced number of countries attended in person due to the Covid-19 crisis but meetings continued...

CIOR Public Affairs 02.10.2020

Germany takes over CIOR Presidency

Today, 02 Oct 2020, Navy Captain (R) Jan Hörmann – as President – and Major (R) André Roosen as Secretary General – officially assumed the CIOR presidency from the UK during a virtual meeting. By: Dr.  Dennis Bürjes, Lieutenant Colonel (R) German Army/Assistant...

Sqn Ldr (R) Michael Cairns, Royal Air Force/ CIOR Public Affairs 01.10.2020

Limited Numbers but still a Great YROW Experience

This year’s late summer congress was not a normal one due to the Covid-19 crisis, as fewer nations understandably decided to attend in person. Despite this, the organisers of the YROW (Young Reserve Officer Workshop) and ROW (the new Reserve Officer Workshop for...

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