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Sqn Ldr (R) Michael Cairns, Royal Air Force/ CIOR Public Affairs 28.09.2020

Late Summer Congress kicked off

The ‘CIOR Late Summer Congress 2020’ was kicked off with an opening ceremony in Tallinn’s ‘Freedom Square’ Sunday afternoon, and Monday morning the Executive Council and various committees started their work. By: Sqn Ldr (R) Michael Cairns, Royal Air Force/ CIOR...

CIOR Public Affairs 25.09.2020

CIMEX started in Tallinn: Sixteen online participants

There’s another first for CIOR, as the 2020 CIOR CIMEX (civil-military cooperation exercise) has 16 online participants from North America and Europe along with 18 in Tallinn. A distinguished panel of speakers are due over the three days, discussing a variety of...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col.  (R) Norwegian Army/CIOR Public Affairs 21.08.2020

CIOR partnering with distinguished Defence Institution

In place of the normal Summer Congress Symposium, CIOR is in Tallinn co-sponsoring with the International Centre for Defence & Security its internationally recognised ’Annual Baltic Conference on Defence’. This is a one-day event – this year entitled...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col.  (R) Norwegian Army/CIOR Public Affairs 20.08.2020

The ’Late Summer Congress’ is confirmed

The CIOR  ’Late Summer Congress’ is confirmed to go ahead as initially planned, in Tallinn, Estonia, from 27 September to 01 October 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the virtual IBM held last July agreed to make a final decision by the third week of August. By:...

CIOR Public Affairs 18.07.2020

Germany takes over Chairmanship of NRFC

On 1st of July, Germany took over the National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC) Chairmanship from Poland. With NATO Member States, the NRFC promotes and enhances the utility and interests of Reserve Forces and Personnel as a vital component of the National Forces and...

1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa, Finnish Reserve Officer Federation/ CIOR Public Affairs 16.07.2020

A hundred years of Finnish Reserve Officer training

Only a few weeks after the country got its independence in 1917, Finland organised the first platoon leader course in Vimpeli. This has been considered the beginning of Reserve Officer training in Finland. The first Reserve Officers Course began the 1st of April 1920...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col. (R), Norwegian Army/CIOR Public Affairs 09.07.2020

CIOR IT Support officer presented at NATO conference

For probably the first time ever, a CIOR representative has briefed at a NATO conference. That happened when IT Support officer (officially Assistant Secretary General Information Technology), UK RAF Squadron Leader Robin Wilkinson in early June gave a presentation to...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col. (R) Norwegian Army/CIOR Public Affairs 06.07.2020

IBM succesfully concluded

CIOR wrapped up its first virtual IBM successfully last weekend with discussions on policy revisions and the way forward – to ensure the Confederation remains fit for purpose. More than 50 delegates and other attendees online made this historic conference a success....

CIOR Public Affairs 03.07.2020

Delayed spring meeting in cyberspace

CIOR is this first week of July in the middle of its initial virtual conference involving all member associations. The IBM (”In-Between-Meeting”) scheduled for the spring but temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, takes place without the delegates physically...

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