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Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 02.08.2022

Summer Congress well under way

The Summer Congress opening ceremony took place at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens – a part of the national heritage of the Greek civilisation. Before that, wreaths were laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. By now, the first day and a half of meetings are...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 29.07.2022

All ready for 2022’s CIOR Summer Congress!

The first normal Summer Congress in three years is about to start. In fact, several associated activities have already begun or taken place, with dozens of participants from across the national member associations. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 06.07.2022

Time to sign up for CIMEX!

One of the key events during the CIOR Summer Congress is the Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Exercise, CIMEX. This year’s edition takes place between Friday 29 July and Sunday 31 July, at the InterContinental Athenaeum hotel in Athens. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 06.04.2022

Wilhelmshaven Declaration on Ukraine

“We demand that the Russian Regime ceases its activities, seen as war crimes, immediately. [Russia] must be, and will be, held accountable for its actions.” By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs A further condemnation of Russia’s...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 05.04.2022

German Frigate under CIOR Flag

The CIOR spring meeting, formally named IBM, started with a situation briefing about the war in Ukraine from a Baltic perspective. The venue for the meeting was Wilhelmshaven – Germany’s only deep-water port, and its largest naval base. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt....

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 31.01.2022

February 8th: The 2022 CIOR Seminar: ‘North Africa and US-NATO/EU-relations’

Whilst the world is holding its breath for future developments in Ukraine, the rest of the world is not at a stillstand. For instance: North Africa and the Sahel region are trying to come to grips with ongoing political instability, population growth, consequences of...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 02.11.2021

IBM III – last Cyber-only Meeting?

CIOR held its autumn meeting on ‘Teams’ last weekend. With participation from most national member associations, it was business as usual – although many are now very eager to actually see each other again in person. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R),...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 09.08.2021

Job well done: Digital Summer Congress a Success!

The first 100% digital Summer Congress of CIOR was successfully concluded Sunday, with a lot of compliments from national delegations to the German-led Presidency. The entire agenda was adressed and discussed during the limited two-day timeframe, and all required...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 07.08.2021

Virtual Summer Congress kicked off

The first ever fully virtual Summer Congress in CIOR started with an inspirational keynote speech from Rear Admiral Ralf Kuchler, German Navy, to set the tone – before the President moved to more ordinary agenda points like the budget plan for the next fiscal year....

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