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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:...

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...

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...

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:...

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....

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