CIOR activities & events

CIOR Mid-Winter Meeting was dedicated to changes in CIOR organization and war in Ukraine

Lt Cdr Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Navy/CIOR Stratcom Committee 08.02.2023


By: Lt Cdr Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Navy/CIOR Stratcom Committee

CIOR Mid-Winter Meeting  held in NATO HQ Brussels last week was dedicated to changes of CIOR organization and war in Ukraine. Altogether 21 nations took part of the three-day meeting full of discussions in Council and in committees.

CIOR Council approved several decisions which will shape CIOR´s activities during next few years. The Council decided to change one of the Bylaws that regulates CIOR structure and tasks of commitees as well as ratified guidelines and documents necessary for the governance of the organization including the budget.

The Council decided to merge Stratcom, Seminar and Symposium Committees to increase their efficiency and quality. „Our aim is to improve interaction between functions, increase synergy and efficiency,“ lieutenant colonel Toomas Luman, president of CIOR said. „We should use our human and  other resources in most effective way and use the knowledge and experience of every committee and council member“.  Stratcom, Seminar and Symposium Committees will start discussions about merging process in near future.

MWM23 Council voting

The Council also decide that Denmark will take over CIOR presidency for 2026-2028 with lieutenant colonel Lars Bak as the President of CIOR and captain Troels Astrup as the Secretary General.

CIOR Seminar

CIOR seminar was dedicated to Russia´s aggression against Ukraine. Key note speakers –  MEP general Riho Terras and security expert Mr. Edward Lucas shared their thoughts about Russia´s imperial ambitions and Western countries role in stopping the war in Ukraine. NATO´s Deputy Secretary General Mr. Mircea Geoană gave opening speech, chair of NRFC – brigadier general Charlotte  Wetcher, president of CIOR – lieutenant colonel Toomas Luman, president of CIOMR – lieutenant colonel Johan Munch and president of CISOR – first sergeant Reinhard Knott greeted participants. Experts from Denmark, UK and Estonia shared their knowledge on the role of reserves in ongoing war in Ukraine.

Young Reserve Officers Committee prepared for YRO Seminar which will be held in Prague in March, CIMIC Committee prepared for CIMEX that will be held from 24-27th June in Helsinki and MILCOMP Committee prepared for the annual CIOR military competition held in Helsingi during CIOR Summer Congress.

Young Reserve Officers Committee

CIOR will meet next time at IBM which will be held in Estonia in May.


Similar news

All news

2023 CLA announced - CLA is back!

CIOR Language Academy Summer 2023 in Defence Academy of UK

Summer Congress in Helsinki in the making

The 4th of April 2023 marks an important date by being the day when Finland becomes a NATO member. At the same time the preparations for the annual summer congress of NATO’s reserve officers’ organization CIOR are on their way and as many as five hundred...

CIOR helps junior reserve officers get the experience needed to serve in a multinational HQ

Every reserve officers career will most likely come to a point where there is an opportunity to serve in a multinational headquarter. It is a great opportunity for junior reserve officer to develop their skills and get to the next level in their career but also a great responsibility and a challenge.

Annual CIOR and CIOMR joint Mid-Winter Meeting (MWM23) in NATO HQ

The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) in conjunction with The Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) will hold a joint Mid-Winter Meeting (MWM23) in Brussels (BEL) during the period 30 January – 03 February 2023.  In...

IBM done!

Successful working sessions and visit to the Finnish National Defence University By: 1st Lieutenant (r) Susanna Takamaa, the Finnish Reserve Officers’ Federation/CIOR StratCom The first IBM (1/4) lead by the Estonian Presidency was helIBMd in Helsinki, Finland, with...

Autumn IBM to take place in Helsinki

First Estonian Presidency IBM 1/4 in Helsinki at 27-29 October 2022. By: Susanna Takamaa, 1st LT, Finnish Reserve Officers’ Federation/ CIOR Public Affairs. The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) will hold an In Between Meeting One (IBM 1/4) of...