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 also completed.

By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs.
Photo: Susanna Takamaa, 1st Lieutenant (R), Finnish Reserve Officers Association/ CIOR Public Affairs.

The congress started with Council- and committee work on Monday morning, and continued into Tuesday. With the CIOR President’s remarks, status on the establishment of CIOR as a Legal Entity under Belgian law, and finances.

There was then an update on CIOR’s cooperation with the National Reserve Forces Committee/NRFC, CIOMR (the organisation for medical reserve officers) and CISOR (the organisation for non-comissioned officers), and a discussion on future presidencies and summer congresses – as well as CIOR’s orientation towards Cyber Defence and the establishment of a Cyber committee.

This was followed by a roundtable on Sweden and Finland becoming full members of CIOR once the countries’ NATO membership applications are accepted by the national assemblies of all the member nations of the Alliance.

Tuesday morning, representatives of all the participating national delegations visited the arena of the Military Competition (MILCOMP).

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