The Young Reserve Officer Seminar this year took place in Finland, near Helsinki. Some 40 young reserve officers from eleven countries attended the three day event and took part in practical and theory on cross-cultural leadership and related topics.
Led by the YROW (Young Reserve Officer Workshop) Committee, the event has developed into a great introduction to the Young Officer programme of CIOR (Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers).
Hybrid warfare was another current topic, alongside a lecture on participation in international operations. The NATO Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (a.k.a. Hybrid CoE) supported the seminar.
Swiss instructors were responsible for the daytime activities, whilst the Finnish hosts were responsible for the evening programme.
The President of CIOR Colonel Chris Argent (Retd.) recently spoke at a conference on diversity in the armed forces, in Quebec, Canada. The conference, organized by UNIDEF (project management company in defense industry dealing with technology and know-how transfer of defense products) took place at Université Laval 27 March 2019.
The CIOR President was amongst one and two-star military speakers from the Canadian, UK and French armed forces as well as academics from the university’s Security Faculty. The speakers addressed an audience of several hundred delegates.
The CIOR President gave an overview on current progress in improving diversity in the armed forces, the challenges of recruiting the ‘millenial generation’ and the opportunities that the recruitment of a more diverse human resource component gives the armed forces to meet the challenges of future and changing threats to peace.
The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, Confédération Interalliée des Officiers de Réserve, (CIOR) will hold In Between Meeting Two (IBM2/4) of the UK / Estonian Presidency in Tallinn, Estonia from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 May 2019
IBM Meeting Registration. Registration will be managed by EROA and can be completed by delegates via the following link:
Attendees to IBM2 are asked to arrange travel so as to arrive no later than the evening of 7 Feb 19. Due to a number of potential late arrivals no social function is planned for this evening. Meals will be available to order from the hotel or nearby restaurants.
Those CIOR Members attending will be accommodated in theRadisson Blu SKY Hotel (Rävala puiestee 3, Tallinn, ESTONIA). Phone +372 6823 000. For questions about accommodation – Email email@example.com.
Hotel booking can be completed via the following
15 days or more prior to arrival = no penalty
Cancel 14-0 days prior to arrival = forfeit 100% of
For guidance, delegate price per single or double
room is 119 € per night. Price
includes: buffet breakfast, wireless internet access and 9% VAT.
For guidance, delegate price per single or double room is 119 € per night. Price includes: buffet breakfast, wireless internet access and 9% VAT.
There will be an optional programme of visiting EDF annual field exercise Spring Storm on 08th (0900-1800), CIOR VP shooting competition on 09th (0900-1200), meetings on 09th (1300-1700), 10th (0900-1700) and 11th MAY (0900 – 1200). There will be IBM Delegates Dinner (Social Gathering) in the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (https://www.koda.ee/en/about-chamber) on the evening of the 10th MAY.
Attendees will be free to depart after 1230, 11 MAY 19.
The following attendance is sought:
CIOR Presidential Team.
Committee Chairs. To include:
Defence Attitudes and Security Issues Committee (DefSec)
Civil/Military Co-operation Committee (CIMIC)
Partnership for Peace and Outreach Committee (PfP & O)
Legal Committee (LEGAL)
Military Competition Committee (MILCOMP)
Language Academy Committee
Winter Seminar Committee
Young Reserve Officers Committee
Public Affairs Committee
CIOMR Presidential Team (Optional but would be very welcome)
CISOR Presidential Team (Optional but would be very welcome)
The largest annual meeting of these two organizations is jointly held each summer in a different country and is organized by a separate member of CIOR/CIOMR each year; in 2017, the Congress was held in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2018 Quebec, Canada and in 2019 Estonia will be hosting the congress in its capital of Tallinn and surrounding areas.
Program: the two congresses are organized in conjunction with CIOR having Council meetings, the various committees and working groups and the CIOMR Congress conducting meetings with their respective committees. There will also be military competitions (MILCOMP) and other activities such as CIMIC exercises (CIMEX), Young Reserve Officers Workshop (YROW), CIOR Language Academy (CLA), the CIOMR Workshop and a Congress Symposium.
Participants’ accommodations are available at several hotels in Tallinn. The main hotel being the Radisson Blue for CIOR/CIOMR committees, and the Nordic Hotel Forum for the YROW participants. Congress rooms are also available at the Swiss Hotel, all in the downtown area of Tallinn.
The opening ceremony of the Congress is on Sunday August 4th at the Maarjamäe memorial, followed by a reception at the Maarjamäe palace.
The CLA will have already been active since July 20th at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences in Tallinn and will be finished on the opening day of the CIOR/CIOMR congress on August 4th.
The MilComp section will start training on the 4th and end on the 5th with competitions on the 6th to 8th. The awards ceremony will be on the 9th of August. All events take place at the Estonian Defence League Männiku shooting range on the outskirts of Tallinn.
CIMIC, work exercises (CIMEX) are from the 4th to the 6th at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences in Tallinn. Participants to the CIMEX exercise will join the rest of the Congress as soon as they conclude their exercise.
The Congress Symposium will be held on Wednesday August the 7th at the Swissotel in Tallinn.
The Closing Ceremony/Congress Gala Dinner will take place on Friday August 9th at the Seaplane Harbour Museum in Tallinn, which will officially close the CIOR/CIOMR 2019 Summer Congress in Tallinn, Estonia.
The 2019 CIOR Seminar on “Warfare 2030 – Technology, Policy, Ethics” was held in Bonn (Germany) from January 26 to 29, 2019, with young CIOR reserve officers as well as seasoned members from many NATO participating countries.
By Major Jean-François Lambert, CIOR Public Affairs Officer
*Le texte en français suit*
This three-day seminar addressed present and future developments concerning means of warfare. This includes development on autonomous devices, on social media/InfoOps, policy development in these domains, ethical aspects regarding these developments, addressing legal aspects regarding these developments, and how we deal with non-state actors, having access to these new techniques and possibilities. To address these topics, CIOR has been able to attract speakers from NATO countries, all subject matter experts.
warfare is truly the understanding of the art of influencing, and I think that
in the future, internet will play an even greater part in influencing
populations,” says Major Geoff Nicholls, from the British Army. “While George
Orwell used to say “He who controls the past, controls the future” I think it
would be right to say in today’s age that “He who controls the internet,
controls the future”.
impressive event that helped us better understand the potential impact CIOR
could have over the Warfare 2030!
Comprendre la guerre de demain commence aujourd’hui
le Major Jean-François Lambert, Officer des Affaires Publiques de la CIOR
séminaire 2019 de la CIOR sur «La guerre 2030 – Technologie, Politique et Éthique»
s’est achevé à Bonn (Allemagne) du 26 au 29 janvier 2019, réunissant de jeunes
officiers de réserve ainsi que des membres chevronnés de la CIOR de nombreux
pays participant à l’OTAN.
Ce séminaire de trois jours a porté sur les développements actuels et futurs concernant notre compréhension et vision de la guerre de demain. Ceci inclut le développement sur des dispositifs autonomes, sur les médias sociaux / Opération d’Information, le développement de politiques dans ces domaines, les aspects éthiques relatifs à ces développements, le traitement des aspects juridiques liés à ces développements et la manière dont nous traitons les acteurs non étatiques, en rapport à ces nouvelles techniques et possibilités. Pour aborder ces sujets, la CIOR a pu profiter des intervenants de pays de l’OTAN, tous experts en la matière.
guerre de l’information est vraiment la compréhension de l’art d’influencer et
je pense que dans l’avenir, l’internet jouera un rôle encore plus déterminant pour
influencer les populations”, a déclaré le Major Geoff Nicholls, du
Royaume-Uni. “Alors que George Orwell disait:” Celui qui contrôle le
passé, contrôle le futur “, je pense qu’il serait juste de dire de nos
jours que “Celui qui contrôle l’internet, contrôle le futur “.
somme, un événement impressionnant qui nous a permis de mieux comprendre
l’impact potentiel de la CIOR sur l’environnement de la guerre 2030!
REGISTER FOR THE CIOR SEMINAR 2019 TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENTS IN DEFENSE TECH
The 2019 CIOR Seminar will take place from Saturday, January 26th until Tuesday, January 29th in Bonn, Germany.
It covers technological developments in Autonomous Devices, Internet of Things and PsyOps.
Arrival and event registration is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The full event tickets include all meals and lodging from Saturday dinner until Tuesday dinner.
For more information, please visit https://ciorseminar.wordpress.com/ More details, including logistics, to follow.