Upcoming Event: United in Military Diversity

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Every national military has its unique culture. This is being expressed in terms of citizen’s and employee’s rights of the individual soldier, the steepness of hierarchy, focus of training, exercise of leadership and the experience of combat, just to name a few.

The notion of culture is particularly crucial with regard to European defence cooperation, where 27 diverging military cultures need to be accommodated. What are the actual and most striking differences among EU armed forces? How do they affect cooperation and military effectiveness? And how do they need to be taken into account when further integration is desired?

Join us and discuss these and other questions with our experts.


Joint Event Series with European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL): Overcoming Obstacles. On the Way to a European Army.


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h

Event: 12.30-14.00h


Kindly register for this event by 27 September 2017 at:



Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels




Antonia Lima Coelho

Former President

Portugese Seargeant’s Association


Charlotte Isaksson

Gender Advisor

European External Action Service


Hubert De Vos

Major-General (ret.)

Former Commander Belgian Land Forces


Flemming Vinther


Danish Army’s Enlisted Privates and Corporals Union



 Kai Küstner

Brussels Correspondent

ARD, First German Television




*Please note that upon registration you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.