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Emmanuel Jacob at European Parliament

The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) promotes the social and professional interests of military personnel of all ranks in Europe.

The Organisaton is the primary Europe-wide forum for co-operation among professional military associations on issues of common concern.

EUROMIL is the umbrella organisation of 43 national military associations and trade unions.

Originally founded in 1972, the Organisation includes 28 countries from the Russian Federation in the East to Ireland in the West, and from Finland in the North to Cyprus in the South; EUROMIL is a truly European organisation.

Through the international secretariat in Brussels, EUROMIL facilitates the exchange of information, experiences and best practice among member associations.

The organisation, moreover, strives to secure and advance the human rights, fundamental freedoms and socio-professional interests of soldiers by monitoring and advocating on the European level.

  • EUROMIL is committed to the principle “Citizen in Uniform” and demands equal rights and treatment of soldiers.
  • EUROMIL advocates particularly the right of servicemen and -women to form and join trade unions and independent staff associations and that these are included in a regular social dialogue by the authorities.
  • EUROMIL requires of governments to lift all existing restrictions on civil and social rights of soldiers which are not an inevitably and proportionate result from the military assignment.
  • EUROMIL promotes the inclusion of military personnel into EU social and labour legislation.

Funded exclusively by membership fees, EUROMIL keeps to strict non-denominational and politically independent policies.

Military associations entirely respect and abide by the chain of command, and neither condone or support insubordination and mutiny. Associations do not intend to comment on strategic or operational matters.

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