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Military Academies Commandants Seminar in Theresian Military Academy

What are the major chal­lenges that the mil­i­tary acad­e­mies face and what can be done in order to facil­i­tate the cadet exchange? These issues were the sub­ject mat­ter of work­shops orga­nized as the part of Euro­pean Mil­i­tary Acad­e­mies Com­man­dants Sem­i­nar which took place between 24 and 25 Octo­ber at the premis­es of There­sian Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my in Wien­ner Neustadt, Aus­tria.

The MUT rep­re­sen­ta­tives who attend­ed the sem­i­nar were: Col. Artur Król, DSc, Vice-Rec­tor for Mil­i­tary Affairs and Col. Mar­iusz Gontar­czyk, PhD, Head of the Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion Depart­ment. The ini­tia­tive of these meet­ings orig­i­nat­ed in 2009 and the sem­i­nars are tra­di­tion­al­ly held by coun­tries which cur­rent­ly ful­fil the pres­i­den­cy func­tion in the Euro­pean Union.

“It is worth men­tion­ing that all of the par­tic­i­pants agreed upon the need to sum­mon such meet­ings. Only the direct con­tact and bilat­er­al exchange of views on the dif­fer­ences which exist between edu­ca­tion­al sys­tems and, also, an attempt to find com­mon solu­tions can improve the process of stu­dent and scientific/teaching staff exchange in the future” –  Col. Król explained.

This year, the record num­ber of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from mil­i­tary acad­e­mies par­tic­i­pat­ed in the event was not­ed. The atten­dees rep­re­sent­ed 35 acad­e­mies from 19 EU coun­tries – Aus­tria, Esto­nia, Bel­gium, Bul­gar­ia, Ger­many, Greece, Spain, the Nether­lands, Fin­land, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithua­nia, Poland, Por­tu­gal, Roma­nia, Slove­nia, Swe­den, Hun­gary and a mem­ber of Euro­pean Secu­ri­ty and Defence Col­lege.

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