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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fot. EMACS 2018