Euro-ISME receives International Recognition for his work

Special Prize of the «European Awards for Citizenship, Security and Defence» delivered in Berlin

As part of the European Awards for Citizenship, Security and Defence , the European Chapter of the International Society of Military Ethics (Euro-ISME) received a special prize in the category «Europe of Peace». The award was mainly adjudicated in recognition of Euro-ISME’s ongoing engagement in providing a European forum for discussing issues relating to military ethics. The certificate especially emphasises the “research initiatives and the valorisation of reference models in the area of military ethics”.

The Award was created in 2011 and is intended to reward outstanding efforts towards promoting European citizenship and European security and defense awareness”, defined as the civic aspect of the CSDP. The rewardung ceremony is organized every year by the French Association “Civisme, Défense, Armée, Nation “ (CiDAN), together with the European Security and Defense Association, under the High Patronage of the President of the European Council. This year, it was placed under the High Patronage of the Representation in France of the European Commission and had a special support from the President of the French Republic.The jury was chaired by Robert Walter MP, President of the European Security and Defence Association. The prize was awarded by Jacques Sonnet, president of CiDAN on the 27th November at a special session of the Berlin Security Conference 2013.

The Berlin Security Conference (BSC) – with about 100 high ranking international speakers – has developed over the years to become one of the most important events on European Security and Defence Policy. Outstanding personalities, policy-makers, industrials and military gathered in the modern congress center in Berlin and illuminated the ceremony.

The Euro-ISME provides a focus for analysis, development and sharing of best practice in the area of professional military ethics. The creation of the Society was prompted by a worrying lack of engagement between theoreticians and practitioners. Euro-ISME was established into French law on June 16th 2011 by a inaugural assembly made up of representatives from over twenty countries. The event was co-convened by Dr David Whetham, King’s College London, and Dr Henri Hude, Ecoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan, building on initiatives already established in the UK and France and joined immediately by the Leadership Training Centre of the Federal Armed Forces. As well as an annual conference which moves around the states of Europe (the 2013 conference on “Reconciliation and Reconstruction” was held in Amsterdam in May 2013), debate and the exchange of ideas between military and non military professionals in this area is also facilitated by a growing discussion forum at www.euroisme.eu

Euro-ISME is supported by the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation, and its institutional members Defence Academy of the UK, King’s College London, Ledaership Tranining Centre Koblenz, Research Center of the Military Academy of Saint-Cyr and the Inamori International Centre for Ethics and Excellence (Case Western Reserve University) .

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