CIOR-CIOMR SUMMER CONGRESS
MADRID 2-6th AUGUST 2016
Welcome Letter from VP CIOR Welcome Letter from FORE President Welcome Letter from VP CIOMR
CIOR is an international association recognized by NATO Military Committee, which groups the associations representing reservists from countries belonging to this military organization, from whom is supported and with whom CIOR works to improve reserve forces from allied countries. It groups 34 member states, some belonging to the Alliance and some other to associate members of other countries.
This confederation, to which FORE belongs since 1.992 representing the Spanish reservists, organizes, among other activities, an annual conference attended by some five hundred reservists in delegations of member countries of CIOR. CIOMR is CIOR twin association, which brings together medical reservists and collaborates with COMEDS, committee formed by the Heads of Medical Services of NATO member countries.
The annual meeting of these two organizations is jointly held each summer in a different country falling the organization to a different member of CIOR each year; in 2014 the Congress was held in Germany, in 2015 Bulgaria and in 2016 it will be Spain’s turn, holding all events in Madrid and surroundings.
The two congresses are organized on the basis of plenary sessions. CIOR Council meetings, the various committees and working groups; CIOMR Congress meetings with their respective committees, both are to take place jointly in the CESEDEN.
Military competitions and other activities such as CIMEX (CIMIC exercises), YROW (Young Reserve Officers Workshop), the CIOMR Workshop and Symposium that will be simultaneously.
Participants accommodation is provided at the Hotel Meliá Castilla, one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid with a great location, near the Paseo de la Castellana, the main artery of the capital.
The Congress officially starts on August 2nd with the Opening Ceremony at Air Force Headquarters, in Moncloa area, followed by a reception; although on that very day and the previous ones, working sessions and workshops are already organized by CIOR and CIOMR on medical issues.
Since the previous July 28th, competitors will arrive to start training. They will be quartered in the Academy of Army Engineers in Hoyo de Manzanares, moving daily to the Paratrooper Brigade facilities in Paracuellos del Jarama, where military competitions are to be held.
From July 30th to August 2nd CIMIC exercises (CIMEX) are to be carried out. CIMEX 16 will take place at the Engineer Military Academy in Hoyo de Manzanares. Participants to the CIMEX exercise will join the rest of the Congress as soon as they conclude their exercise.
On Wednesday August 3rd, in the Auditorium of the Hotel Meliá Castilla, an academic conference is going to be held, open to the general public upon registration, in which national and international speakers will discuss relevant security and defense issues. This year, its theme is: “Resilience”.
After several days of training, military competitions will also begin on that day, ending on Friday, August 5th with the orientation course. Afterwards, military competition participants will join the rest of the Congress in the Hotel Meliá Castilla; although these participants are not to attend the Symposium they will take part in all the other social events.
Wednesday August 3rd day concludes with a Wreath Laying Ceremony which will be held in the Goloso military base, on the outskirts of Madrid, which hosts the Guadarrama XII Armoured Brigade, followed by a Spanish Wine reception.
On Thursday August 4th, work sessions will resume continue and CIOR Council, CIOMR and delegates not participating in the Committees (DAL) will visit military competitions at the Paratrooper Brigade facilities.
On Friday August 5th, the Congress will conclude its meetings, except CIOR Council and CIOMR, and military competition. Spanish Night will be celebrated on the outskirts of Madrid.
The Closing Ceremony will take place on Saturday August 6th in the Auditorium of the Hotel Meliá Castilla and will be followed by a meal. The Congress Gala Dinner will officially end the Congress, and will be held at the Military Sports club “La Dehesa” on the outskirts of Madrid.