A delegation of the French Institute for the Higher National Defence Studies visits EUROGENDFOR Headquarters in Vicenza (Italy)

A delegation of 20 alumni from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN) visited EUROGENDFOR’s Permanent Headquarters (PHQ) on 12 October, in the framework of a 3-day work visit to Italy focused on tackling migratory flows and counter-terrorism.

The 20 VIPs from various horizons had the opportunity to consider EUROGENDFOR’s current and potential role in mitigating threats and risks to the EU such as terrorism, illicit trafficking and massive illegal migrants’ flows.

They also had the opportunity to learn about the added value of Vicenza’s unique “Stability Policing Hub”, which gathers the EUROGENDFOR PHQ, the Italian Center of Excellence for Stability Police Unit (CoESPU) and the new NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence (SP COE).

The IHEDN is a governmental institution established in 1948 dedicated to high-level training, reflection, and debate on strategic issues, open to the world and anchored in a European context, with an extended remit on issues of defence, foreign policy, armament, and defence economics.

The visit was organised by the Paris region association of alumni:

Meeting at the Briefing Room

The IHEDN delegation attended a briefing session about EGF’s role in international crisis management

Key Positions

EGF’s Commander, Brigadier General Philippe RIO (left) introduced his general staff


The IHEDN delegation at the briefing

Crest presentation

Brigadier General Philippe RIO (left), and Mr. Edouard DETAILLE, President of the Paris Region Association of IHEDN Alumni

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