YRO Outreach Seminar 27.2.-2.3.2019

The topic of the seminar is: «Intercultural challenges on military missions abroad in a NATO context» and it will take place in Tuusula, Finland 27 FEBRUARY – 2 MARCH 2019.

The Finnish Reserve Officers Federation will send three to five Finnish young reserve officers to participate in the YRO Outreach Seminar. The members of the Finnish YRO Contingent are selected by an application process open to all young members of the Federation. Fee to participate is 250 euros per person from which the Federation will cover 200 euros per participant.

The Selection Board welcomes all applications submitted by email or regular mail before Thursday 31.1.2019 24:00 hrs.


Seminar Contents

The seminar will focus on introducing junior reserve officers from NATO and PfP countries to the basics of NATO, cultural aspects of missions and international leadership.

Seminar Primary Objective: Aim of the seminar is to assist in integration of YROs from NATO/PfP nations into a coalition environment. The seminar contributes to development of knowledge of NATO/CIOR structure and mission as well as leadership skills. It provides initial international/coalition experience for participants and increases awareness of alliance security issues. The focus of the seminar will be on intercultural leadership on joint missions.

General information about CIOR.


Basic Requirements for Applicants:

* reserve officer’s rank and membership of the Finnish Reserve Officers Federation
* age under 30
* good command of English language, including military vocabulary
* outgoing personality and good communication skills

The applicants should familiarize themselves with the Finnish Defence Policy in addition to the structure and doctrine of the Finnish Defence Forces. It is also important to understand the roles and impact of the different voluntary defence organisations in Finland.


For application you will need:

– Fill out this application: YRO Outreach Seminar_application_19

– Passport photo (good quality digital image scan or original photo)

The applications are to be submitted before 31.1.2019 by email to jarjesto(at) rul.fi or by regular mail to:

YRO Outreach Seminar applications
Suomen Reserviupseeriliitto ry.
Döbelninkatu 2
00260 Helsinki


Contact information:
Finnish Reserve Officers’ Federation
Executive Secretary, Susanna Takamaa | jarjesto(at)rul.fi |  040 556 8798
Facebook Event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/2181092765511712/


Useful links:

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
The Finnish Defence Forces
United Nations