Creating an International Semester – the next step in a Common Education for the European Officer

Welcome to the international Military Academic Forum 2015

June 9 - 14, 2015, “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy, Sibiu - Romania

" European initiative for the exchange of young officers inspired by Erasmus" - an efficient cooperation in education of our future elites for the realisation and consolidation of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), regardless of their nationality or their armed forces.

In order to deepen and strengthen the existing cooperation in officer education the institutions

General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of the Land Forces, Wroclaw – Poland
National University of Public Service, Budapest – Hungary
Nicolae Balcescu Land Forces Academy, Sibiu – Romania
Theresan Military Academy, Wiener Neustadt – Austria
University of Defence, Brno – Czech Republic

decided and agreed that starting with 2014 they will plan, organise and conduct the international Military Academic Forum, iMAF, in close multinational cooperation.

iMAF, as a scientific military forum, will be an institutional annual discussion and working platform for military education and training, in particular for the organising institutions and for the invited partner institutions, military academies and universities as well as other organisations with a military profile. iMAF 2015 is hosted and organised by the "Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy, Sibiu –Romania.

From the “outcome of iMAF 2014” to the “aim of iMAF 2015”


“If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place”
(Nora Roberts)

This year’s international Military Academic Forum aims at creating a Common International Semester for the European Officer. The participants should elaborate a set of competences that cadets should acquire in an International Semester in order to improve their abilities and skills to act both in a civilian and a military international environment.

Focused on creating and deepening a European security and defence culture, as well as the increasing of the mobilities within ERASMUS+ programme, the iMAF 2015 will ensure the optimum balance between the subject matters of a Common International Semester and the challenges of the 21st century.