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European Air Force Academies (EUAFA)

European Air Force Academies (EUAFA)

 

The first conference of the heads of personnel of the Air component of different European countries, in 1995, set as primary objective the development of new methods of cooperation among European Air Forces.

On that ground, the first annual commandants’ conference of the European Air Force Academies was conducted in Italy. Since then the participating countries have developed an extended cadet exchange program whereas suggestions for other fields of mutual cooperation are currently processed.

European Air Force Academies Commandants’ Conference

Primary objective

The annual conference of the commandants’ of the European Air Force Academies is established as a forum where countries exchange information, find areas of common interest and broaden the cadets exchange program with the largest possible participation of all the member nations, in the field of education and training according to EURAC guidelines.

Each annual conference of the commandants’ is being prepared by a working group two months in advance and suggests the agenda to be discussed and approved by the commandants’. The annual conferences are held by the country holding the presidency each year. Nowadays commanders from 19 different countries are currently participating in these conferences.

Participating countries

The Conference is currently composed of 19 countries

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AUSTRIAZELTWEGFliegerschule
BELGIUMBRUSSELSRoyal Military Academy
CZECH republicBRNOUniversity of Defence In Brno
DENMARKBALLERUPRDAF Academy
FINLANDTIKKAKOSKIAir Force Academy
FRANCESALON de PROVENCEEcole de l’Air
GERMANYFURSTENFELDBRUCKOffizierschule der Luftwaffe
HELLASATHENSHellenic Air Force Academy
IRELANDDUBLINAir Corps College
ITALYPOZZUOLIAccademia Aeronautica
NORWAYTRONDHEIMLuftkrigsskolen
POLANDDEBLINWvzsza Szkola Oficerska Sil
PORTUGALSINTRAAcademia da Forca Aerea
SPAINCARTAGENAAcademia General del Aire
SWEDENHALMSTADAir Combat Training School
SWITZERLANDEMMENSwiss Air Force School
THE NETHERLANDSBREDAKoninklijke Militaire Academie
TURKEYISTANBULHava Harp Okulu Komutanligi
UNITED KINGDOMCRANWELLRoyal Air Force College

Cadet’s Exchange Program

It is formed in accordance to the directions of the commandants’ annual conference and although it is based on bilateral collaboration, EUAFA has introduced a multinational character by setting the proper outline for sport events and survival exercises.

In general terms the current programs concern

  • Academic education (sciences)
  • Cadet meetings and cultural programs
  • Military training programs
  • Aviation programs (gliders, parachute jumping)
  • Sport events
  • Land and Sea survival
  • European security and defense politics seminars
  • Annual paper/essay contests

Implementation

HAFA is an active participant in the implementation of EUAFA programs by sending cadets in many activities organized by other countries and by hosting foreign cadets in training programs concerning in maritime survival and in cadet meetings and cultural visits.