From November 8 to 12, 2018, the “European Initiative for the Exchange of Young Officers” (“Military Erasmus’’) 10th anniversary celebration, was held in Athens.

The Military Erasmus Programme is an initiative undertaken by the European Union (EU) member states aimed at developing the exchanges between armed forces of future military officers as well as their teachers and instructors during their initial education and training. The programme is under the European Security and Defense College (ESDC) auspices.

96 military academies cadets from 10 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Romania), Canada and USA as well ESDC personnel, military academies and Implementation Group members, participated in the celebration events.

The events included:

  • Academic speeches on the Persian Wars.
  • Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Marathon Tomb, Marathon Archaeological Museum and Floating Naval Museum “Battleship Georgios Averof”, guided tour visits.
  • Rowing with Trireme “OLYMPIAS”.
  • Participation in the 36th Authentic Marathon.