Week-long cultural awareness seminar discusses German and European geopolitical issues

Nov. 1, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- In the last decade, the Army has relearned that cultural awareness is a key to success, and a great way to learn about economics, history, politics and social issues here in Europe is to attend an U.S. Army Europe-sponsored cultural awareness training seminar.

The seminars are offered at Haus Rissen, an international institute for economics and politics located in Hamburg. The speakers at Haus Rissen are scientists, teachers and journalists. The five-day seminar provides the opportunity to discuss German and European geopolitical issues in a combined U.S. and German Armed Forces setting.

USAREUR Public Affairs funds the per diem including seminar fees, lodging and meals. Sending organizations only fund travel and residual per diem for travel days.

Officers, noncommissioned officers, and U.S. and local national civilian employees with at least one year of service remaining in the U.S. Army in Europe are eligible to attend the seminars.

Seminar dates and sign-up deadlines are:

NCO seminars: Sign-up deadline: Officer seminars: Sign-up deadline:
March  26-30 March  5 Dec.     5-9 Nov.    21
May     7-11 April    16 April    16-20 March  26
July      23-27   July      2 June     25-29 June     4

U.S. and local national civilian employees can register for any of the seminars. Spouses of the attendees can also participate in the seminars at their own expense.

More information about Haus Rissen is available by contacting Elke Herberger at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil.