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Regional sessions auditors' day

®IHEDN - Journée des auditeurs des sessions en région

On 13 June, the IHEDN brought together for the first time at the École Militaire the auditors of the regional sessions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

More than 130 listeners from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (223e), Ile-de-France (224e and 227e), Nouvelle-Aquitaine (225e) and Hauts-de-France (226e) came together for this event.

®IHEDN - Journée des auditeurs des sessions en région

After an introductory speech by the Director of the IHEDN, Lieutenant General Benoît Durieux, his deputy, Prefect Didier Conus, pleaded for students to get involved in society to spread the spirit of defence. As Jérôme de Labriffe, President of UNION-IHEDN, pointed out, this commitment can take the form of membership of regional IHEDN associations. Sub-prefect Jean-Michel Delvert, head of the regional and specialised activities department, presented an overview of the past year and the development of regional sessions. The audience was then treated to a lecture on the war in Ukraine by Professor Olivier Schmitt, Head of the Education and Research Department. In addition, and in keeping with the educational triptych, the students were able to visit three emblematic sites of the École Militaire: the chapel, the heritage library and its bookbinding workshop, and the Salon des Maréchaux.

After lunch, which provided an opportunity to get together and meet new people, the day continued with a round table discussion on the theme of building national defence, particularly through the close relationship between the Quai d'Orsay and the Ministry of the Armed Forces. General (2S) Jérôme Pellistrandi moderated this two-part conference bringing together Lieutenant General Marc ConryutDirector of Human Resources for the French Army, an expert on Africa and former Commander of the BARKHANE Force (July 2020 to July 2021), and Jean-Marie Magniena former diplomatic adviser to 5 Chiefs of Defence Staff between 2003 and 2019.

Finally, after the traditional souvenir photo in the courtyard of the Ecole Militaire, the first IHEDN regional session auditors' day ended with a cocktail in the Salon des Maréchaux.

In view of the success of the day, we look forward to seeing you next year for future auditors in the 2022-2023 academic year.

®IHEDN - Journée des auditeurs des sessions en région

The next regional sessions of the IHEDN will take place on the following dates

  • in Pays de la Loire (from 20 September to 21 October 2022),
  • in Occitanie (from 15 November to 16 December 2022),
  • in New Caledonia (from 21 November to 09 December 2022),
  • in Normandy (from 17 January to 17 February 2023),
  • in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (from 28 March to 28 April 2023)
  • and in French Guiana (from 22 May to 09 June 2023).