The Permanent University

The Permanent University offers the opportunity to maintain the debates held in September at the Summer Defence Conference.

Designed as a consultation tool, such as workshops and exchanges, these regular meetings aim to extend the discussions and to open up reflections on the permanent issues of the sector.
Organized into small committees around key decision-makers in the defense business, these informal meetings are spread throughout the year.

2019 meetings

Tuesday, March 12th 2019
On March 12th, CEIS organized a « Breakfast Debate » on the theme « Innovation & Maintenance in Operational Condition – Retex from Air France Industries » animated by General (2S) Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO SACT and Senior Advisor at CEIS. Patrick Peureux, VP Innovation & Integretad Management System at Air France Industries spoke during the debate.
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Tuesday, february 5th 2019
On Tuesday, February 5th 2019, CEIS organized, at the CEIS Lab, a « Breakfast Debate » on the theme « Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data for commandment and Control (C2) », animated by General (2S) Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO SACT and Senior Advisor at CEIS, and Axel Dyèvre, Associate Director at CEIS.

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The 2017-2018 sessions

Wednersday, January 31th 2018
On the theme "The Military Programming Law and the Revue stratégique  : In a unstable world, Dans un monde incertain et instable, how to keep for France a complete army model"
This meeting happened in Paris, With Arnaud Danjean, European MP and President of the redactionnal Committee of the Revue Stratégique, with Philippe Errera, Managing Director of the Armies Strategy and Jean-Jacques Bridey, Chairman of the Defence Committee of the French National Assembly.
Wednersday, May 16th 2018:
On the theme of  " Challenges of the Digitization of the Armies"
This meeting has been opened with a debate between Mr. Thomas GASSILOUD, Rhône MP and deputy-rapporteur of the committee on  Challenges of the Digitization of the Armies, and Vice-Admiral  Arnaud COUSTILLERE, Managing Director of  DGSIC.
General Jean-Paul PALOMEROS moderated the discussion.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
On the theme "What lessons from our external interventions for future conflicts?"
This meeting took place at the Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale, chaired by the Inspector General of the Armed Forces (GA) Didier CASTRES, and Laurent COLLET-BILLON, former Delegate General of Armament.

For more information, contact Suzanne MCNAMARA ( - 01 45 55 92 48)