Posts tagged as conscripts

Estonian Defense forces launch campaign to attract more female conscripts

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“Women, you are welcome in the Estonian Defence Forces!” is the message behind a new campaign launched to attract more women to the Estonian armed forces. The campaign “Women into Uniform!” went live earlier this week and introduces career opportunities in the Estonian Defence Forces and busts conscript service myths. Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet (Reform) said women have the opportunity to complete conscript service and contribute to protecting the…

Paradoxes of the Lithuanian society

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Lithuanian authorities do their possible to attract young men to serve in the armed forces. Another thing is that what they do does not always bring the desired results. Due to the unique security situation Lithuania faces, it was decided to reinstate conscription in 2015, though, frankly, in a democratic society conscription seems very anachronistic. The fact is nothing compares to highly trained and fully funded professional armed forces. However,…