EMPA is the Association:
» for chief editors and directors of military periodicals and audio-visual training aids and means of information published in Europe which are of European, national or supraregional importance,
» for other persons who are experts in security- and defence policy and publish in European military and other media.
EMPA - offers
Forum for Information and Communication Exchange of experience Exchange of media.
Principles of EMPA
When fulfilling its tasks, EMPA adopts the basic idea of the Council of Europe, which was founded in 1949 with the following aim:
"Its aim shall be to form a greater unity for the purpose of realising the ideals and principles of the common European heritage and for the purpose of encouraging the political, economic, and social progress. These aims shall be achieved by means of consultations, agreements and co-operative action in the fields of economic, social cultural, scientific, legal, and administrative affairs as well as by preserving and achieving human rights and fundamental freedoms."
Embedded in the idea of a common Europe, EMPA intends to be a forum for the permanent exchange of ideas between military journalists and media representatives, and wants to contribute to strengthening peace in freedom, ensuring security and defence readiness being inextricably linked therewith.
EMPA – aims
» Support the work of the members.
» Facilitate the establishment of contact between its members.
» Offering opportunities for an exchange of information.
» Assistance in gaining access to foreign military information.
» Promotion of the understanding for the security policy and general policies of other countries.
» Promotion of the knowledge of armed forces.
» Organizing common events on-site.
Who are the members?
» The members of the EMPA are journalists of printed media and electronic media both military and civilian.
» EMPA has more than 100 members in 20 European countries (NATO, EU, neutral).
What are the main events organized by EMPA?
» Annual congress with general meeting
» Journalist’s Tour
2009 German Navy
2010 RACVIAC, EUFOR
2011 Narvik, Norway
» Publishing of EMPAnews
Electronic newsletter for our members, informing about all the events.
» Publishing of EMPA who is who?
» EMPA Awards for the best article of the year and for the best photo of the year, published in an EMPA member paper.
These awards are handed over during the general meeting at the congress.
What can we offer?
» Coverage of the congress and it’s events in our member papers all over Europe.
» Enhancement of your network into the military journalist world in Europe.
» app. +40 military journalists
» Contacts for articles in the leading military magazines.