Programme outline for Slovenian Organisation of Mountain Soldiers

 Slovenian Organisation of Mountain Soldiers is based on the following values:

(1) Advancement of peace and respect of human rights,

(2) Preservation of mountain natural environment,

(3) Promotion of friendship among mountain soldiers and

(4) Preservation of the memory of soldiers who have fallen or died in the mountains.

(Statute of the Slovenian Organisation of Mountain Soldiers)

 

1. Advancement of peace and respect of human rights:

  • Intense and active cooperation within the International Organisation of Mountain Soldiers (IFMS).
  • Strengthened bilateral cooperation with national organisations which are members of the IFMS.
  • Active role of the Slovenian Organisation of Mountain Soldiers as a mentoring national organisation, and promotion of the establishment of new national organisations and their membership in the IFMS.
  • Cooperation in international activities of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF), especially in the area of CIMIC.

2. Preservation of mountain natural environment:

  • Strengthening the activities of the Slovenian Organisation of Mountain Soldiers and IFMS in the mountains.
  • Involvement in the events throughout Slovenia aimed at preserving the (mountain) nature.
  • Thematic activities in the mountains, related to the national history of military mountaineering and the preservation and protection of mountain environment, flora and fauna.

3. Promotion of friendship among mountain soldiers:

  • Cooperation for motivational and professional reasons with the SAF, in particular with the SAF Mountain Unit, Multinational Centre of Excellence for Mountain Warfare (COEMW), with SAF units professionally linked with military mountaineering, and with international organisations in which the SAF cooperates with the IFMS (IAMMS, CISM).

4. Preservation of the memory of soldiers who have lost their lives in the mountains:

  • Study, research and publicity of events, personalities and topics related to the history and principles of mountain warfare.
  • Cooperation with Slovenian and international organisations promoting patriotism and similar values.
  • Launch of initiative for a national memorial to all Slovenian soldiers who have lost their lives in the mountains.
  • Participation at ceremonies organised in memory of the solders who have lost their lives in the mountains, and to the solders serving in mountain units in Slovenia and abroad.