Present Situation and Perspectives in the Educational System of the Italian Armed Forces: General Aspects and in-Depth Analysis of Military Health System

Monday, 11 July 2016: 14:45
Location: Hörsaal 6D P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Michele NEGRI, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
The paper analyses the characteristics of the current educational and training system of the Italian Armed Forces with a view to assessing its capacity to meet the professional requirements associated with an extremely variable operational context as well as its flexibility (i.e. its spendibility over space and time in different working realities, such as institutions, private companies, non governmental organizations, civil associations, etc.)

Special attention shall be reserved to a specific working area of the Armed Forces: Military Health, which appears of particular relevance for its combination between the two professional dimensions.  Medical professions transcend the organizational boundaries of the working reality where they are carried out, which might be regarded by some as a problem for the military health system, having regard to its hierarchical and organizational requirements, and by others as an opportunity for professional inter-organizational cooperation, extending beyond the military establishment, capable of generating positive spill-over effects in terms of social security and defence.

This paper is a desk-based study, it relies on a number of secondary data, which have led to some original elaborations, as well as on the exploration and analysis of scientific papers or documents written by  authoritative experts  in this field of work.