A unique statuts in the heart of Europe
EUROCORPS is a unique multinational Headquarters (other NATO Rapid Deployable Corps being only national, bi-national or tri-national). From the very beginning started as a Franco-German Corps, the doors were open for other nations who could acquire the same rights as the founders. Between 1993 and 1996, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg joined the Headquarters. On 23 January 2022, Poland also became a Framework Nation.
Austria, Greece, Italy, Romania and Turkey are Associated Nations of EUROCORPS.
The variety of nationalities is visible in each cell, section, platoon, company, branch or division. All men and women of Eurocorps wear the same beret. Only the branch chiefs are “flagged” – which means that these posts are assigned to a specific nation. The branch members come from all the Framework Nations and Associated Nations. The two-year rotation plan also allows each Framework Nation to occupy key positions within the Command Group.
All the decisions are taken unanimously by the Framework Nations in the EUROCORPS Common Committee. The participation of Associated Nations in any EUROCORPS commitment shall be systematically submitted for approval to the authorities of each country.
Austrian, Belgian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Luxembourg, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish soldiers work all together in a true multinational spirit. This creates a true multicultural cooperation within the EUROCORPS.
Located in the EUROMETROPOLE Strasbourg, EUROCORPS is close to the decision-making centers of the European Union and NATO, allowing it to maintain close relations on a political and military level.