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19th edition of the European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC) "Examining Global Security Challenges Relative to Europe"

The European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC) examines European security within a regional and global context thus better assessing the interconnectedness of transnational threats and responses. The ETC deepens participants’ understanding of the security policy challenges relative to Europe, and has done so for nearly two decades.

>> Read about how ETC impacted two participants last year: How a Course Can Deepen Government Officials’ Understanding of the Global Security Landscape: ETC Alumni Testimonials (11 July 2014)

Information about the ETC:

  • New Format in 2015: 2 months, offered once a year, February through March
  • Created: 1997
  • Participants: from EU member states, from partner countries of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Co-operation Initiative, as well as from countries in the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central, South and East Asia, the Caucasus and North and South America
  • Alumni: 450 from 71 countries

The ETC is designed to deepen the participants’ understanding of the security policy challenges relative to Europe.

The course provides an in-depth overview of European security issues framed in a regional and global context to better assess the inter-connectedness of transnational threats and responses.

The course objectives are:
  • to provide participants with a comprehensive and analytical overview of global security trends relative to Europe
  • to develop the participants’ understanding of how Europe interfaces with the world on security issues
  • to enhance the participants’ relevant skills set to be effective security policy practioners
  • to promote mutual understanding and generate a community of security policy professionals
Admission:

Participants should be mid-career military officers and civilian officials, or diplomats with a security policy related background. They should have a university degree or be serving officers (military staff course completed). Military officers should ideally hold the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel or Colonel; diplomats and civil servants should have an equivalent rank. They must have a good command of English, which is the working language of the course.

Invitations to the course are issued by the Swiss Government. The ETC is offered free of charge as part of the contribution of Switzerland to Partnership for Peace. Scholarships to help cover living expenses are made available to a number of countries.

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Geneva, Switzerland

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19th edition of the European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC) "Examining Global Security Challenges Relative to Europe"

Date 2 Feb - 26 Mar 2015

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