08 January 2013 - 22 March 2013
17th European Training Course in Security Policy: "European Security in a Global Context"
Information about the ETC
- Duration: 3 months, offered once a year, January through March
- Created: 1997
- Participants: from PfP countries and partner countries
- Alumni: over 400 (from 61 countries)
- Course Director: Col (GS) Arnold Teicht
- Course Co-Director: Ms Miriam Fugfugosh
The ETC curriculum is designed to train professionals who serve in the broad area of security policy and who interact with international agencies involved in security-related political and military decision-making. The curriculum includes several sessions specifically designed for participants who are earmarked as future Defence Attachés.
The course provides:
- an in-depth overview of European security issues in a global context, its transatlantic links and its prospects for the 21st century;
- the background to develop a deeper understanding of factors influencing Euro-Atlantic security;
- hands-on training in security policy decision-making; and
- an international atmosphere for a positive culture of discussion.
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.
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.
- Swiss State Secretary Yves Rossier Addresses 17th European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC) Farewell Ceremony (21 March 2013)
- ETC and ITC participants embark on study trip of EU and NATO institutions in Brussels (18 February 2013)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Course Leader: Colonel (GS) Arnold Teicht
For any questions, please contact Ms Miriam Fugfugosh