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)
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.
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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