Course and Event Updates

Updated: 26 May 2020 - 15:58 
Please note that this page will be updated as the situation evolves. 

Due to the WHO’s recent declaration of COVID-19/Coronavirus as a pandemic, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health has declared a country ban on any events involving more than 100.

The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the situation in Switzerland and in all affected countries and regions. We are doing a thorough risk assessment of all our current and planned activities (courses, workshop, and public discussions).


Please see below a list of all events and courses happening at the GCSP in the next 3 months and their status:

u Course or event maintained online

u Course or event postponed

u Course or event cancelled

u Decision pending



u  Lead and Influence with Impact, 15 May to 12 June 2020

u  Crisis Management course (online module), 10 June 2020

u  Développement dans le domaine de la sécurité sanitaire, 2 au 4 Juin 2020

u  New Issues in Security Course (NISC) 2020, 4 to 26 June 2020

u  Lead Strategically in Turbulent Times

u  Cours d'orientation pour les attachés de défenses à Dakar , 8 au 12 Juin 2020

u  Skills Enhancement for Political Advisors (POLADs), 10 to 12 June 2020

u  Diplomatic Tradecraft for Non-Diplomats, 15 to 17 June 2020

u  Orientation Course for Defence Officials in Sarajevo, 22 to 26 June 2020

u  Land, Security and Climate Summer Academy, 1 to 5 July 2020

u  Cyber 9-/12 Strategy Challenge, 2 to 3 July 2020

u  Building Arms Control Capacities in the MENA Region, 6 to 8 July 2020

u  Making the Difference in Peacebuilding, Security and Development - RBM and Beyond, 7 to 10 July 2020

u  Strategic Foresight: Tools and Techniques for Planning in Uncertain Times 2020, 21 to 23 September 2020

u  4th Global Annual Networking Night (GANN) 2020, postponed

u  Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium 2020


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Policies and Guidelines

Please see here a reminder of course transfer policy, cancellation policy and health care policy available in our terms and conditions page. In the event of major unforeseen circumstances for instance war, natural disasters, pandemics the following applies:

  • Transfer Policy
    If you are unable to attend, you may request a transfer to another course. The request must be sent in writing to the Course Coordinator at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course you had initially applied for. Your admission to the new course is subject to availability. The Withdrawal Policy remains applicable if no new course is available and you sent us a withdrawal request in writing because you were unable to attend the original course. In addition, you shall bear any additional fees required for enrollment to the new course.

  • Cancellation Policy
    Course dates, fees and experts are subject to change. If a course is cancelled, the GCSP will refund the tuition fee in full but is not responsible for travel, accommodation, or other expenses incurred by the participant.

  • Health care expenses
    I understand that the GCSP does not cover any health care expenses. All participants are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of valid and adequate insurance (medical, accident, repatriation, liability and health).