Swiss Security Network (SSN)
Swiss Security Network (SSN)

The security challenges of the environment in which we live are increasingly multiple, unexpected and complex: natural or technological disasters, extreme climatic events, violence, terrorism, consequences of conflicts in Europe or elsewhere. In a crisis, time is of the essence. In this context, knowledge of the organisation and processes of internal security in our federal system, of the role of the key players and of the people in charge, can prove essential.

As a result of the Swiss Security Policy Report 2010, the Swiss Security Network (SSN) was formed to bring together all existing security instruments available to the Swiss Confederation, cantons and municipalities. The objective of the SSN is to increase collaboration among all state and private actors in the area of public security, to encourage the effective interaction of all security policy resources in order to improve the capacities of the global system, and to prevent and – as far as possible – control current and future threats and dangers.

In this context, the GCSP’s Swiss Security Network Cluster offers various executive education courses organised on behalf of or in partnership with the Delegate of the Confederation and the cantons to the SSN, the Armed Forces College AFC, the Military Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich, the Joint Operations Command, or other partners from the Swiss public or private security sector.

In particular, the GCSP delivers in partnership with the Delegate to the SSN and the Swiss Police Institute an SSN Course for senior executives contributing to Switzerland’s security, whether from the public or the private sector (notably those in charge of critical infrastructures). It offers course participants a unique opportunity for personal development, especially in terms of networking.



Highlight courses

Swiss Security Network (SNN) Course 2023 
29 August to 14 September 2023 (3 x 3 days)

The objective of the SSN Course is to acquire a global vision of security issues at the national level, to understand the organisation of Switzerland’s domestic security, and to become familiar with the country’s response to a crisis.

The SSN Course 2023 takes place from 10:00 to 16:30, Tuesdays to Thursdays, over three consecuritve weeks in a different city each week (Berne, Zürich, Geneva), for a total of nine days.

Swiss NCO's Course 2023
12 - 13 October 2023

The objective of the Swiss Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Course is the transfer of knowledge and the broadening of the conceptual understanding of international security issues with special reference to International Geneva and the three Geneva Centres.

Strategic Planning and Analysis Seminar (SPAS) 2/2023
28 - 30 November 2023

The Strategic Planning and Analysis Seminars (SPAS) provide senior practitioners and analysts with expert advice on and insight into relevant subjects to enable them to develop a comprehensive security perspective on selected topics or regions.

Swiss Professional Officers Training (SPOT) Course 1/2024
8 - 12 April 2024

The objective of the Swiss Professional Officers Training (SPOT) Course is the transfer of knowledge and the broadening of the conceptual understanding of international security issues, with special reference to global and regional security.