Training centre SWISSINT

Training courses for peace support missions 2019

40th contingent: January to April 2019
41th contingent: July to October 2019


Brief description: Operational preparations and training of the Swiss contingent for participation in the Kosovo mission of KFOR. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

LOT 30: January to April 2019
LOT 31: July to October 2019


Brief description: Operational preparations for the participation in the mission EUFOR ALTHEA in Bosnia-Herzegovina. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

SUNMOC 2019: 14 June to 5 July 2019
international SUNMOC

Brief description: UN certified course with international attendance for training and preparing for deployment of UN military observers of the United Nations (UN). The course language is English. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email

HEAT 1/2019: 20 May to 24 May 2019
(course language English)
HEAT 2/2019: 11 November to 15 November 2019
(course language English)

Brief description: international basic course for specific security relevant issues in crisis regions such as mine awareness, map reading, radio speech rules, personal safety, first aid and off-road driving training. This course is primarily designed for civilians who are engaged in areas where there is an increased risk. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

ICPSO 1/2019: 6 May to 17 May 2019
(international, course language English)
ICPSO 2/2019: 21 October to 1 November 2019
(national, course language German)

Brief description: 3-week course teaching PSO basics and the most important security relevant skills. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

BST 1/2019: 21 January to 25 January 2019
(course language German)
BST 2/2019: 29 April to 3 May 2019
(course language German)
BST 3/2019: 22 July  to 26 July  2019
(course language German)
BST 4/2019: 14 October to 18 October 2019
(course language German)

Brief description: five-day course where dealing with dangers and risks is taught incl. their evaluation, knowledge of radio and navigation, driver training and mine action, demonstration of weapons as well as first aid. The module is completed with a field exercise. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

  • SUNMOC
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  • HEAT
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  • ICPSO
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Mission-related training KFOR SWISSCOY and EUFOR LOT

SUNMOC: the Swiss UN Military Observer Course

More information about the training centre SWISSINT

The training centre is assigned to the Armed Forces International Command SWISSINT in Stans. The training centre which is also located on the premises of the military training area of Wil near Stans is responsible for mission specific training. Almost 20 military professionals and contracted military persons train all members of the Swiss Armed Forces who are involved in a voluntary peace support mission abroad. All courses are structured in accordance with the requirements and continually adapted to the lessons learned from operations. The range of courses offered is wide and seeks to meet the interests of civilians and military persons from both Switzerland and abroad. 

In the preparatory course for the deployment of unarmed military observers (SUNMOC = Swiss United Nations Military Observer Course) Swiss officers are trained in conjunction with foreign course participants in English, the predominant language in UN missions. Here experienced Swiss and international military observers put the defined training into practise. SUNMOC was inspected in the summer of 2010 by experts from UN Headquarters in New York. Among other things, they acknowledged the practical aspect of its training. The training centre was subsequently certified for the next four years as recognised training establishment by the UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy. 

During the military observer course, our training centre cooperates closely with the training centres in the Netherlands, in Germany and in Austria under the term ‘Fo(u)r-Peace Central Europe (4-PCE )’. The focus is on sharing experiences and instructors for the courses, in order to always keep the training up to date. Our motto is: we work together, we cross borders, we connect nations and we respect each other. We are one and we have one goal: peace. 

Biannual SWISSCOY contingents training that depending on function takes up to three months, is the largest and most comprehensive preparatory course for deployment. Future leaders and soldiers for the EUFOR mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina are also optimally prepared in Stans for their engagement. 

For their own safety, anybody staying in a crisis area has to observe certain rules and learn quite a few new things. For this reason, the experience of instructors at the training centre is also shared with national and foreign staff members of the FDFA / SDC for humanitarian missions abroad and in a practical security course at the GCSP . The training modules include topics such as heightening mine awareness, map reading, radio voice rules and coping with foreign cultures. 

Depending on the course, participants are housed in the barracks, in the cantonal course building or in the SWISSINT camp which is directly adjacent to the barracks and corresponds to a camp as used during foreign deployment. In about 200 office and living containers there is sufficient room for work and accommodation for up to 180 people..

SWISSINT

Training Centre SWISSINT Kaserne Wil
CH-6370 Stans-Oberdorf
Tel.
+41 58 467 55 55
Fax
+41 58 467 55 66

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