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Training centre SWISSINT

Training courses for peace support missions 2020/2021

44th contingent: January to April 2021 (national)
45th contingent: July to October 2021 (national)

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 34: January to April 2021 (national)
LOT 35: July to October 2021 (national)

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 2021:  18 June to 9 July 2021
(international, course language English)

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

 

Cours 1/2021: 18 January to 29 January 2021 (national)
Cours 2/2021: 12 July to 23 July 2021 (national)
Cours 3/2021: 20 September 1 October 2021 (national)
Cours 4/2021: 15 November to 26 November 2021 (national)

Brief description: after successfully completing the deployment preparation course SUNMOC Swiss officers are trained in a special driving course for civilian categories. C1/D1. The two week driving course includes both theoretical and practical education. 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 2/2020: 9 November to 13 November 2020
(international, course language English)
Cancelled due to COVID-19

HEAT 1/2021: 31 May to 4 June 2021
(international, course language English)
HEAT 2/2021: 11 October to 15 October 2021
(international, course language English)
HEAT 3/2021: 29 November to 3 December 2021
(international, 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 2/2020: 26 October to 6 November 2020 (national)

ICPSO 1/2021: 26 April to 7 May 2021
(national, course language English)
ICPSO 2/2021: 18 October to 29 October 2021
(international, course language English)
ICPSO 3/2021: 06 December to 17 December 2021
(national, course language English)

More courses on demand.

Brief description: A course to provide basic PSO knowledge and key security skills. Details of the course can be found in the course brochure, which is available below. Do you have specific questions? Then please contact us by email.

 
 
 

PSOR 1a/2021: 13 April to 14 April 2021 (national)
PSOR 1b/2021: 15 April to 16 April 2021 (national)
PSOR 2/2021: 14 July to 15 July 2021 (national)
PSOR 3/2021: 10 November to 11 November 2021 (national)

Brief description: The course is primarily designed to ensure and confirm that personnel who have previously completed the ICPSO are up-to-date with skills and knowledge. On successful completion of the course you will be recertified for deployment in your particular function. 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.

 

BWT 1/2021: 19 April to 23 April 2021 (national)
BWT 2/2021: 18 October to 22 October 2021 (national)

Brief description:  The course prepares participants on weapons handling for their deploy­ment in peace support operations within KFOR SWISSCOY in Kosovo or EUFOR LOT in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also includes the ROE (Rules of Engagement) valid for the respective area of operation. 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.

International course on demand (duration five days)

Brief description: The course boasts up to five days of varied but complimentary security and safety related topics to prepare you for the challenges of international field deployment. 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.

International course on demand (duration two weeks)

Brief Description: The objective of the course is to strengthen the capacity of member states by educating selected staff officers throughout this comprehensive course in order to train military personnel deploying to peacekeeping operations. 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.

 

TCCC/T3: 15 November to 17 November 2021
(national)
TCCC/T3: 22 November to 26 November 2021
(international, course language English)

Brief description: This course is intended to build up the essential skillset necessary for you to effectively provide care to wounded personnel in combat situations. 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.

Brief descripton: this five-day training of trainers course is run as a stand-alone module for Military Medical Personnel in the Balkans Area and the Balkan Medical Task Force. A specialized military medical team prepares for the challenges of international deployment. This course is conducted in Skopje (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and admission is upon invitation only. 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.

 
 
 
 

Brief description: The Training centre SWISSINT offers its expertise to the Geneva Centres. As such the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GSCP) Swiss Peacebuilding Training Course is hosted and conducted in association with TC SWISSINT. The GSCP offers a two week professional training course on peacebuilding on behalf of the Swiss Federal Departement of Foreign Affaires for members of the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding and selected international participants.
Additionally the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) Non-Technical Survey Training (NTS) is delivered within the training facilities of TC SWISSINT. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage or over the links GICHD and GSCP.

 
 
 

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-Oberdorf. The training centre which is also located on the premises of the military training area of Wil in Stans-Oberdorf 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 as a recognised training establishment by the UN.

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-Oberdorf 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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