About the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy is an international foundation serving a global community of individuals and organisations. The GCSP’s mission is to advance peace, security and international cooperation, by providing the knowledge, skills and network for effective and inclusive decision-making. 

It was established in 1995 by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, as a Swiss contribution to NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP). Initially designed to fill a niche in professional training for Swiss nationals only, GCSP’s executive education programmes have been progressively opened to participants from all over the world. 

  • Educate

    Equip individuals and organisations across sectors to learn and lead through online, blended and customised courses, workshops and advisory services.

  • Facilitate

    Facilitate public discussions, conferences, executive events and breakfasts and offer an inclusive and impartial platform for diplomatic dialogue and exchange.  

  • Analyse

    Provide timely, relevant and usable global insights for our community. Events, interviews and publications are amplified through their digital platforms. 

  • Inspire

    Host officials and executives from diverse horizons and incubate projects in the Creative Spark project. The reward innovation and research through scholarships and prizes. 

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