On behalf of the Swiss Government, the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) has the pleasure to invite qualified representatives from all PfP, Mediterranean Dialogue and ICI partner States to the aforementioned course.

Fact Sheet

Meeting point for all participants will be at 0830hrs on Monday, 1 May 2017 in the class room.

Gender and Diversity

Both the GICHD and the DDPS promote good gender and diversity practices to avoid all forms of discrimination. Applications are encouraged from women, minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity.


Participants requiring a Visa should apply at the Swiss Embassy in their country. Invitation letters can be provided by the GICHD.

1 - 5 May 2017
Spiez, Switzerland


The training course “IMAS and Compliance” is a five-day intensive course, which aims to strengthen the relationships between risk, method, quality management and information management. These are key areas to improve safety, efficiency and quality. This course has been revised following the “Application of IMAS” course conducted in 2016. The aspired outcome is enabling participants to apply the acquired knowledge to improve and upgrade their national standards. The course will also provide an opportunity to understand the latest developments in the IMAS and the mine action sector.


Participation in this course requires previous experience and knowledge of mine action, International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and National Mine Action Standards (NMAS). Ideally, participants in this course are working on or responsible for reviewing or developing National Mine Action Standards in their programme. The course also requires the active participation of students during the training. In addition, participants should possess an excellent knowledge of English, both spoken and written.


Civilian/casual dress throughout the program. 


The registration form (with a short C.V. attached) should be filled in by 15 February 2017.


The Swiss Government will cover participant expenses for food and accommodation while in Spiez (between 30 April and 6 May 2017 only).

Accommodation will be arranged by the GICHD for all participants in Spiez from 30 April (date of arrival) to no later than 6 May (latest date of departure). 


The Swiss Armed Forces do not cover health care expenses. All participants are themselves responsible for adequate insurance (accident, liability and health) or need a Governmental guarantee to cover any health care expenses in Switzerland.


Participants requiring a Visa should apply at the Swiss Embassy in their country. Invitation letters can be provided by the GICHD.

Record updated on : 14 December 2016
Record id : 383