Past events

The importance of enhancing women’s participation in security | November 14, 2019


With a record number of 250 guests, the SWISS SECURITY FORUM (FSS) once again organized a highly successful networking event. The evening started off with three interesting presentation on diversity by design (Dr. Armgard von Reden), conflict management (Prof. Dr. Allan Guggenbühl) and women in cyber security and risk management (Dr. Maya Bundt), followed by a lively debate that addressed reasons behind the low representation of women in security-related sectors. Federal Councilor Viola Amherd finished on a high note and encouraged increased practical action in order to raise the percentage of women and promote gender diversity in security. 

Please find here the summary of the event in German.

(Photographers: Stefan Kämpfen, Daniel Saxer/iOf & Esther Salzmann)

E-ID: A Public-Private Partnership Debate | October 2, 2019


The 4th networking event of the SWISS SECURITY FORUM (FSS) was a great success. More than 120 security-interested guests joined us for a critical debate on the implementation of an electronic identity in Switzerland. Followed by two input presentations, the panel discussion addressed dissents between business, politics and administration, and highlighted the benefits and drawbacks of a public-private partnership model.

Please find here the summary of the event in German (click here to download), photo gallery and video statements.


(Photographer: Béatrice Devènes)

Switzerland's Role in European Peacebuilding | May 10, 2019

More than 60 interested people attended the 3rd networking event of the SWISS SECURITY FORUM (SSF) in Bern and discussed on Switzerland's Role in European Peacebuilding. In a keynote speech of Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General, and a top-class panel discussion with representatives of the Federal Administration, research and national politics, some light was shed on this complex topic.

Please find here the concluding report in German (click here for download) as well as photos of the event.

(Photographer: Béatrice Devènes)