NRP 11 "Safety Policy"

The National Research Programme “Safety Policy” (NRP 11) focused on research into all forms of threat that may arise from non-violent political power struggles in situations of relative peace as well as from indirect strategic approaches taken by an opponent.

The research topic was therefore the degree of vulnerability to which Switzerland was exposed, not only from the perspective of the country’s capabilities to defend itself against threats, but also in consideration of the will of the population and affected instances/institutions to counter these threats.

Facts and figures

Overall grant

CHF 3,300,000

President of the Expert Group

Jacques Freymond

Programme Director

Jacques Freymond

Completion of research work


Final reports

  • J. Freymond, La paix dangereuse; Editions de la Baconnière, Neuchâtel, 1986
  • J. Freymond, Ernstfall Frieden-Gedanken zur schweizerischen Sicherheitspolitik, Benteli Verlag, Bern, 1987