Our Education and Training
We perform education and training for the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces as well as other principals. Our central courses are usually carried out at any of our facilities while the remaining courses usually are carried out locally in cooperation with the arranging organisation. Today, most of our education and training is for the Swedish Armed Forces. It is education and training beneficial to both the Swedish Home Guard and international peace-support operations. Our education and training is free of charge and you may receive remuneration depending on the duration of the course.
Support for both the Swedish Armed Forces and Society’s Crisis Management Capability
A network for developing your competence
Swedish Federation for Voluntary Defence Training and Education
The Swedish Federation for Voluntary Defence Training and Education is a national voluntary defence organisation that unites many different voluntary activities under one umbrella. Our purpose is to commit and recruit members for voluntary education and training matching the needs of voluntary activities of the Swedish society. Those are activities and training aimed at the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces and in support of society’s crisis management capacity. We also carry on extensive youth activities that offer young people a serious and meaningful spare-time occupation.
For the Swedish Armed Forces
The Swedish Federation for Voluntary Defence Education and Training has a strong commitment for the activities of the Swedish Armed Forces. We organise activities in support of both the Swedish Home Guard and the National Service System. An important part is also to support Swedish international peace-promoting and humanitarian operations. Our activities range from education and training of Military Interpreters and Field Artists to assisting the Swedish Armed Forces with their recruitment and educational and training activities.
For Society’s Crisis Management
A number of events the past years have shown the need for voluntary forces willing to commit when extraordinary events occur. It is events that are hard to be foreseen and lengthy in nature. When there is a widespread and lengthy course of event that affects a lot of people, the ordinary organisation of the authorities faces difficulties. This gives rise to the biggest demand for volunteers. Volunteers who are educated and organised before such an event, have an immensely greater impact during crises, than volunteers who appear spontaneously.
We of the Swedish Federation for Voluntary Defence Education and Training are thus developing our activities to also include support to society’s crisis management capacity. We support among other things the development of Voluntary Resource Groups within municipalities as well as county administrative boards.
Facts about us
About 27, 000 members
23 regional organisations
16 national organisations with different fields of specialisation
132 local organisations
30 youth organisations
5 course facilities
Read more on our website www.forsvarsutbildarna.se
Box 5034, SE-102 41 Stockholm
Tel +46 8-587 742 00, Fax +46 8-587 742 90