31st SERA – Swiss week

From 6 to 10 May 2019, the 31st Session européenne des responsables d’armement – SERA – is taking place in Berne and other locations throughout Switzerland. armasuisse is organising the supporting programme. This page will contain daily updates on each of the training days.

Gruppenfoto 31. SERA

SERA Update


Infobox SERA

Founded in 1989 by the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale) in Paris, the Session Européenne des Responsables d’Armement – SERA – is an informal European platform for European leaders as well as budding executives from the worlds of administration, the military and industry. The participants include 28 EU states, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey as well as the OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en Matière d’Armament/Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation), the European Defence Agency (EDA) and finally the European Commission.


The aims of SERA are to provide general training, exchange opinions and experiences as well as foster intranational contacts in the defence and armament sector. It promotes a common European perspective and reinforces the understanding between the partner states.