Internal security issues


Presentation of the concept of internal security (national and intra-European) and the associated principles of crisis management, considered in the context of current threats. The class is divided into three modules: historical approaches (general introduction), internal security (IS) today (implementation of IS policies, police cooperation, and European IS strategy, fight against terrorism, IS and armies) and finally, the IS actors (police, gendarmerie, fire brigade, customs, penitentiary system, armies) and crisis management.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

Students are expected to have at least basic knowledge of France’s administrative organization.


  • Reference document : Traité de sécurité intérieure ; Cusson, Dupont, Lemieux, Éd. des Presse polytechniques et universitaires romandes.

Educational formula

Module 1: Lectures

Module 2: Presentations by external speakers

Module 3: Lecture followed by practical classes, or even a simulation exercise based on a reference scenario (technological accident, major event).

Additional information

Class delivered by Patrick Furmanek.

In brief

Year Fifth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Annual

Number of hours 18.0

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching