The Federal Council announced the withdrawal from nuclear energy five years ago, but the rate of progress is slow. The decommissioning date has only been set for one of...

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As a nation Switzerland plays an active role in development aid. But it now faces a radical change of direction. Parliament is set to cut development aid funding this summer. It is...

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There has probably never been a more playful or more aggressive artistic movement than Dadaism. In response to bankrupt Europe and the First World War, artists gathered in Zurich...

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The first Swiss watches were once made in Geneva. They were ornate, colourful and exquisite. Some of these treasures from the 17th to 19th centuries can now be seen in Basel. The...

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Over 760,000 Swiss citizens currently live abroad. Here we focus on one of them, Annemarie Tromp, a doctor. She is a member of the Council of the...

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Rudolf Wyder was Director of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad from 1987 to 2013. He has now written a book on “100 years of the OSA”.

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The Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad would like to offer Swiss children abroad with disabilities (physical or mental) the opportunity to discover...

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Starting an education – whether an apprenticeship or a university degree course – always involves great change and presents challenges. Young Swiss...

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Anniversary camp marking 100 years of the OSA (22.7 to 7.8.2016)

Are you interested in Swiss history, politics and culture? Then this is the right...

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05/23/2016

OSA advice

What is the procedure for obtaining recognition from the OSA for a Swiss society abroad?

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The Council of the Swiss Abroad met in Brunnen on Lake Lucerne on 16 April. The main issues discussed at the meeting were voluntary old-age and...

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