Man first walked on the moon 50 years ago. It was also one giant leap for the University of Berne whose Solar Wind Composition Experiment on the moon ultimately helped to clear up...

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Switzerland is a leading global player in the gold trade. Yet some of the raw gold that ends up in Swiss refineries comes from dubious mines. There is now growing pressure on the...

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Sport climbing will feature at the next Olympics. This has understandably raised hopes in Switzerland, the alpine country par excellence. What we are also seeing is the rise of an...

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Almost 30 years since the first major women’s strike in Switzerland, women will be voting with their feet again on 14 June. Some of their demands have not changed.

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The Swiss participate in up to 20 referendums per year. Approximately 80 % of the population vote regularly, but participation per subject is very...

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Making politics clearer to encourage voting: this is the objective of the easyvote and smartvote initiatives. Easyvote is supported by the Swiss...

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Society

Thousands of conscripts would rather complete 368 days of community service than join the army. The Federal Council would like to limit this option,...

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It’s the incredible story of a group of young protesters who, in support of civilian service in Switzerland, laid down their weapons and uniforms...

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OSA news

97th Congress of the Swiss Abroad, from 16 to 18 August 2019 in Montreux

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At its meeting in Berne, the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) focused on the upcoming national elections. The CSA will make voting recommendations...

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Do you have any questions on the topic of education in Switzerland? If so, educationsuisse will help you find the right answers.

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Each year, the OSA Youth Service presents various offers for young people from Switzerland living abroad. In a manner of speaking, the Service is a...

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Swiss children living abroad can experience the Grisons mountains at our next winter camp. And there are still some free places available at our ...

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