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E-government is moving forward

23 September 2022 - For the Swiss Abroad, the further development of digital administration is…

Democracy needs participation – also through electronic voting and digital tools

15 September 2022 - International Day of Democracy: Challenges to Swiss democracy were also…

The Congress of the Swiss Abroad 2022 in the spirit of democracy

20 August 2022 - The plenary session on 20 August focused on the future of democracy. The continued…

Joyful impressions from the youth camp "Swiss Challenge"

12 August 2022 - In the third summer camp, the young people discover Swiss culture in various cities…

Joyful impressions from the second youth camp in Jaun

9 August 2022 - The young people enjoy culture and leisure time and get to know our national…

The ‘highest’ paid job in Switzerland? Custodian!

5 August 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

Wealthy Switzerland is a country of tenants

5 August 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

Guttannen won’t give up

5 August 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad wishes you a happy 1 August!

29 July 2022 - On the occasion of Swiss National Day 2022, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad…

Joyful impressions from the current youth camp in the Fieschertal valley

22 July 2022 - First impressions from Fieschertal show the adventurous and fun-loving group of young…

"Switzerland needs you and your ties to the rest of the world now more than ever."

4 July 2022 - Video message from Mr Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation, to mark…

Refugees welcome

1 July 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

My best friend, the forest

1 July 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

Lakes set to cool and heat an increasing proportion of our buildings Lakes set to cool and heat an increasing proportion of our buildings

1 July 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad and SWI swissinfo.ch renew their collaboration

30 May 2022 - Together, SwissCommunity and SWI swissinfo.ch are pursuing the goal of reaching a…

98th Congress of the Swiss Abroad 2022 in Lugano

30 April 2022 - The 98th Congress of the Swiss Abroad will be held in sunny Lugano from 19 to 21…

Results of the popular vote on 15 Mai 2022

16 May 2022 - Fifth Switzerland supported all three voting proposals even more clearly than…

The 2021 annual report

26 April 2022 - What did the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, achieve last year? And what are its…

Swiss Post e-voting to operate from 2023

22 April 2022 - The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad welcomes the first audit of the Swiss Post…

The new statistics on the Swiss Abroad 2021

7 April 2022 - The proportion of Swiss citizens living abroad has increased by 1.5%, and 5% more…

The new "Swiss Review" is online

1 April 2022 - In this issue 2/22 we look at the relationship between Switzerland and China,…

Switzerland and China – a mutually beneficial but uneasy relationship

1 April 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

Switzerland’s biggest building wears its 60 years well

1 April 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

Controversy in Zurich over a powerful arms manufacturer and his fine art collection

1 April 2022 - Main article from our "Swiss Review" magazine

Meeting of the Council of the Swiss Abroad on 12 March 2022 : Objectives and priorities 2022

18 March 2022 - The objectives and priorities for 2022 were set at the online meeting, including the…

Parliament says yes to a memorial for Swiss victims of the Holocaust

10 March 2022 - The long demanded memorial for the Swiss victims of National Socialism is definitely…

Ukraine: Recommended procedure for Swiss Abroad

28 February 2022 - The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad is in close contact with the FDFA and is…

Entering Switzerland: all pandemic-related measures lifted

18 February 2022 - From 17 February 2022, all restrictions on entry into Switzerland will be lifted.

COVID-19 in Switzerland: most measures lifted

18 February 2022 - From Thursday, 17 February 2022, the mask and certificate requirements will no…

Vote on 13 February 2022: the results

15 February 2022 - Unlike Switzerland as a whole, the Swiss voters abroad are in favour of the media…

Life certificates: Facilitated process

21 January 2022 - The Swiss Compensation Office is using automatic exchange of information to…

Word of the President: Retrospective 2021

21 December 2021 - Filippo Lombardi looks back on the year 2021 and addresses his words directly to…

E-voting trials: new legal basis to be finalised by mid-2022

16 December 2021 - The cantons shall again be able to carry out trials with e-voting. The Federal…

Order your desk calendar 2022

14 December 2021 - Looking at the coming new year, you again have the opportunity to recieve a free…

New financial solution for the Swiss Abroad

1 December 2021 - Partnership between the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad and YAPEAL.

Results of the popular vote on 28 November 2021

The Fifth Switzerland votes similarly to the country as a whole. 

Winter meeting of the Council of the Swiss Abroad

Key topics on 27 November 2021 include the exercising of political rights and the banking issues.

30th anniversary of the "Area for the Swiss Abroad" in Brunnen (SZ)

24 September 2021 - In 2021, the anchorage of all Swiss Abroad in Brunnen (SZ) celebrates its 30th…

100 years of recruit care packages!

17 September 2021 - Every year, young Swiss men and women return to Switzerland to complete the…

New social security agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom

15 September 2021 - With Brexit, many social security agreements became invalid and around 70,000…

The new head of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad and its goals for the legislative period 2021 - 2025

23 August 2021 - Filippo Lombardi replaces Remo Gysin as President of the Organisation of the Swiss…

Live stream of the meeting and election of the Council of the Swiss Abroad for the legislative period 2021 – 2025

16 August 2021 - On 20 and 23 August 2021, the meeting of the Council of the Swiss Abroad will be…

Live stream of the 1 August 2021 celebration in Brunnen

29 July 2021 - Join us from all over the world: At 5 p.m. (CET/Swiss time), our Director Ariane…

Successful 1st Congress of Young Swiss Abroad

21 July 2021 - For the first time, young Swiss Abroad came together online and were able to…

"Thanks to you, Switzerland is an infinitely large country."

8 July 2021 - Video message from Mr Guy Parmelin, President of the Swiss Confederation, to mark…

The Council of States sends a strong signal towards a memorial for the victims of National Socialism

8 June 2021 - On 8 June 2021, the Council of States approved a memorial for the victims of National…

Submission of life certificate for recipients of OASI or DI pensions

5 May 2021 - From 1 May 2021, OASI and DI recipients will again have to submit official life…

An important political step towards a memorial for Holocaust victims

23 March 2021 - An important matter of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad has definitely reached…

The "electronic identity" had no chance at the ballot box

8 March 2021 - For the time being, no electronic identity (E-ID) will be introduced in Switzerland:…

Submission of life certificate

1 March 2021 - From 1 May 2021, OASI and DI recipients will again have to submit official life…

Order your desk calendar 2021

28 January 2021 - At the beginning of the year, Switzerland Tourism and the Organisation of the…

"Exit" does not exclude Fifth Switzerland

27 January 2021 - The euthanasia organisation Exit is refraining from a controversial step: Swiss…

COVID-19 Vaccination

11 January 2021 - The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad provides the following important information…

Happy New Year

31 December 2020 - We wish you a wonderful New Year 2021. May this new year be synonymous with…
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A majority of the Fifth Switzerland supports the two AHV proposals

Like Swiss voters, a majority of Swiss Abroad support the AHV21 reform. In contrast, a majority of the Fifth Switzerland voted in favour of abolishing factory farming and reforming the withholding tax.

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SWISSCOMMUNITY

Statistics

At the end of 2021, 788,000 Swiss citizens lived abroad.

Community of the Swiss Abroad in numbers:

11%

of all Swiss citizens live abroad.

4

Added together, they would form the fourth largest canton in Switzerland.

28,700

Swiss citizens emigrated in 2021.

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