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SwissCommunity – better informed, advised and connected through the contact point for Swiss Abroad.

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SwissCommunity News

"Exit" does not exclude Fifth Switzerland

The euthanasia organisation Exit is refraining from a controversial step: Swiss members residing abroad will not be excluded. They can continue to use Exit services.

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SwissCommunity News

COVID-19 Vaccination

Under what conditions can Swiss Abroad be vaccinated in Switzerland and what is the vaccination strategy of the Swiss Confederation?

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Wir sind la cinquième Svizzera

SwissCommunity – Welcome to the “Fifth Switzerland”. Become a member of the biggest network for Swiss Abroad. For a piece of home, wherever you are.

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At the end of 2019, 770,900 Swiss citizens lived abroad.

Community of the Swiss Abroad in numbers:


of all Swiss citizens live abroad.


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

31 362

Swiss citizens emigrated in 2019.

Living abroad

Emigration & return migration

Voting & co-determination

Offers & events

The introduction of one or more reliable e-voting systems would finally enable the 181,000 Swiss citizens living abroad who are registered to vote to actively participate in referendums and elections in Switzerland.
Ariane Rustichelli Director, Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, SwissCommunity
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Congress of the Swiss Abroad 2021

From 20 to 22 August 2021 in Lugano. This year's theme: “What are the challenges for our democracy”?

98th Congress of the Swiss Abroad 2021 in Lugano