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Objectives & mission

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, SwissCommunity, is committed to preserving the connection between Switzerland and its citizens living abroad within the framework of Article 40 of the Federal Constitution.

SwissCommunity supports Swiss people with regards to cross-border mobility and promotes exchange between the country and its diaspora. It is aimed specifically at young Swiss people living abroad.

Represent, inform, network, advise

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad represents the interests of Swiss citizens living abroad vis-à-vis the Swiss authorities and the public at home. The mouthpiece of the Swiss diaspora is the Council of the Swiss Abroad, which is elected by the Swiss communities abroad.

It informs its compatriots abroad about important events and developments in Switzerland. We supply those living abroad who are eligible to vote with the basic information they need to exercise their political rights in Switzerland.

It networks Swiss nationals abroad with each other and with authorities, institutions and the public in Switzerland. To this end, we work particularly with Swiss associations and institutions abroad.

It advises Swiss nationals about issues related to emigration, staying abroad and returning to Switzerland. Together with our partner organisations, we provide Swiss nationals abroad with a wide range of services.