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1st Congress of young Swiss Abroad

An overview of Politics, Education and Cultural Life in Switzerland. This dynamic and engaging conference for Swiss youth abroad will take place on July 15, 2021 online through Zoom.

Organized by the Organisation of Swiss Abroad (OSA) and the Youth Parliament of Swiss Abroad (YPSA), this conference offers a rich variety of interesting topics. Multiple aspects of Swiss life will be presented by diverse organisations concerning politics, education, the business world and Swiss culture over the course of this day.

Come participate and discover what Switzerland can offer you, and have your voice heard during our interactive sessions that will help us to bring together Swiss youth from across the globe! Don't miss this opportunity to enrich your participation in and knowledge of Swiss life. Who knows - this conference might bring your future in a new direction!

Further information

Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021 from 2.30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (CET – Swiss Time) with an optional an apéro from 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Place: Online via Zoom
Language: English
Age: 15–25 years
Price: Free of charge
Registration: Until Monday, 12 Juli 2021


14.30-14.35 : Opening and welcome by YPSA President, Ms. Jacqueline Siffer
14.35-14.45 : Opening remarks by the President of OSA, Mr. Remo Gysin
14.45-14.55 : Presentation of YPSA by the President, Ms. Jacqueline Siffer
14.55-15.10 : Direct democracy in Switzerland: inspire young people about politics with Easyvote
15.10-15.20 : Discussion of "right to vote and eligibity for 16 year-olds" by YPSA committee members
15.20-15.30 : The importance of youth involvement in politics, including in OSA structures by Mr Filippo Lombardi, OSA Vice-President
15.30-15.50 : Swiss Education «Gateways to an education in Switzerland» with educationsuisse
15.50-16.05 : Discussion on "What do young people expect and need from OSA?" by Ms. Marie Bloch, OSA Head of Youth Department
16.05-16.15 : Break
16.15-17.00 : The Business World – Putting together a personal resume with Junior Enterprise Genève
17.00-17.45 : Cultural and festive part with the Swiss music group Oesch's die Dritten
17.45-18:45 : Closing and discussion room per language with "icebreakers" by YPSA with a virtual aperitif

Registration for the 1st Congress of young Swiss Abroad

Personal details
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Your point of contact:

Marie Bloch

Marie Bloch

Head of Youth Department
+41 31 356 61 24