The Area for the Swiss Abroad was officially opened in 1991 as part of the celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation. The site, located in Brunnen in the canton of Schwyz, symbolises the importance of the 762,000 Swiss Abroad to our nation.
Press release in French
Press release in German
More information is published in German and French.
Organised by the Organisation of the Swiss abroad (OSA), the Congress of the Swiss Abroad is the annual meeting of the Swiss citizen living all around the world. During this meeting, they have the opportunity to renew with the Swiss current information, to discuss on special themes and to exchange in a friendly atmosphere their own experiences. The Congress is held in german and french.
This Congress takes place each year in a different area of Switzerland and some 400 compatriots from the whole world come each year to this event. Visits, entertainments, meeting with the authorities and local population are also part of the programme.
Please book these dates and join us at the next Congress of the Swiss Abroad!