Live-Stream of the Winter meeting of the Council of the Swiss Abroad on 27 November 2021

On 27 November 2021, the newly constituted Council of the Swiss Abroad will meet online and discuss key topics such as the exercising of political rights and the banking issues.

Following its reconstitution and the election of the new president in August 2021, the Council of the Swiss Abroad is to meet online for its winter meeting. The first part of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing the current and future positioning as well as opportunities and chances of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, SwissCommunity.

One important question will start a discussion: How can the exercising of political rights of the Swiss Abroad be simplified? SwissCommunity is committed to the specific needs of Swiss nationals living abroad and develops possible measures for better meeting these needs. In the round of discussions, Michele Malizia from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, Barbara Schüpbach-Guggenbühl from the Cantonal Directors’ Conference and the Martin Maeglin from the Swiss postal service will express their viewpoints.
The aim is to work with the stakeholders involved to determine an efficient procedure and to take viable steps towards simplifying political participation.

Furthermore, SwissCommunity also tackles the many differences and obstacles in the field of banking. SwissCommunity is also aware of and represents the requirements of the Swiss Abroad in relation to this topic and is familiar with the various challenges. The Council of the Swiss Abroad discusses the topic with representatives from the banking sector and is focused on developing efficient and fair solutions.

Find the agenda and further links on our website ➡ https://swisscommunity.link/csawinter2.

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