Swiss abroad congress 2018 takes off in Visp

Press release, 21.06.2018

From 10.-12. August, 2018, the 96th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Visp will take place in the middle of the beautiful Valais mountains. This year's theme "Switzerland without Europe - Europe without Switzerland" aims to show that the relationship between Switzerland and Europe is a topic that for the most part goes beyond the European question.

It has a global dimension, not only because of the resulting consequences for Switzerland, but also because of the domestic and foreign policy or even the economic impact.

The first day of the congress is marked by the meeting of the Swiss Abroad Council. It meets twice a year in Switzerland for a full-day meeting to discuss important issues of the Swiss Abroad policy and to comment on current issues from the perspective of Switzerland.

The Plenary Assembly on the second day will be attended by around 350 compatriots from all over the world. The complete program including all speakers from business, politics and media can be found in the attached congress flyer (German,French).

Further information can be found on the website