Patronage/Nominal Support by Embassy of Switzerland

While the Embassy of Switzerland cannot in most cases provide financial support for Swiss-related projects or events, we do provide patronage/nominal support (Japanese: "Koen") for projects or events with a clear connection to Switzerland. Please consider the following if you wish to apply:

What is Patronage/Nominal Support?

  • Authorization to refer publicly to the Embassy’s acknowledgement of a specific project or event.
  • Authorization to use the Embassy logo in publicity or information material related to the agreed project or event.

How to use Patronage/Nominal Support

  • Patronage/Nominal Support is to be used only for the specific project or event for which it is granted.
  • Any change in the nature, purpose or content of the project or event or the manner in which nominal support is to be used must be notified to the Embassy.
  • In some cases, the change may result in the withdrawal of patronage/nominal support.

Organizations or individuals participating in projects or events granted patronage/nominal support by the Embassy will take care to ensure that:

  • the Embassy is not liable for any unforeseen situations that may arise in connection with the project or event for which patronage/nominal support by the Embassy is granted.
  • the project does not negatively affect the public order in Switzerland or in Japan.

Withdrawal of Patronage/Nominal Support:

  • Any use of the nominal support of the Embassy for events or activities other than those stipulated and agreed to will lead to withdrawal of that patronage/nominal support.

When you use the patronage/nominal support and the Embassy logo on the publicity or information material related to the agreed project/event, you must send the digital data to the Embassy for review prior to publication. This is to ensure that the Embassy’s corporate identity is used properly.

For events taking place during 2024, the Embassy logo will be replaced most of the times by the official logo of the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland.

Announcement in the Embassy web and publication

If you wish to place an announcement of the project/event on the Embassy’s website or in Embassy publications, please send

  • an introduction of the project/event in both Japanese and English (40-100 words)
  • and, if applicable, digital photo data

to the Embassy at the email address: