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Council of the Swiss Abroad meets in Bern

The members of the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) met on 17 March in Bern for their spring meeting. The meeting was conducted as a hybrid session, allowing for both a physical as well as an online participation. A total of 84 members took part in the meeting. In previous years online participants were only able to be observers. This time, however, they were able to vote on issues the same way as those being present in person.

Australia was well represented as all four delegates were present in person – Katja Wallimann Gates (Brisbane), Roland Isler (Melbourne), Carmen Trochsler (Adelaide) and Beat Knoblauch (Sydney).

The following topics were on the agenda:

  • New e-voting trials for the votes in June 2023

  • New partnership with Zürich Cantonal Bank (ZKB)

  • Statutory Business

  • Update from the FDFA

  • Election of a member of the CSA to the Compliance Committee

  • Analysis of the legal form of the OSA

  • Election Manifesto 2023

  • Working Groups: Workshop on political participation

Read the full Report here:

CSA Report – March 2023
Download PDF • 68KB



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