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)
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
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