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Programme of members of the Federal Council attending the WEF Annual Meeting 2020

17.01.2020 — Press release EDA
At this the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Federal Council stresses the importance of the event in Davos. This year all members of the cabinet will be in attendance; around 60 bilateral meetings are due to take place. President Simonetta Sommaruga will open the event on Tuesday, 21 January, together with Professor Klaus Schwab.


Discover the world with the FDFA and with peace mind

17.01.2020 — Article EDA
Just what is the perfect trip abroad? And where would it take you? Swiss travellers have different needs and expectations – some prefer to go on their own, others would rather choose an organised tour. It doesn't matter if you're a backpacker or a jet-setter: the FDFA provides a wide range of services for anyone who wants to travel abroad.


United Nations World Data Forum: first events take place

16.01.2020 — Press release EDA
Achievement of the sustainable development goals set out in the 2030 Agenda can only be measured with the help of official statistics. These will be the key focus of the third United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) to be held in Bern from 18 to 21 October 2020. Under the label of the «Road to Bern», a series of events is planned in the run-up to this high-profile international conference.



Federal Council reaffirms its commitment to responsible business conduct

15.01.2020 — Press release EDA
On 15 January 2020, the Federal Council approved the revised Action Plans 2020-2023 on corporate social responsibility, and on Business and Human Rights. The federal government promotes the implementation of a responsible business conduct. It is an important contribution to sustainable development and to solving societal challenges.


Processing of personal data by the FDFA: bill adopted by Federal Council

15.01.2020 — Press release EDA
At its meeting on Friday 15 January 2020, the Federal Council adopted a draft federal act on the processing of personal data by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). This legislation fulfils the requirements of the Federal Act of 19 June 1992 on Data Protection while also taking account of more recent developments in internal organisation, technology and society.




Call for Proposals 2020

14.01.2020 — Local news Ireland

The Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland is pleased to announce the first call for project proposals in the field of human security. In accordance with Switzerland’s foreign policy priorities in the field of peace and security and sustainable development, the Embassy is particularly interested in projects aiming at fostering reconciliation and the building of constructive relationships among communities. All applicants should submit their proposals to the e-mail address dublin@eda.admin.ch by Sunday, 16th February 2020.

Call for Proposals 2020 (PDF, 78.6 kB, English)


Presentation of credentials

14.01.2020 — Press release EDA
14.01.2020 - Presentation of credentials of newly accredited Ambassadors in Switzerland


Young, creative and tech-savvy: Switzerland at the world's largest tech show starting today in Las Vegas

07.01.2020 — Press release EDA
Today the Swiss pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas opens its doors for the second time. From 7 to 10 January 2020 Switzerland is showcasing more than 30 start-ups at the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics. Organisers Presence Switzerland and Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), together with partners Innosuisse, the swissnex network and digitalswitzerland, are using the pavilion as part of their SwissTech campaign to position Switzerland as a leading innovation and technology hub and an attractive business location.


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Message from the Regional Consular Centre London regarding Biometric Swiss Passport Application

The mobile biometric station will be next present in Dublin for some days in spring, from Monday, 28 April 2014, and again in late autumn from Monday, 3 November 2014.

Since the introduction of the biometric passport it has been necessary for applicants to attend in person. The mobile biometric passport station permits biometric data to be recorded for the issuing of Swiss identity documents (passports and/or identity) in the Swiss Embassy in Dublin.

If you like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact the Regional Consular Centre London to book an appointment (+44 20 7616 6000, option 2 or  rcclondon@eda.admin.ch).

We hope this service is of assistance to you.