94th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Berne from 5 to 7 August 2016

94th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Berne from 5 to 7 August 2016

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Friday 5 August 2016:
Council meeting and festivities

While the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) was holding its summer meeting at the Federal Palace during the morning and afternoon, events have taken place on the Bundesplatz.


The programme has included free concerts, entertainment and information stands of the OSA and its partners.


Speeches were held on the Bundesplatz by Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, representatives of the city and canton of Berne and the main partners in the centenary celebrations.


The meeting of the CSA and the speeches on the Bundesplatz have been broadcasted live and streamed thanks to support from swissinfo and the SSR/SRG. Watch the videos here.



Saturday 6 August 2016:
Congress conference

The morning was given over to visits organised for the congress participants

(Federal Palace, media and production centre).


In the afternoon, the congress participants met at the Kultur Casino in Berne for a conference on the topic of 'Switzerland – part of the world – the development of international mobility'.


The final evening was also held at Berne's Kultur Casino.


Sunday 7 August 2016:

Trip to the Swiss Open-Air Museum in Ballenberg organised together with Switzerland Tourism.



Please consult the German or French website for a summary of the 94th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Berne and some photos.







Event partners:

Switzerland Tourism Swiss Care Lotteriefonds Kanton Bern Area of the Swiss Abroad Terre des Hommes Burgergemeinde Bern FDFA swissinfo.ch people2power Swiss Post Swiss Path Swiss Travel System City of Bern City of Bern Pro Patria Canton of Bern Swisscom iO soliswiss Zürcher Kantonalbank




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