What are the perspectives for collaboration between Switzerland and the European Union in the policy areas of climate, governance of data and artificial intelligence, and migration?
This is the question we will explore with EU citizens living permanently in Switzerland in 3 workshops discussing with experts from the field and developing together visions for future collaboration between Switzerland and the EU. The workshops are taking place in:
- Basel on 20.09 (climate policy)
- Zurich on 29.09 (migration policy)
- Geneva on 04.10 (governance of data and AI)
EU citizens living permanently in Switzerland make up approximately 16% of the total population (incl. EFTA and UK) and can hence be considered the biggest minority in Switzerland (as of 2020). A large part has been living in Switzerland for many years, pay taxes and are an essential part of society. Nevertheless, EU citizens in Switzerland have very limited opportunities to take part in decision-making processes and their voice is hardly or not at all perceived in the public discourse. We would like to address this democratic deficit.
The goal of our project is to include the perspectives of EU citizens living in Switzerland into the public discourse about the shared future between Switzerland and the EU. What are your thoughts and expectations? How connected do you feel to the public debate about these topics in Switzerland? Share your thoughts in the 'Stream' of the challenge.
foraus an independent think tank supporting decision-makers and the general public in opinion formation and decision-making. We are part of an international network giving a voice to citizens, and youth in particular, around pressing transnational policy challenges. We continuously develop new participatory methods using our policy crowdsourcing methodology Policy Kitchen - for ideation and reflection.