CSA – Duties and Responsibilities

 

Representation

  • Advocating the concerns of the Swiss community and institutions they represent at the Council of the Swiss Abroad.
  • Acting as a point of reference and contact for Swiss citizens in the represented region.
  • Providing leadership and support to the Swiss community and institutions they represent.

 

Communication

  • Keeping the Swiss community and its institutions informed about issues relevant to Swiss Abroad as well as OSA/CSA activities and services offered.
  • Undertake activities promoting and raising the profile of the OSA/CSA in the represented region.
  • Maintaining contact with the Swiss community and institutions they represent.
  • Maintaining contact with Swiss representations (Embassy, Consulates, etc.)
  • Representation in the local section of the ‘Swiss Review’.
  • Promoting and encouraging the political participation of Swiss expatriates.

 

Participation

  • It is expected that delegates, at their own cost, attend and participate at the twice-yearly council meetings in Switzerland.
  • Participation in CSA committees and working groups.
  • Participation in actions and campaigns designed to promote Swiss presence.
  • Acting as point of contact for Swiss Media. 

 

 

The biennial Oceania Swiss Club President’s Conferences organised by the CSA Oceania is one of the most important networking opportunity for the Swiss community. The 2-day conference brings together the leaders of most Swiss organisation in Oceania, consular and embassy officials, as well as government and OSA representatives from Switzerland. 

 

Oceania Swiss Club President’s Conference 2016
Canberra 2014: hosted by Ambassador Marcel Stutz at the Embassy of Switzerland
Oceania Swiss Club President’s Conference 2016
Melbourne 2016: CSA delegates with OSA President Remo Gysin (centre) at the Swiss Club of Victoria
Oceania Swiss Club President’s Conference 2016
Sydney 2018: hosted by the Swiss Club of NSW, held at Saint Ignatius’ College, Lane Cove

 

The next Oceania Swiss Club President’s Conference was scheduled to be held in October 2020 in Auckland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it had to be postponed to October 2021.