17 February 2019
Connecting the five Switzerlands (French, German, Italian, Rhaetian and those living abroad) is the mission of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). Using effective communication means, the department is in direct contact with the large public of the Fifth Switzerland, the official Swiss representations abroad, the various Swiss clubs and societies throughout the world, as well as the Swiss media and the members of the Swiss Parliament. The information is organised in two parts. One part is to inform the Swiss living abroad about actuality in Switzerland. The other is to inform the Swiss media about questions related to the Fifth Switzerland. The Fifth Switzerland is a varied public, spread all over the globe. Its multilingual and multicultural aspects make it a patchwork, that needs to be kept united. The OSA publishes the Swiss Revue in 5 languages all over the world, its newsletter ASO Info and the information bulletin written especially for the members of the Parliamentary group “Swiss Abroad” and the SwissCommunity.org networking platform which enables the Swiss abroad, the media and politicians to obtain information and keep in touch at all times. (Further information: www.aso.ch).