10 years foraus

We’re celebrating 10 years of foraus!

The champagne and confetti are ready: We’re celebrating our birthday! Ten years ago, a group of students discovered that young people in Switzerland had too little to say in foreign policy – and founded foraus. foraus has since developed into the Swiss think tank on foreign policy and proved that think tanks à la grassroots work.

For our birthday, we gave ourselves new branding and a new website. But there is more: we were celebrating with various activities on the theme «Values in Foreign Policy». Plus, we got a new president: On 9 November, Nicola Forster, founder and former President of foraus, has resigned at an Extraordinary General Assembly and handed over to Anna Stünzi. Do you want to take part in our next General Assembly? Then become a member!

The highlight of the activities was the event on 9 November 2019 on the topic «Values in Foreign Policy: a Generation Y Perspective on Today’s Global Challenges», at which Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis appeared as guest speaker and panellist.

Geneva: Election Party: Panel sur les enjeux de la politique extérieure de la Suisse (Panel on the challenges of Swiss foreign policy)

→ 8.10.2019


Zurich: Debate before the National Council elections: How well do you know the National Council candidates?

→ 15.10.2019


Neuchâtel: Think tanks and protest movements: Quels valeurs poussent les citoyens à s’engager pour la politique étrangère? (What values are driving citizens to engage in foreign policy?)

→ 21.10.2019


St. Gallen: The future of money: Do cryptocurrencies represent an assault on state sovereignty or are they a vital driver of innovation for Switzerland?

→ 22.10.2019


Basel: Business & Human Rights – can they operate in harmony?

→ 24.10.2019

On the occasion of our anniversary, we launched forever – the foraus alumni network. Were you once active at foraus? Do you remember a time full of verve, heated political debates and riotous retreats? Are you longing for the foraus spirit or are you just curious about what happened to your former companions? Then forever is the right place for you!