2018 General Assembly Summary

OverviewAction from Switzerland’s third annual General Assembly took place Thursday, March 1st, at the Viadukt and the evening was generously sponsored by Impact Hub, the International Beer Bar and the British Cheese Centre. The evening started with an informal apero as participants mingled and had the opportunity to purchase handmade...

Christmas Present Drive

The festive season is here and it’s time to start thinking of presents. Action from Switzerland is going to give you a helping hand by providing you with some great gift options. But you’re not just buying a gift, you are giving vulnerable women in Greece a chance at a...

Same city, different point of view

Author: Zsófia MolnárIt had been raining the whole afternoon, and we did not have high hopes with the weather, but shortly before 6 pm when we arrived at our meeting point, the sky cleared out and the sun showed up. Surprisingly, a big group of people had gathered at Lindenhof...

Fluchtopia

August 1st is a special day in Switzerland as the entire country celebrates its foundation with brunch and barbeques, music and fireworks, and thousands of Swiss flags. Perhaps it should also be a day for the Swiss to consider how fortunate they are to live in a country with abundant...

Activ sii in Zürich

On Sunday night, Action from Switzerland had the opportunity to participate alongside 23 other organizations at the aktiv sii event at Amboss Rampe in Zurich. The theme for the well-attended evening was: How can I be active in refugee integration/support in Zurich?The program opened with an informative presentation by Hanna...

The situation of female refugees in Switzerland

As part of the week on sustainability, the University of Zurich organized a presentation on the challenges that female refugees face in Switzerland. Both Natalie Trummer, executive director of Terre des Femmes, and Denise Graf, asylum expert  for Amnesty International (Swiss chapter), reached the same conclusion: the Swiss government is...

2017 General Assembly Summary

OverviewMore than sixty people gathered at the Viadukt Thursday evening for Action From Switzerland’s first independent general assembly. The event was generously sponsored by Impact Hub Zürich, the British Cheese Centre, and the International Beer Bar, providing an inspiring meeting space and delicious provisions to fuel engaging conversations. The assembly...