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25. May 2024

True Story Award 2024

The winners of the True Story Award 2024 were announced in Bern on Friday evening. Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider opened the award ceremony in front of 300 guests, including the 36 nominated reporters. Afterwards, cartoonist Patrick Chappatte outlined the current state of the global media landscape in an exciting keynote speech. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the three award winners by the main jury.

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24. May 2024

One Young World

From May 23 - 24, 2024, the One Young World Switzerland National Congress took place, for which Initiative Switzerland is a Gold Partner. Young leaders from Switzerland were able to spend two exciting days on the topic of “Leadership with Integrity” and expand their network.

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21. November 2023

Partnership EntrepreneurSkills 2024-2025

Shortly before the Prix Suisse was held, the Swiss Initiative confirmed its continued partnership as "Leading Partner" of EntrepreneurSkills.

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13. October 2023

Meeting of the presidents of the parliaments

On October 13, 2023, the President of the National Council Martin Candinas invited to the meeting of the presidents of the parliaments in the Federal Palace. Initiative Switzerland supported the event and surprised the guests with a gift, which will now be distributed from the federal capital to all language regions of Switzerland.

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28. June 2023

Prix Suisse 2023 Program

President Bill Clinton comes to the Prix Suisse 2023, ski racer Marco Odermatt is honored for his outstanding achievements and the reigning world culinary champions show their skills.

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25. May 2023

2291 Festival launch

On May 23, 2023, the 2291 Festival took place for the first time in the Kursaal Bern with around 200 interested participants. While during the day the participants were able to deal with various future topics in workshops, in the evening the discourse was put into the extended round and in various panels the speakers were able to provide valuable food for thought for the future.

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20. May 2023

2291 Festival

On May 23, 2023, the 2291 Festival will take place for the first time in the Kursaal Bern. At this newly created festival, 2291 offers thematic spaces for colorful thoughts, opens surprising new perspectives, expands comfort zones and creates a momentum for projects. At this festival, what can change Switzerland tomorrow is created.

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13. November 2022

Prix Suisse 2022 Awardnight

The Prix Suisse 2022 goes to Martine Clozel. The award was presented by the President of the National Council, Irène Kälin, the highest Swiss citizen. Martine Clozel is a doctor, scientist and entrepreneur. In 1997, she co-founded Actelion and, in 2017, Idorsia, which builds on her 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical research. The Prix Suisse is an annual award presented by the non-profit organisation Initiative Switzerland to prominent figures who have made outstanding contributions to Switzerland.

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10. October 2022

Connexa Helvetica in Ascona

The fourth Connexa Helvetica event was held in October 2022 at the Eranos Foundation in Ascona. At this meeting, the discussion focused on the myth of "storytelling" and how important it is to tell your story. In the intimate round, two talents of the region met with the COO of the Locarno Film Festival, Raphaël Brunschwig.

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30. September 2022

Connexa Helvetica in Ilanz/Glion

The third Connexa Helvetica event was held in September 2022 at the Haus der Begegnung in Ilanz/Glion. The focus of the discussion at this meeting was the Romansh language and its significance and importance. In addition to around 15 interested people, the National Councilor Martin Candinas (CVP) also took part.

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20. September 2022

Connexa Helvetica in Geneva

The second Connexa Helvetica event took place on September 20, 2022 at Geneva Airport. After a guided tour of Geneva Airport, a discussion round on the topic "Rien ne vole éternellement" was started in which Andre Schneider (CEO Aéroport Genève), Walter Stahel (Founder-Director Product-Life Institute Switzerland) and Christoph Ebell (Co-Founder & CEO ARCADES DIGITAL) also participated.

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11. September 2022

EntrepreneurSkills: SwissSkills 2022

For the first time, the Professional Championship in Entrepreneurship was held at the SwissSkills from September 7 - 11, 2022 in Bern. Eight teams from all regions of Switzerland took on the challenge of developing a business idea that takes into account a Sustainable Development Goa

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