Swiss Review UK Pages
ISSUE 03 2019
I have received much news from our Swiss community in the UK during the last weeks. This is always a sign of an enduring vitality that really should motivate us to keep maintaining our culture.
Allow me to give you some examples: thanks to Nathalie Chuard, one of our five really active delegates to the CSA, the Embassy will hold a Jungbüergerfeiern at the end of June for all the young people now old enough to vote. This would have not been possible without the dedication of many people committed to making this happen.
There are also many artists based in the UK who are using their skills as a means to share our culture’s beauty with the locals, such as Iris Hunter who translated a famous Swiss book into English in order for it to be experienced by her British friends. Or the writer Alexandra Lavizzari, the photographer Fiona Bunn, the cartoonist Viki Metzler and many other people who are committed to our community everywhere!
The Congress of Swiss Societies in the UK was held earlier this month. With much thanks and appreciation to the Swiss Embassy London for hosting the Congress, please note an update on Brexit and application for the Settlement Scheme as well as assistance available for vulnerable Swiss on the process from the Swiss Benovent Society.
Gioia Palmieri, UK Editor
Issue 02 2019
Brexit: At the end of February the Swiss-UK citizens’ rights agreement was signed in Berne by State Secretary Mario Gattiker and Chris HeatonHarris, a Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union. Read the Embassy's announcement to the Swiss living and working in the UK.
Unione Ticinese Celebrates it's 145th Anniversary: Congratulations! Read an extract of the dinner, rather exciting raffle prizes, informative talks and fun that was had by ex-President, Peter Barber.
FOSSUK Congress & Cultural Weekend: It is with great excitement that we are announcing the programme for the upcoming 54th Congress of the Swiss Society in the UK (FOSSUK) which will take place in London from the 17th to the 19th of May 2019. All information and how to book can be found on the dedicated page on this website.
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