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Education, research and innovation

Good education is an indispensable cornerstone for each individual and for society and the economy as a whole. The process of digital transformation greatly affects our lives and our work routines. It requires skills in handling the new technologies as we...

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Infrastructure

A nation-wide, financeable and secure universal service provision in the infrastructure sector is and remains a Swiss trade mark. The Confederation makes sure that the services forming part of the universal service are adapted to changing requirements and...

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Security

Maximum priority is to be given to protection from the risks of digitalisation, so that its opportunities can be best exploited for the well-being of the population in Switzerland. Key areas are the availability, integrity and confidentiality of informati...

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Environmental protection, natural resources and energy

Switzerland makes use of the opportunities of digitalisation by creating good general conditions for increased resource efficiency and improved security of supply, cost-efficiency and the environmental compatibility of the energy supply system. The produc...

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Political participation and e-government

Political participation reflects the participation of citizens in democratic life. Technological developments make new forms of participation in political processes possible and change the needs of citizens. At the same time, the processes of political pa...

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The economy

Digitalisation is changing the economy and the world of work. It is having a substantial effect on constantly changing structures and economic growth. Markets and value-creation chains are changing. There is hardly any sector of the economy which remains ...

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Data, digital content and artificial intelligence

Data is a key raw material in the knowledge society and the digital economy. This requires it to be available in high quality. In so far as there are no statutory regulations to the contrary, data should be made publicly accessible and available. Thanks t...

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Social affairs, healthcare and culture

Against the background of social and demographic developments in Switzerland, innovative technologies for older persons, the disabled, people with a migration background and people with special needs are becoming more and more important. On the positive s...

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International commitment

In its Foreign Policy Strategy (FPS) 2020-23, the Federal Council defined digitalisation as one of four thematic priorities for the first time. In doing so, it stated that it wanted to further develop Switzerland's digital foreign policy. It is taking the...

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