Is the Swiss Model under Threat?

Switzerland’s economic and governance models have produced one of the world’s richest and most competitive countries. Can the Swiss model of economic liberalism and direct democracy survive?

- How will the implementation of the 2014 referendum on migration restrictions harm industry and EU relations?
- How can the education system meet the needs of knowledge-intensive industries?
- What is the effect of years of a strong franc and unconventional monetary policy?
- How will these challenges affect Switzerland’s position as an international financial centre?

The Open Forum series, held in parallel with the official programme, offers the local Swiss community and global public an opportunity to engage and interact with experts on global issues.

Open Forum sessions take place at the Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), which can be reached using public transport or the official shuttles. The bus stop is Postplatz.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and German

This session is webcast live.