Alain Berset

Vice-President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of Home Affairs, Federal Department of Home Affairs of Switzerland

1996, degree in Political Science, and 2005, PhD in Economics, University of Neuchâtel. 1996-2000, Assistant Lecturer, Research Institute for Regional Economic Development, University of Neuchâtel; 2000-01, Guest Researcher, Hamburg Institute of International Economics, Hamburg; 2001-04, Strategic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Canton of Neuchâtel; 2006-11, independent strategy and communications adviser. 2001-03, Member of the local parliament, Belfaux, Fribourg; 2000-04, Member of the Constitutional Council of the Canton of Fribourg and President of the Social Democrat group of the Constitutional Council; 2005-11, Vice-President, parliamentary Social Democrat group; 2003-11, Member of the Council of States representing the Canton of Fribourg; member and president of various committees; 2008-09, President of the Council of States. Since 2012, Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA). Former President: Swiss Association for the Promotion of AOC/IGP, Berne; Les Buissonnets, a foundation for children and adults with disabilities, Fribourg; Swiss Tenants' Association - Western Switzerland Section, Lausanne.

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