Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for Swiss Citizens Abroad [chapter]

Lorenzo Piccoli
2020 IMISCOE Research Series  
AbstractThis chapter presents the policies of Swiss institutions in their dealings with Swiss abroad, with a specific focus on the area of social protection. It shows how the Federal Council gained control over a large network of institutions during a relatively short period of time. Since the 1960s, the Federal Council has developed encompassing social protection policies for Swiss nationals abroad, while safeguarding the working of pre-existent cantonal and charitable associations. As a
more » ... iations. As a result, Swiss nationals abroad can access a wide set of social entitlements.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-51237-8_21 fatcat:5lnteyrmwrd4pgipxmardh2hsy