Swiss citizens abroad
by Lorenzo Piccoli
Springer just published three volumes on ‘Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond’, edited by Jean-Michel Lafleur and Daniela Vintila. I wrote an open access chapter on Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for Swiss Citizens Abroad. I shows that 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 result, Swiss nationals abroad can access one of the most advanced sets of social entitlements globally.