Digital Switzerland Strategy

The Digital Switzerland Strategy sets the guidelines for Switzerland’s digital transformation. It is binding for the Federal Administration. For other stakeholders such as the cantons, communes, business, science and civil society, it serves as an orientation with the aim of making the best possible use of the opportunities of digital transformation for everyone.

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Focus themes

Cybersecurity

The national cyberstrategy will be implemented in cooperation with the cantons, higher education institutions and business, in order that all actors can address digital challenges securely.

Lead: Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, National Cyber Security Centre.

Swiss approach to regulating AI systems

By the end of 2024, the Confederation will draw up a proposal for a Swiss approach to the regulation of AI, taking into account developments in the sectors and at international level, particularly in the EU and the Council of Europe. The aim is to develop an approach in dialogue with all stakeholders that upholds human rights, democracy and the rule of law while promoting Switzerland’s capacity for innovation and growth.

Lead: Federal Office of Communications in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Office of Justice and other federal agencies and bodies.

Application programming interfaces (APIs)

The provision of standardised interfaces enables seamless integration and interoperability of digital systems and data exchange. The number of APIs is to be increased in order to enable companies to build innovative and data-based business models and allow Switzerland to make data-based decisions more quickly in all situations, including crises.

Lead: Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Sector in cooperation with the departments.

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Vision

How can Switzerland benefit from the opportunities presented by digital transformation?

Domains with indicators

What are the five domains around which the strategy is structured?

Action plan

What measures and stakeholders are involved in implementing the strategy?

Digital Switzerland

Find out more about Digital Switzerland.

News

On 8 December, the Federal Council took a number of decisions regarding digital transformation. Firstly, it approved two strategies that deal with the digital future of the Swiss authorities: the Digital Administration Switzerland Strategy and the Digital…

Press releases 08.12.2023

Federal Council sets path for Switzerland’s digital transformation

On 8 December, the Federal Council took a number of decisions regarding digital transformation. Firstly, it approved two strategies that deal with the digital future of the Swiss authorities: the Digital Administration Switzerland Strategy and the Digital Federal Administration Strategy. Secondly, the Federal Council adopted the updated Digital Switzerland Strategy for 2024 and defined the new focus themes.

The Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee met on 20 November, with Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider chairing the meeting and Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr in attendance. At the meeting, representatives from politics, business, science and…

News 20.11.2023

Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee: Legislation should promote digitalisation

The Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee met on 20 November, with Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider chairing the meeting and Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr in attendance. At the meeting, representatives from politics, business, science and civil society discussed some of the legal hurdles faced in the digital transformation process. A favourable legal framework is essential to furthering the process of digitalisation.

What can we do to promote digital sovereignty? That was the question addressed by the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee chaired by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis. Digital sovereignty is a focus theme of the Digital Switzerland Strategy.

News 30.10.2023

Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee: digital sovereignty

What can we do to promote digital sovereignty? That was the question addressed by the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee chaired by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis. Digital sovereignty is a focus theme of the Digital Switzerland Strategy.