Photo: Bernd Konrad/Swiss Refugee Council

Mission Statement

The Swiss Asylum Symposium is the most important national professional conference on the subjects of asylum and migration. As such, it should be a place for meeting others and for communicating outside one’s regular sphere of activity.

The goal is to bring together the relevant players in the asylum and migration field and to give them a platform that enables an open and objective dialog. The event is aimed at experts and interested individuals from public administration, civil society, politics and policymaking, relief organizations/NGOs, advocacy, science and the media.

The asylum symposium lasts one and a half days and features speakers as well as plenary discussions and workshops. The event is conducted bilingually (German/French).