Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA
The FDHA works to ensure the
country has an efficient and effective health system that is accessible to all.
It is also committed to protecting
the pension system – state and occupational pensions – into the future. Its
areas of activity include promoting cultural diversity and cohesion in society,
gender equality and the integration of people with disabilities.
Head of the FDHA.
Member of the Federal Council since 2012.
President of the Swiss Confederation in 2023
«The FDHA strives for greater solidarity and social cohesion in society.»
Priorities of the FDHA in 2023
COVID, the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis: rolling crises trigger uncertainty. In situations like these, social cohesion is crucial. The FDHA works to strengthen this cohesion, for example by ensuring gender equality and solidarity between generations, improving the integration of people with disabilities and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity. A further priority is the fight against racism.
The tasks performed by the staff of the FDHA have a direct impact on people’s everyday lives in a wide range of fields: social security and occupational pensions, containing costs in the health sector and authorising new medicines, promoting culture, food safety and animal health, providing reliable weather forecasts and statistics.
The Department is currently implementing numerous reform projects to ensure an efficient health system that is accessible to all, favourable framework conditions for the cultural sector, and social insurance schemes that are financially stable in the long term to support people at all stages of life.
Expenses 2021 (CHF)
Staff (FTEs) 2021
Organisation chart FDHA