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Welcome to the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER.
Feel free to take a virtual tour of our department with its 2,300 staff.
The EAER groups together the Swiss government's expertise in all matters regarding economic affairs and trade policy. Here you can find out about our strategies for work, growth and prosperity in Switzerland and for ensuring sustainable development. The Department is also the home of affairs relating to education, research and innovation. These are all areas which are vital to our society and to Switzerland's economic prosperity.
These are the offices at the EAER:
Take a look at the various EAER administrative units:
Why not browse through some of our dossiers on topics such as economic growth, agriculture, education, research and innovation. Or read about measures to address youth unemployment, reduce technical barriers to trade and the foreign economic policy instruments we have at our disposal to gain access to world markets.
In addition, you will find important information about my activities in the Federal Council and my work at the EAER. You will also find my speeches and interviews. If you would like to find out more about the workings of the Federal Council, why not take a look at the government homepage at: www.admin.ch/br.
Your interest in Swiss politics is greatly valued.
Johann N. Schneider-Ammann
Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
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