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The Swiss Conference of Welfare Organisations (SKOS), based in Bern, is a professional association of welfare stakeholders. SKOS issues guidelines in social welfare that are used by the Confederation, cantons and municipalities.

Areas of Intervention

  • Professionals working in the field of social welfare (social justice, social integration, poverty, beneficiaries of minimum income)

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Developing frameworks based on science on problems of poverty, income security and social and work integration
  • Issuing guidelines on the assessment and organisation of social assistance for members.
  • Publishing the Journal of Social Welfare (ZESO)
  • Taking a position on social policy issues
  • Supporting its members with practical services and advice
Swiss Conference for Social Welfare

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