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The Swiss Cities and Towns Social Policy Group initiative represents the social policy interests of around 60 Swiss cities from all regions. It advocates a coherent system of social security and good cooperation between cities, the federal government and the cantons. The Social Policy Group is part of the Swiss Association of Cities. The Group develops its positions through the work of committees or working groups and is represented in a large number of external committees and working groups.

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Public Health
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Gender equality
  • Migrants
  • Poverty

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Representing and defending interests of their members
Swiss Cities’ and Towns’ Social Policy Group