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SwissCore, Contact Office for European Research, Innovation and Education

Identification number in the register: 94320538514-40
Registration date: 05/04/2012 14:45:07

The information on this entity was last modified on: 08/06/2015 14:51:11
The date of the last annual update was: 19/03/2015 11:40:26
Next update due latest on: 19/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

SwissCore, Contact Office for European Research, Innovation and Education


Brussels branch office of private foundation under Swiss law

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

Wildhainweg, 3
P.O. box: 8232
Bern 3001

(+41) 31 308 22 22

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Daniel Höchli


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Jean-Luc Barras

Head of Division International Cooperation

    Goals / remit

We are the Swiss information and liaison office for European research, innovation and education in Brussels. Ideologically we share and defend three core values:

As exponents of ‘Swissness’ abroad, we strive towards highest standards of excellence in our individual and institutional work and services.

As representatives of the Swiss knowledge institutions, we firmly believe that all knowledge institutions are autonomous vis-à-vis state, business, religion and other societal players and should be neither instrumentalised nor submitted. We underline, that this autonomy consists of both rights and duties.

As exponents of a multicultural and cohesive society in the heart of Europe, we engage in the further European integration through cooperation in research, innovation and education and offer our autonomy and excellence for the sake of others.

We bring Swiss excellence, autonomy and engagement in research, innovation and education to Europe!

Our mission is:
1) to bridge between Swiss and European knowledge institutions;
2) to support Swiss participation in European knowledge programmes.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

- European research, innovation and education policies
​- European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)​
- European Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport (Erasmus+)​ ​
- Innovation Union
- Digital Skills Strategy







Our activities are the following:
1) to provide high-quality information by writing articles, infomails, notes, reports and by publishing the Synopsis;
2) to liaise between Europe and Switzerland in the fields of research, innovation and education by answering questions, giving presentations and speeches and participating at and organising of meetings and events;
3) to support the Swiss participation at European level by providing brokerage and strategic advice, organising visits to and traineeships in Brussels, offering office facilities and by giving specialised trainings;
4) to promote the Swiss knowledge institutions at European level by executing ad hoc replacements of Swiss representatives and ad personam representations of Swiss organisations at European level, by representing the Swiss knowledge institutions within IGLO and by providing special support to Science Europe.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 4  



The persons engaged are the Head of Office and the three European Advisors for 1) Research, 2) Innovation and 3) Education.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Charlotte GEERDINK 05/06/2015 03/06/2016
David BOHMERT 10/06/2015 08/06/2016
Florence BALTHASAR 05/06/2015 03/06/2016
Martin MÜLLER 05/06/2015 03/06/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Education
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation


SwissCore is member of the Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices in Brussels for EU and R&D (IGLO). For more information:

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

200,000 € - 299,999 €

648,435 €

648,435 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

648,435 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.