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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: 10/03/2014 14:03:45
The date of the last annual update was: 10/03/2014 14:03:45

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Contact Office for European Research, Innovation and Education


Brussels branch office of private foundation under Swiss law

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

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

(+41) 31 308 22 22

(+41) 31 301 30 09

Contact details Brussels Office:
98, rue du Trône 98
B-1050 Bruxelles
Phone +32 2 549 09 80
Fax +32 2 549 09 89

    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.



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


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
Florence Balthasar 05/07/2014 03/07/2015
David Bohmert 05/07/2014 03/07/2015
Martin Müller 05/07/2014 03/07/2015

    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

01/2012  -  12/2012

648,435 €

648,435 €



648,435 €





600,000  € - 700,000  €

    Code of conduct

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