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The former National Councillor Andreas Gross and the Swiss ambassador, Rita Adam, with the president of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh.
The former National Councillor Andreas Gross (on the right) and the Swiss ambassador, Rita Adam, with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and quartet member, lawyer Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh.

List of participants in the Democracy Without Borders initiative

Supporting the democratic transition in Tunisia

Martine Brunschwig-Graf

Former national councillor, former cantonal councillor of the Canton of Geneva, president of the Federal Commission against racism, President of the Bureau de l’Amiable Compositeur 

Thérèse Meyer-Kälin

Former national councillor, from 2015 chair of the Federal Coordination Commission for Family Affairs 

Rita Fuhrer

Former cantonal councillor of the Canton of Zurich

Eugen David

Former national councilor and member of the Council of States, President of the Advisory Committee of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights (SCHR) 

Andreas Auer

Emeritus professor of the universities of Zurich and Geneva (public law and constitutional law), founding director of the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau 

Dick Marty

Former member of the Council of States and former cantonal councilor from the Canton of Tessin, member of the board of directors Helvetas, vice-president of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) 

Chiara Simoneschi

Former national councillor, former president of the Federal Commission for Women's Issues 
Andreas Gross Former national councillor, founder of the private scientific institute for direct democracy in Zurich; since 1998 "Atelier pour la Democratie Directe" in St. Ursanne (JU), lecturer for direct democracy at several universities

Promotion of dual vocational education and training in Honduras and Myanmar

Rudolf Strahm

Chair of the Swiss Federation for Adult Learning, former national councillor 

Peter Arbenz

President of the Advisory Committee on International Development Cooperation, former president of Helvetas, former director of the Federal Office for Refugees, honorary member of the International Comitee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 

Christoph Lindenmeyer

Member of the committee of the board of trustees, Swisscontact, vice-president of Swissmem, chairman of the board of directors, Schindler Management AG, member of the committee of the board of directors, Economiesuisse 

Hans-Jürg Fehr

National councillor (until the end of the 2014 summer session), member of the Economic Affairs and Taxation Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee, president of the executive board, Solidar 

Ernst Buschor

Former cantonal councillor, former director of education of the Canton of Zurich, member of the management committee of the AVENIR foundation, member of the advisory board, Centre for Higher Education, member of the board of trustees of the Jacobs foundation, the Careum foundation and the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia 

Véronique Polito

Secretary general of the Swiss Federation of Trade Unions (SGB), Topics: primary education, professional education, vocational training and politics regarding academia and youth

Support for women victims of violence in the Great Lakes region (Democratic Republic of

Gabrielle Nanchen

Honorary member of the ICRC Assembly, former national councillor, former SDC representative for North-South activities of the Council of Europe, former vice-president of the Federal Commission for Women's Issues 

Marco Solari

President of the Locarno International Film Festival, president of Ticino Turismo 

Thérèse Frösch

Former national councillor, vice-president of Helvetas, chair of the governing board Domicil Bern, chair of the board of trustees Contact Netz Bern 

Brigitta Gadient

Former national councillor 

Dick Marty

Former member of the Council of States and former cantonal councilor from the Canton of Tessin, member of the board of directors Helvetas, vice-president of OMCT 

Chiara Simoneschi

Former national councillor, former president of the Federal Commission for Women's Issues 

Trix Heberlein

Former national councillor and member of the Council of States, president of the Swisstransplant foundation 

From music to sustainable development: cultural exchanges along the Nile

Bastian Baker

Singer

Last update 26.01.2022