Institut für Föderalismus
Faculté de droit


A delegation of the Ethiopian House of Federation at the Institute


A delegation from the Ethiopian House of Federation (second chamber of the federal Parliament) visited the Institute of Federalism to discuss with Dr. Nicolas Schmitt and Mr. Maurizio Maggetti-Waser questions of state organisation and the Swiss experiences in dealing with cultural diversity. The lively discussion included strengths and weaknesses of the Swiss and the Ethiopian federalism and concluded on the note, that diversity must be welcome and seen as a value to preserve, when a political system is to be developed further. This message is also behind the picture of the artiste Ben «La Suisse n’existe pas» («The singular» Switzerland does not exist), shown in the picture below.