Policy preparation

The Canton of Basel-Stadt is working on a national level to strengthen the championing of the location and the metropolitan area of Basel, as well as the entire Northwest Switzerland in the Federal City of Bern. It is important to gain the support of the decision-makers for the concerns of the Basel region with the most compelling arguments, at the right time.

Basel balloons at  the Bundesplatz in Bern.
The Canton of Basel-Stadt is also strongly represented in the Federal City of Bern.

The Canton of Basel-Stadt pays keen attention to topics that are particularly relevant for our region: Transport and land use planning, research, universities and state-of-the-art medicine, as well as social, business and financial frameworks. The Lobbying Office ensures the flow of information between federal politics and cantonal administrations. It provides internal support and coordination for federal affairs that are decisive for Basel and the region. It also makes sure that political players are made aware of the canton’s concerns.

Find more information about the topic of lobbying here.